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Things we’ll do this month: May

by Carly-Ann

So, I’m a day late in even starting this post and another day late in finishing it. That’s mostly because it took me a day to even accept that we are already entering the fifth month of the year then another day to get over it. Which is funny because something about April just wasn’t jiving with me. I’m a firm believer that every time/place/whatever is what you make of it so it wasn’t like I dreaded it. I just noticed that every time I looked at a calendar on the wall (and I love calendars so I have a LOT of them) I felt an itch to turn the page. Read into that what you will. Me, I think it’s about moving on and moving forward. I’ve been getting a lot of those vibes lately and I dig that. Check out the card that Hayley drew for me on the first of the month. Yup.

A new day has begun in your life.
You are at the beginning of a new cycle.
It’s time to release the old and start again.

I went to an event on the weekend that was a riot of spirituality. In honour of the Full Moon on Sunday, we gathered for messages from spirit, intuitive art and aura readings. The second I heard about it, I was so very in. I’m a moonchild on any old day, but a chance to celebrate my favourite phase of the Moon’s cycle? And to meet new people with the same interests as I have? And get access to some practitioners doing different things than I’ve ever experienced? As if I would miss that. And there was a moment when Lindsay and I turned around to see Jenn and Hayley smudging each other with Palo Santo and I thought to myself, “I need to surround myself with more people like THIS!” I’m not going to lie – it felt a little heavenly.

So, I got my messages and my art and my aura reading and it was so divine that I had to make a stop on the way home so that I could write down and record as much as I possibly could before it drifted away. Since then, I’ve had an increased feeling of calm and have been more mindful without effort to be so. Grounded. Centered. Focused. It’s nice. And I need to keep doing more things that ignite those feelings.


Goal setting is fun. It’s great motivation to sit down and hash out the things we want to do and fantasize about the roads that will take us there. When we talk about goals, we talk about money and career and real estate and competition, but we rarely talk about good, old-fashioned leisure. What I’ve found is that having some fun and light-hearted goals is a nice way to interrupt the monotony and drudgery of obligation. Month to month, I will publish a list of things I would like to do during the month ahead. Of course, this list doesn’t take the place of all of my standard goals related to health, wellness, money and spirituality, but I reserve the right to, in some cases, blur the lines.

Truth is, I don’t have a lot of specific and tangible intentions on my list this month. It’s mostly a lot of MORE statements. This will be The May of MORE. MORE May.

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Meditating
  • Sharing
  • Growing
  • Creating
  • Self-caring

I have had a puzzle on our dining room table for weeks and I need to finish that. I hadn’t done a puzzle in years and I completed forgot how challenging they can be! So I covered it with a bed sheet (#lifewithcats) and pretending I’d never started. But I have an awesome summer tablecloth they needs to be unleashed so it’s time. And I refuse to admit defeat.

I’ve been spending a lot of time and energy on my spiritual practices and at the same time I’m taking steps to take more and better care of my physical self as well. Since routine is such a big challenge for me (I hate doing the same thing twice!) I’ve decided to tackle it with a baby steps approach. For one week, I try to adopt just one habit. Then the following week I try to add to it. I know that for me to get on top of my habits, the most helpful place to start is with sleep. Then with a clean diet. Then with moving my body. I tinkered with this a little in April, but am going full force with it this month. For week one – the weeks in my head run Sunday to Saturday only so starting on the 6th – sleep is my number one priority. As much as I can get.

We are also just over a month out from the Rock’n’Roll Seattle 5k and half marathon and now seems like a good time to start taking it a little more seriously. (That’s me being funny. The time to start taking it seriously was at least six weeks ago. Shrug.)

Also notable: Mother’s Day.

What are you excited about this May? Do you have a theme or an intention for the month? Are you working on tackling any specific goals?

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