May got away from me. After a major plateau, and even a little hill in weight
los s gain, a bad bout of depression and anxiety spurred by a new birth control, a daughter who is struggling to sleep through the night, and a son who is potty trained completely only when he isn’t wearing underwear, I struggled. Bad. Exercising fell off the radar, as did any motivation and most of my participation in Church. Most days were spent on the couch, letting the Wii-U and TV reign supreme, ordering out for lunch, struggling to somewhat clean the house before Justin came home, falling behind in blogging and freelancing, and wth a frown on my face.
I’m embarrassed to say that I really didn’t get any of goals from May done. I fell into such a funk and I let the funk rule over me. After Memorial Day weekend, I was determined to start fresh–clean house, clean mind, on top of things, positive and healthy. That last all of Memorial Day. Then, I decided to start fresh on June 1st. Lasted only a day. I want to start fresh today, but the house isn’t clean, dishes aren’t done, none of my blog posts or freelancing is done for this week–I always seem to play catch up and never can stay ahead.
You are more than welcome to see what my goals were from last month specifically, but I’ll just give an brief overview of how I did. (Spoiler alert–not a lot).
Spring Cleaning the House
I started to spring clean the house, then realized that I’ll just have to do it again the beginning of August when we move out. So, I stopped. But, I’m in the middle of going through everything and organizing/deciding what to get rid of. And, we have found a new apartment for when our contract ends.
Spring Cleaning the Blog
I’ve decided to shut down my Etsy shop. I haven’t created anything since January and I only ever made one sell. I couldn’t find the time or inspiration to create new prints, so I decided to not overwhelm myself or stretch myself too thin. Other than that, I haven’t done anything else about organizing, updating, or getting ahead.
Spring Cleaning Myself
I can count on one hand the amount of times I worked out this month or purposefully ate healthy. I started out doing well with getting dressed but stopped mid-month. I wasn’t very good about intentional time with the members of my family. Nor could I find a therapist–stupid insurance issues and answering machines that never call back.
I’m not going to do themed or specific goals this month. I’m going to give myself a break. But, here are my driving forces.
- Get healthy and happy physically and mentally
- Be present with my family
- Find balance
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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.