Goodbye May

Here we are, saying goodbye to the fifth month of this year. I have wanted to practice reflecting more so today I am using two prompts from Emily P. Freeman‘s newsletter and one of my own.

1. What was your favorite photo from May?

This is a hard one because there are some wonderful photos from this month but watching this little person go from crawling to walking as been a joy.

2. Name an intentional practice in May.
I decided to use a small notebook for daily reflection in May. One page for each day with the added challenge of using washi tape on every page. The notebook is 3×5 so not a lot of space which made it achievable. Writing that final page this morning was so gratifying. It has been a long time since I have capture daily moments on a, well, daily basis.

3. What’s something you look forward to in June?
Last June I was getting ready to retire – a very odd thing in the middle of a pandemic and lockdown. This June, I am looking forward to figuring out what retirement life will look like as we begin reentry. I know there will be lot of reading, a bit of knitting, a bit of sewing, being outside, walking, gardening, spending time with family and friends. I was also inspired to sign up for an online class (thanks again Honoré) which will be a wonderful way to keep that daily writing practice continue.

Goodbye May. You were a very good month.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

12 thoughts on “Goodbye May

  1. Watching a little one transition from crawling to walking is so rewarding! We did this just this time last year in the first lockdown here. That’s a lovely house and garden too … That’s an achievement, keeping up with something every day, and it must be lovely looking back on it. I am going Five Things this month, and hoping I will be as focused as you have been …

  2. Look at that little sweetheart go! How exciting! 🙂 And it sounds like you are well on your way to developing a daily writing practice. Good for you! Although I am a longtime journal-er, I don’t think I’ve ever managed to write every day for a month! 🙂
    Happy June to you, Juliann.

  3. It’s amazing that it’s already been a year since you retired — I remember this time last year! I hope that as you enter your second year of retirement and the beginning of the end of the pandemic (I hope?), you can get a better sense of how you’ll be spending your days.

  4. I enjoyed reading your answers to these questions and think it’s a great way to summarize May while also looking forward to June. I’m curious about the online writing class!

  5. loved the little notebook challenge. Since I have to pack up a house (eep) I put aside my watercoloring daily challenge. I’m still trying to show up in my journalling. I want to have something from June!

  6. ah … little ones taking their first steps is such a joy! I know you had a tough choice for “favorite photo” and I think you chose well (clearly Emily is NOT a gramma with littles close by 🙂 May was a lovely month here, too, and I have high hopes for June.

  7. I love your May writing intention–and using washi tape on every page would have me showing up with conviction! I also love that size–3X5.
    Sweetest photo…

  8. I just love to watch little ones practice their first steps…look out world, life will never be the same once they can traverse on their own! Freedom… Continue to enjoy your new life in retirement.
    Cheers~

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