I am focusing on intentional living to better align how I spend my time and energy with my values. Here is my (very late) May Update!
💰 Financial Wellbeing
Save, Save, Save
On track! Exceeded my savings goals and made donations to the Texas Civil Rights Project and NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund.
Specifically in the categories Restaurants
and Mindless Online Purchases
. Restaurant spending was pretty good, $157 for the month spent for three takeout meals from our neighborhood pizza joint. I did splurge on some house plants and related supplies.
🧠📚 Personal Development
Read Every Day & Finish 44 Books in 2020 & Read More Diverse Voices
I completed two books, bringing my total to 21. A few more are nearly done too!
Explore New Ideas
- Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
- Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Improve Photography Skills
- Cocktail How-To with Spirit Guides, covering some home cocktail mixing basics and a few recipes. We’ve been making the Gold Rush at home, super tasty!
- Completed Playing Big with Tara Mohr, a 4-part women’s leadership development program offered by my company.
I should acknowledge that I am making zero progress. I still don’t want to let it go.
Complete Predictive Analytics Certificate Program by EOY ‘20
I finished two classes in May and registered for a summer course that starts after a much needed six-week break. The double class load was tough. I kept telling myself that it was worth it to finish by EOY. But honestly, the added load took away from time I desperately needed to rest and take care of myself.
🧘🌲 Fitness & Outdoor Activity
Spend 1 hr/Week in Nature
I spent a little bit more time outdoors this month, including a (socially distanced) day at the outdoor civilian rifle range on Camp Pendleton.
Do Yoga 15x/Month
I did yoga 13 times this month! This might be my record. The studio re-opens next month, but indoor practice with strangers does not
fit in with my COVID risk management strategy.
Home Exercise Routine
I did such a great job getting in a routine in April, then fell off the wagon mid-May. This was due in part to wrist pain preventing me from doing push-ups.
💻🤳 Digital Life
Reduce Social Media Use
This was absolutely terrible in May. I spent far too many hours scrolling through social feeds and news sites.