8 Things I Want to Do in May

8 THINGS I WANT TO DO IN MAY - Anne smiling below a cherry tree blossoming

Goodbye April, Hello May!

The *NSYNC prophecy has come true – It’s May!

Also, I’m back to blogging!

Little by little, I’m starting to write again. It’s mainly the chronic pain that has kept me away from the keyboard (I really struggle to sit comfortably at a computer for more than a brief period). But, I’m experimenting with positions (sitting positions!) and have purchased some kind of laptop sofa table so I can lie down while writing – which I’m actually doing right now!

So that’s nice – and what’s even nicer is, treatment at the pain clinic is going well.

It’s not treatment in the traditional sense. There’s no drug or surgery they can give and then I’ll be fine. They can offer education, expertise and support – which leaves it up to me to experiment and implement the tools and strategies I’ve been taught. And while I’m still in pain (and that sucks) I have more good moments now, and I’m better at coping with the bad ones.

So that’s a little update from me – now let’s look forward.

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In May I want to…

  • … Get a perfect Calm streak. Along with a few recordings from the pain clinic, I use the app Calm to practice mindfulness. I was on a good streak with daily meditations in April, but then Easter came around. This month, I’m aiming for at least 1 session a day (3-5 is what they recommend at the clinic).
  • … Wake up early every Monday. Because Monday means GAME OF THRONES!!
  • … Attend classes at the pain clinic. I’m currently on a 12-week pain management course with 1 weekly class. And even though it involves a lot of travel, this is my number 1 priority.
  • … Get my eyes checked out. Getting my annual check up because I use glasses and contact lenses. Here’s your reminder to get that done yourself if it’s been a while 🤓
  • I’m actually getting an annual check up by my GP too this month – that’s another reminder for you to do too (well, maybe it’s not as important if your body is not as dysfunctional as mine)
  • … Finish reading Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson. I’ve been completely immersed in the previous books in the series. However, this MF’er is over 1200 pages long. It’s so heavy I’m finding it hard to read comfortably. But the library wants their book back eventually, so I better get going.
  • You know how in March, I wrote how I wanted to create a poster wall in the living room? That’s going on this month’s to do list too. We have made progress though. By now we’ve bought and framed the posters, but they just sitting around on the floor, waiting.
  • … Meet myself with kindness even if I don’t complete all the things I’ve planned and want to achieve.

What do you look forward to in May? Let me know in the comments!

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