May 2021 turns out to be the month I broke, and then got my shit back together again. Struggling with bronchitis, but making progress. It feels bloody good to get back to living again.
So it’s just as well I have stuff to do, and heaps of energy to spend on it!
I enjoy exercising my lean, healthy 59 kg body several times a week.
• Eat < 5g of salt and sugar per day.
• Walk 10,000 steps per day.
• Sleep 8 hours each night.
• Go vegetarian
|Daily walks, cutting down on salt and sugar. Getting to bed earlier, and sleeping more deeply.|
Feeling much better, and more productive.
My garden is peaceful (lush and abundant, providing habitats, weather protection and a mystical threshold)
Q1&2: finish the plan and start landscaping/planting.
|😐||🙂||My garden guy is back, and he’s done a great job of pruning the fruit trees.|
Now it’s my turn to start getting the garden plan going.
I live in a comfortable home that soothes my soul.
|🙂||😐||The latest news is a shortage of building supplies. Doh! A lot of it’s imported, so who knows when things will straighten out.|
In the meantime, we’ll do some of the maintenance kind of thing (e.g., replace broken light fixtures), and prioritise the garden.
I love meeting new people, and as I am friendly and outgoing, I make friends easily.
• Make some local writer friends.
|🙂||😐||Not much socialising with all that sickness…|
My creatures are happy and healthy and find my garden a haven.
|🙂||🙂||Clever Girl looks like a full grown dog, but she’s still a puppy inside. A 30 kg puppy… Only 18 months before her brain catches up with her body. Always assuming she is one of the labradors that grows up!|
I share my knowledge, time, and money with those who need it.
• Write and publish stories.
|😐||🙂||Published the Common or Garden Variety Heroes collection, as well as collating some romance stories for Lovelorn, Lovestruck and Love at First Sight.|
Plus Planning a Life Worth Living will be out soon too. In which spirit I shared a dating spending plan!
Read 104 books
|😐||😐||An embaressingly small read this month – 18 books behind!|
• The Miracle Morning • The Simplicity Principle • The Productivity Project • Genius Foods •
Thought about the nature of pleasure, and wrote a haiku.
I learn and grow every day.
• Visit a historically or culturally significant venue or event each month.
|🙂||🙂||Locked down again… Maybe next time.|
Write 653,236 words to complete my first million fiction words.
|😐||😐||• Broke my writing streak – back to 19 days.|
• Wrote 3 short stories.
• Wrote 16,507 words.
I went through my to-do lists, and discarded almost everything. Except my plan to learn ikebana.
I feel lighter, and more focused on what’s left. I’ve already got Lovelorn, Lovestruck and Love at First Sight, and Planning a Life Worth Living off the list. Next up; Australia Felix – an historic collection of art originals. I can’t wait to get started!
How was your May 2021?
You can find more monthly reports on the Life Worth Living page.