May Goals

Guys is it just me or did April freaking fly? Seriously where did this month go?

It has been a kind of blah April for moi I must admit, my mood, the weather. It has just been blah. Not bad, just blah.

I am still patiently waiting for spring days to inspire my soul, it has been a slow process up here in this icy windy land I call home. I guess all those dresses I keep buying will have to keep waiting for their time to shine.

Anyway, I am excited and a little underprepared to head into May.  A year ago in May, I went on my trip to Belgium and Amsterdam, it seems like yesterday and a million years ago all at once.

May is the month we set up the cabin for summer which I am really thrilled about.

May is also a somewhat symbolic month for me, you know I do love my symbolism. As it is time to usher in change, to welcome a break in routine and connect with the things in life I love. Nature, sunshine, hiking, and the retirement of my winter coat (hopefully).

So here I am to share with you my not so successful April goals and pledge my goals for beautiful May. Thanks for reading!

April Goals 2017

  1. Workout minimum 4 times per week: I am not going to mark this as complete as I completely slacked on the last week, but I was doing amazing so I still feel fitness in April was a success!
  2. Meditate Daily: I did not meditate at the beginning of the month but after a Spring meditation retreat I have reconnected with my practice and feel rejuvenated.
  3. Finish 2 books: I completed one book by one of my favs, Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chodron.
  4. No Shopping Month: Guys I suck… I am not even going to defend myself on this one.
  5. Weekly Meal Prep: Again nope. It was a good idea though!
  6. Create a new budget: Yes! I have been utilizing my new monthly planner and it has been changing my life! Yay for organization!
  7. Spring cleaning: I did manage to finally do an overhaul of my apartment! Hooray!


  • Throw a Spring Blog Party: I want to send out a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated and promoted the Spring Blog Party. It was a busy day and a lot of work but I think it was worth it as we had many new participants. If you have any ideas for future parties or community engagement ideas please let me know and I will try my best to make it happen.

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May Goals

  1. Stick to a schedule: As mentioned I recently bought a new planner that I have been using for my blog and personal life. I want to make it a goal to stick with it when it comes to my blog, in life I can afford to be a bit more flexible.
  2. Read at least one book: See what I did there? Yea, I am committing to one because life happens people. Again any suggestions are welcome.
  3. Be active at least 4 times a week: This includes yoga, workouts, and hiking.
  4. Eat SUPER healthy: I am ready for lots of green things in my life!
  5. No shopping month: Guys I really mean it this time! If you have any tips on how to stick with it I am open to all the help I can get. I got issues!
  6. Do one thing out of my comfort zone: You may think this is rather silly but… the struggle is real.
  7. Spend lots of time in nature: I am hoping to enjoy some canoeing, fishing, reading outdoors, hiking, walking.

Stay tuned for next months goals as I will be changing things up a little bit. Wishing you all the happiest month ahead.

What are your goals for May?


  1. Nostalgia Diaries | 1st May 17

    These are great goals! I’m telling myself I’m going to cut out sugar this month. We’ll see how long this lasts 🙂

    • StephJ | 1st May 17

      I know. Morning of day one and it is already so hard. I have like no will power. lol

  2. Funmi Adebayo | 1st May 17

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post. Great site you have here and I’m loving your May goals smiles

    • StephJ | 1st May 17

      Oh thanks so much!

  3. Tony Burgess | 1st May 17

    April came and went in a flash.

  4. cwhitteker | 1st May 17

    Thank you for the comment. April flew by for me too. Best of luck this month!

  5. dharris21blog | 1st May 17

    Good luck, Steph. Trust the working out is a pain to commit to. I mess up my routine all the time. I’m also trying to get back in the swing of reading more books.

  6. Tabi Bee | 1st May 17

    I lovee your goals for this month! I hope you achieve as many as possible!! I’m so disappointed to of missed your blog party- but my comments weren’t working and I was so sad, maybe if you do another one they will work- yay! 😉 <3 x

    • StephJ | 1st May 17

      Thank you! I am sure there will be another blog party this summer sometime, hopefully you can make it then 🙂

  7. ignitedmoth | 1st May 17

    Nice goals! Good luck to you with each of them. 😀
    It was a lot of fun participating in your Spring Blog Party (as well as the one before it). Thanks again for being such a great hostess! 🙂

    • StephJ | 2nd May 17

      Thanks! I am glad you enjoyed. I am hoping to throw another one or something like it for the summer. 😀

  8. layersofchic | 1st May 17

    it’s always good to have goals!

  9. lakeafton | 2nd May 17

    All goals are good, but don’t beat yourself up if you stray.

  10. Meghan | 2nd May 17

    Girl good luck with not shopping. That is something I cannot do!

  11. Sushmita Thakare Jain | 2nd May 17

    Golas are really important to reach until where you want to! Poat like yours inspire to push ourselves further.
    Thanks for sharing dear 🙂

  12. lauren | 2nd May 17

    You can do it! I love the planner idea – it’s so important to be organized! Good luck 🙂

  13. Circle of Daydreams | 3rd May 17

    Good luck! I love that you are optimistic and don’t give up! Reading any book is something I’d like to fit in, but lately life is so crazy it just isn’t happening. I must make time for it as it’s part of my life’s blood that’s missing. Linda. x (:

    • StephJ | 3rd May 17

      So true! I have been finding it hard to read lately too. I am hoping when summer comes around I will be able to get outside and read more. I am one of those strange people who read more in summer than winter.

      • Circle of Daydreams | 4th May 17

        Yes, I do generally tend to read more in Winter when I can snuggle up with a blanket in front of the heater! But, reading outside in Summer sounds divine! We’re heading into Winter over here in Australia.

        • StephJ | 4th May 17

          Oh yea! Hopefully your winters are not as bad as ours here in Canada, we still have snow on the ground where I live.

  14. Aarika | 3rd May 17

    Hooray for goal-setting! Thanks to you, I am adding “more nature time” to my goal list too! 😉 Cheers!

  15. Kevin Baum | 5th May 17

    Great goals! I think you’ll find a lot of value in what you’ve accomplished when you look back on this.

    • StephJ | 5th May 17

      Thanks a bunch! I hope so 🙂

  16. Everything EmmZeeBee | 6th May 17

    Good luck achieving your goals! I hope I catch your next blog party! 🙂

    • StephJ | 6th May 17

      Yes me too! And thanks 😊

  17. chloeburford | 7th May 17

    I love this post so much! I am new to blogging so I love finding posts like this, I am one of them people who make loads of goals and to do lists so I relate to this a lot! Well done 🙂

    • StephJ | 8th May 17

      Thanks a bunch! I am glad you liked it 🙂

  18. Audrey | 9th May 17

    Great goals! Time for me set monthly goals and not just annually. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • StephJ | 10th May 17

      It is a lot of fun to share them on my blog! You should give it a go 🙂

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