Is it “officially” Summer yet? To me it is even though the calendar says Summer starts June 21.
I love seeing the flowers blooming, the lawn mower humming, and the sun shining!
The biggest for June is this is my last full month of chemotherapy! I will shout it from the mountaintops! Thanks to everyone cheering me on!
Now for a recap of May Goals and looking forward to June Goals:
Business & Finance
We had a VERY successful no spend month! We were able to stick to our cash envelope system. We had a few days where we visited the drive thru for meals when I was too sick to cook and Wayne was too tired to cook. We were able to decrease our spending by 75%, put money in savings and tithe our full amount.
In June we will continue to use only cash envelopes. Our goal is to tithe our full amount, put an additional amount into savings to fully fund our emergency fund and decrease our spending by 75%. We will be going a few places in June that will require more eating out, but the times we are at home, we will be eating from freezer and pantry to decrease our grocery envelope spending.
2. This blog needs some love. I am scheduling a couple of hours a day to devote to sharing and inspiring! I have so many ideas to share with you. I hope you will stick around and connect! I will be starting a new series called She Can Do It! I will show you basic skills such as writing a budget, changing a tire, sewing a button, simple glazed cookies. We will have fun learning new things!
I didn’t quite accomplish She Can Do It! like I wanted. I am going to give myself grace while i am undergoing chemo. My body hurts and my brain can only take so much thinking. Its coming though I promise! I did add a lot of new content and updated posts.
I am happy to report that I was chosen by Karianne from Thistlewood Farms to review her new book coming out in September! She is a fabulous writer and I look forward to sharing my review of her inspirational story!
Family & Relationships
Wayne and I were able to get away for a couple of days and go to Ventura Beach and Solvang, Ca. I don’t have a lot of energy, but just driving and seeing the ocean was enough to recharge my system a little bit. Breathing the ocean air does a body good!
I spent time with Hannah going to lunch and just talking about nothing and everything!
I always spend time with my Mom each day talking and we were able to go shopping a couple of times. So nice to do normal things once in awhile.
I had a very dear friend Cheryl come by for breakfast. She came at 9:00am and we talked until 1:30 in the afternoon! It was fantastic!
I hope to continue the momentum I have started with getaways and lunches and time with my friends and family. My Mom, Hannah and me are going to Las vegas for an overnight trip. I hope to grab Wayne and head out for an overnight stay or just a drive for the day. I cherish these moments,
2. I have a story that needs to be told. It is about my Dad and his untimely death. His death is heart-breaking, but I am determined to share his story so that it may help others. I am in the process of writing a book and will share the first chapter here on the blog this month. I hope it will inspire you to write a Last Will & Testament/ Trust and an Advanced Care Directive.
I was able to write part of the first chapter of my book. I am also starting another book that tells of my Breast Cancer journey.
I will share the first chapter of the book about my Dad here on the blog. I may even need help with the title!
Health & Fitness
1. I am not setting any exercise or diet goals this month. My doctor wants me to watch what I eat, but not deprive myself of any certain food. I have NO energy for exercise. My doctor wants to me to conserve all the energy I have. My goal this month will be to keep my positive attitude in check. My prognosis is good and I want to do everything the doctor tells me to do.
I am losing about 2 pounds a week. Now in my former life (before BC, breast cancer) I would be jumping for joy. However, too much weight loss can affect my immune system. I am trying to eat healthy and simply care for my body.
I cannot wait to finish chemo in the first week of July. A celebration for sure!
She Can Do It!
Well…I didn’t read either book. Bummed. However, all is not lost. I read two other books this month.
I finished the 28 day devotional and I can’t tell you enough about how life changing my perspective is on comparing myself to others. It was raw and stepped on my toes a bit. I will share more on this book in a review.
A biblical program offered by my church called Operation Solid Lives is another study I started in May.
So there you have it! A few successes and a few misses. Overall a good month.
What do you want to accomplish this month? Print out the printables below and write down your goals and meet back here to share!