Flourish in All Seasons, Goals

What Needs Tending & May Goals

Last evening, I spent some extra time in my home gardens planning and dreaming. It was a welcome respite after a day of office work and catching up. In the early Spring, I typically spend so much time planting gardens at ZA that my home gets the leftovers.

Last year I literally planted whatever seeds or plants were left at the end of May…it was a a hodge podge of flowers, veggies, and a few herbs.  It was beautiful, messy, chaotic, and kinda random (in a good way!).

This year, I am tending to my home garden first.  It’s going to be simple with just zinnias, sunflowers, cosmos, dahlias, and herbs.  Those are my favorites and the ones that bring me the most joy. I’m letting go of the ideas of anything else and just embracing the simplicity.

I can’t help but reflect on how much I do this in my life too.  One thing gets all the focus and energy (work, family, health..) that little is left for the rest of life. When I spend all my time and energy only focusing on one area of my life, I end up neglecting the whole person I’ve been created and called to be. 

There are seasons when work or family absolutely needs to take a heavier focus. But, when we get so side tracked on that one thing the other areas of life are neglected, something needs to change.

So friend, this is me encouraging you to look at all the areas of your life (spiritual, physical, relational, vocational, emotional…) and see what might need a little bit of extra tending right now. 

I’m choosing to focus on my health in this season with intentional movement, nourishing foods, and limiting sugar.  I want to have energy and capacity for what is in store and this area has been neglected over the past year. 💕☕️🌱

May 2021 Goals

Monthly Action Items:

  • Plant and mulch home gardens (roses, flowers, herbs,…)
  • Celebrate May Birthdays and Mother’s Day
  • Rest well at Koselig Cottage for Memorial Day

Weekly Action Items:

  • Swim/Yoga/Hike
  • Sauna/Salt
  • Connect with a life-giving friend.
  • Lifegroup or Bible Study

Daily Habits:

  • Hit steps goal.
  • AM/PM ritual.
  • Mid-Day walk or pause.
  • Get in those greens.
  • Fill out Full Focus Planner.

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