Spring is a time where I feel a lot of productive energy, April gives such a fresh perspective. I find myself more motivated to set goals in spring rather than a new year, maybe it's because of all the new life of blooming flowers and greenery or because of the end to a long winter.
This past month started out with a lot of motivation and slow steady progress of creative goals. I worked on a lot of embroidery projects and planned a lot with Josh for our new collaboration.
During the first week it was mine and Josh's birthdays. We had a great weekend together going on little outings around town and treating ourselves to our favourite things.
The last half of the month I may have slipped a bit on the creative projects, but spent time and energy in other areas. I started a 21 day meditation challenge and only have a few days left, this has helped center me. It has given me a new outlook on life's challenges and I am hoping it will help me to tackle them with ease.
I have also started practising the art of tarot card readings, only on myself and a few close friends, it has been helpful with providing tips and advice for problems and issues. I think I would like to continue this and be more fluent in tarot readings for the future.
I spent one weekend doing some much needed spring cleaning, washing curtains and bedding, vacuuming and dusting. My house feels fresh and ready to take on the summer months.
Ray and I spent a lot of time outside in nature; going for walks, exploring, and finding new fun parks to play in. We've really been enjoying the spring sunshine and have been dreaming of all the summertime fun to come.
Saturday, 5 April 2014
He has also started standing himself up by pulling on furniture or the sides of his crib.
He is eating all kinds of different foods now and enjoys feeding himself finger foods like crackers, toast, cheerios, banana and French Fries (don't judge me).
On a side note I am also proud to say I am back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. I struggled to get the weight off, and it was especially discouraging to see other moms get their bodies back so quickly. I tried not to get too down on myself because after all it took 9 months to gain the weight and it has taken me 9 months to work it off, so I am happy with that progress :) I was so happy the other day when we took Ray swimming and I could fit into my bathing suit again!!!
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Identify where you want to go then proceed slowly, steadily, and deliberately toward that objective. As you move along, cast away your fears, doubts, and hesitations whenever they arise, letting the four winds lift them up to the sun to be burned away. ** I love this last part and I hope April is nice and sunny to remind me of this. **
We can learn from the Camel to be our own best resource. Pull out your inner talents and skills with ease. It is also a good idea and a practical move to store away some supplies and money for future use. This is what I think of when I think of Camels; the fact that they store water and food in their humps for long journeys.
I will be doing this for April in three ways:
1. I plan on doing this by trying to be a bit more frugal this month, my maternity is soon coming to an end and ideally I would like to stay home a bit longer before returning to work. So I suppose it would be a good idea to put some money away so I can do just that.
2. I plan on stocking my fridge and pantry with good organic food for making more creative meals at home. No more of this take out and going to the grocery store only to get what we need for a couple days. Meal planning is key.
3. I plan on building an inventory for mine and Josh's upcoming business collaboration.
I plan on enjoying April :)