First off, apologies for my lack of presence this month. I’ve been struggling to write to be honest and not for lack of trying. I’ve started a few posts but none of them have made it to the blog. Perhaps they will eventually, but for now they remain unfinished, floating around in the cloud. I think my mind is too cluttered and I’m struggling to gather thoughts. I get halfway through writing about one topic and suddenly my mind is elsewhere and I find myself on a completely different track heading off far into the distance. I won’t make any promises for this month, because I really couldn’t tell you what it might bring.
I’ve been a bit absent these past two weeks so I thought I’d make my return to blogging with a little introduction post about myself.
This month has been a hectic one, I can’t believe that it has been a whole month since I last sat down to right a monthly reflection. I’ve put my car up for sale and started looking at motorbikes I might like to replace it with, I’ve said farewell to friends who are moving overseas, I’ve helped with wedding planning as Maid of Honour, I’ve attended a hens’ party, I’ve caught up with numerous friends that I hadn’t seen in far too long, my partner landed his first full time job and now it’s Easter and I’m going camping! I feel like the blog has been a little neglected over the past four weeks so I’m looking forward to getting back in the swing of things and creating some kind of routine as life calms down again.
If you were with me back at the beginning of 2018 you might remember I set quite a few goals for myself to bring in the New Year. I’ve never been a particularly strong goal setter, that’s not to say that I haven’t tried, more that I tend to get pretty lazy and can’t be bothered actually thinking it through properly and in a way that is actually achievable. I’ve also never bothered to track progress so it becomes pretty easy, pretty quickly to cheat on myself and soon enough it’s as if the goal never existed.
This year I went through my goals a little more thoroughly and for the most part, I’ve actually been working on sticking to them. I recently discovered the art of bullet journaling and this has helped immensely. The best part is that I’m holding myself responsible when I don’t stick to a goal or plan. I was thinking about this recently and about how I can push myself even harder to stick to my goals and it became obvious that the best way is to review and re-evaluate. I thought about doing this weekly but decided that starting out that frequently is really just setting myself up to fail.
So here is my first monthly reflection…