It’s the end of yet another month and once again I find myself saying “where did the time go?”. That phrase seems to be uttered more and more frequently as I get older….
This past month it was fairly easy to tell where the time went: two of my dear friends had babies (one boy, one girl) so Knight and I were busy taking food to the new parents, holding babies and making sure our friends didn’t feel too alone during those first few weeks. I also celebrated one of my high school BFFs at her bachelorette party and bridal shower, both of which were superbly planned and a lot of fun. It’s so clear how in love she is with her future husband, and he with her; I can’t wait for the wedding over Memorial Day weekend. This friend also asked me to be a reader in her wedding which is a honor I’ve yet to have bestowed upon me; I’m taking it very seriously and have asked for the reading so I can practice. (I may be searching for the perfect dress to wear to the wedding, too.) A three-day weekend with my handsome husband which was full of everything and nothing all at once. He makes me laugh and smile, we work together so well and I just love having time with just him (a rarity these days between crazy work & working out schedules, lots of weekend plans and etc.) March saw a lot of highs for me because there is something about new life and celebrating love that can’t make you too sad, but there were a few lows.
Celebrating my mom’s birthday without her which really isn’t much of a celebration at all and more of a weep fest. Getting really teary-eyed meeting the two new babies and realizing if Knight and I walk down that path together, my momma won’t be here to see it, to hold the baby, to throw my shower. Just writing that sentence makes me cry. Finding out a couple close to us is getting a divorce. Finding out someone close to my family has cancer.
As one of my dear blog friends, San of the In Between is Mine, said last month in my February recap, my recaps are about what life is: full of highs and lows. So true!
The close of this month also means that we are at the end of the first quarter of the year which has no significance to me other than the fact that it’s been three months of me working on my intentions.
Intention #1, to walk 10-15 miles a week on the Treadclimber: I accomplished this by mid-February and then decided to switch it up. I’m doing cardio 3-4 times a week with strength built in and then strength only several times a week. (I blogged about my current Cardio loves last week and will be talking legs & buns later this week.) I’m averaging 6 days of working out a week and I L.O.V.E it. I’m feeling strong, toned and sexier (well, most days).
Intention #2: Read 62 books. Don’t think this will be a problem as I’m at 23 for the year. Reading is one of my escapes and coping mechanisms (more on that later) so there is no shortage of reading in my world right now.
Intention #3: Take a real lunch hour one to two times a week. Big. Fat. Fail. I’ve done it maybe two or three times a month? I prefer to eat at my desk and leave at 4pm rather than take a lunch hour for myself but I need to change this, I know I do. It’s better for my productivity, focus and it is just a nice break. Needs improvement for sure!
Intention #4: Get back to journaling. Score of 50% on this one. Right now my one-sentence-a-day journaling is sporadic at best so I need to step it up.
Intention #5: Take no crap? Yup, I’m doing really well with this one. I’ve untangled myself from a few sticky situations and I have to say, I love it. Life is too short to be in situations that make you unhappy, make you feel uncomfortable or repeatedly hurt you.
Intention #6: No TV two nights a week. I think we’ve been doing this about 75% of the time. Each time we do it, Knight and I realize how much we have to talk about and how quiet the house is. We love it!
The other hopes I have (crafting, t-shirt quilts) haven’t happened yet but I think by the fall they will. I’m also happy to report that Knight and I have made sure to have a few date days/nights a month. I’m always amazed at how much fun I have with my husband, how he never bores me and how I just love being with him (I know, totally cheese-fest here right now). Overall I’m pleased with my progress, most especially my dedication to working out which has always been one of my favorite stress relievers.
How was your March? How are your New Year’s goals/intentions shaping up?