The month of March is here! What a relief – we made it through the darkest days of winter and are finally headed into some light. For me, each Monday morning is the same. I look back at the week that just ended to see how I’m using my time. Documenting my days are the best way to ensure that I’m staying grounded and focused on what’s important to me. I write these posts to keep me accountable and focused on my overarching goals and values.
GREEN | Writing Time
This morning marks 330 days of journaling in a row. April 6, 2020 was the first day of this journey, so if I can make it to April 5, 2021 then I’ll 365 days of writing in my journal. I’m not sure if I’ll make it – I don’t want to count my chickens. And friends – I’m close. 365 days wasn’t my goal when I started, but I was certainly considering it by day 100. So let’s get through March and see how close I get. I’ve also spent quite a bit of time with my blog this week, which has felt nice!
ORANGE | “Healthy” Stuff
I meditated every day last week and this morning’s practice brought my streak up to 65 days. I finished the Breath series that Yoga with Adriene offered this year! Yes – it took me nearly twice as long as it would have if I practiced every day, but I’ve never gone past day 8 or 9 of her journeys so I’m quite chuffed with myself. I’m going to do my best to start following her daily calendar in March. I’m sure I won’t complete every day, but it will be helpful to have some sort of guide to follow. No time on the bike this week.
BLUE | Outside Time
Hey! Not a bad week outside. The weather has been weird – we have constant melting and then icing back over. In the morning it’s a slip and slide obstacle course to get to the van and by the afternoon the walkway is a giant mud puddle. So I’m doing lots of laundry and giving plenty of baths to counteract the damage done outside! But there are plenty of birds on the feeders, squirrel and opossum tracks to follow, and garden planning to do outside regardless of the weather.
PURPLE | Blackberry Bluff School
I’m very proud to share that we had an excellent return to school last week. I’m totally motivated by Bryce’s success at the table!
PINK | Reading Time
Reading was a big part of the week. I’m in the mood to read everything all of the time and feeling a tiny bit anxious about where to start, especially since I want to read so much right now. I’m just trying to remind myself to focus on one thing at a time, enjoy the process, and allow myself time to think about what I’m reading instead of just gobbling everything down as quickly as possible.
YELLOW | Stitching Time
Not a single swipe of yellow this week. No knitting, no sewing, nada. That’s okay – I’m embracing my reading wave and know that the stitching wave will come back when it’s ready.
+ Water – a fairly good week! I fell off the wagon over the weekend, but I’m sure that’s pretty common. We’ll see how this week goes.
+ Weather – still love tracking this here and in my 5 Year Journal. We made it to 51 degrees on Wednesday, which was quite a surprise. The snow is pulling back from the south side of the house and I was pleased to spot daffodil tips just beginning to peek out. Spring is coming, even if in fits and starts.
+ Covid Cases – I love to see these numbers continue to tick down. This is going to be so startling to look back on.
Okay, friends – that’s my Monday morning post, thank you for checking in with me today! I hope that your week starts out smoothly and is full of the things you love.