Some months are just so good that they deserve their own recap. May was one of those months. And while the month isn’t officially over yet, I’d like to take a moment of gratitude for the experiences and opportunities that have taken place over the last few weeks.
While May started like any other month (just perhaps with slightly more rain than we’ve had in months), it turned into one where many of the goals I had set for myself came to fruition. I was able to go on an adventure by heading up to the Old Salem Farms horse show, I got in plenty of horse time, I carved out time for self-care (and even preventative care by going for my first whole body skin check), and I developed new client leads, which may result in taking on not one, but two new clients next month—all things that I had jotted down at the beginning of the month. However, my plans for getting to bed earlier and returning to my workouts fell by the wayside a bit, I’m afraid. But there’s always next month!
If I’ve learned anything from working for myself these last six months, it’s how easy it can be to feel like we aren’t doing enough with our days, we aren’t as far along as we think we should be, or we’re just not doing things right. Whether you work for yourself or have a 9-to-5 job, I’m sure you’ve felt some (or all) of these pressures at some point. But this month helped center me in a way that I’ve been needing, and it reshaped the narrative that I’ve been telling myself lately—mainly that I should be farther along than I am by now.
Sometimes, the little victories can be just as significant as the big ones, and it’s important to celebrate them the same. It took looking through my iPhone photos from the month to realize that my goals had panned out. Had I not done that, I may have glossed over some notable accomplishments. And by going through my photos, I also saw how much I did this month, from meeting up with an Instagram follower turned friend to following up on some necessary medical appointments.
So, if you set goals for yourself this month, take a little time to reflect and see how far you’ve come. The realization might surprise you!