Category: Merry May

Merry May 31: The Final Installment

  1. One thing that made me happy – A smooth, problem free day. I was also told that I’m ‘one of the boys’ today, which was nice to hear. As the only woman in a male dominated department, it’s nice to hear that. My feminist leanings are questioning the compliment, but the part of me that wants to feel accepted is dancing around!
  2. One thing Iā€™m grateful for People who are willing to answer my silly, silly questions.
  3. One thing I did for someone else ā€“ Bought them a delicious morning coffee!

Merry May has come to an end šŸ™‚ It’s been an interesting experience (to say the least!).

I’ve learnt that I have a lot to be grateful for, that I do more than I thought, and that the horrors of April are definitely behind me šŸ™‚ Hopefully permanently!

I’m wondering what June will bring – lots of birthdays for those I care about and then we shall see šŸ™‚


Merry May 30: Hump Day

  1. One thing that made me happy – Being invited for a social function! It’s always lovely to be remembered and thought of in a work environment that you’re new to.
  2. One thing Iā€™m grateful for I was able to go home earlier than I thought I would!
  3. One thing I did for someone else ā€“ Picked them up from the train station šŸ™‚

Merry May 29: Tiddly Tuesday

  1. One thing that made me happy – Ice cream šŸ™‚
  2. One thing Iā€™m grateful for Having a job where working hard in the morning meant I could skive off in the afternoon because I wasn’t feeling too good.
  3. One thing I did for someone else ā€“ A bucket load of work šŸ™‚

I felt horrendous today – the afternoon involved me taking a lot of time to work out why I felt so knackered before I went to bed early to catch up on some much needed sleep šŸ™‚

I’m counting down the days until November – counting. them. down.



Merry May 28: Staying focused

  1. One thing that made me happy – Yoga! It actually did šŸ™‚ I was so happy with it!
  2. One thing Iā€™m grateful for Coming home to a fabulous dinner and lots of cuddles.
  3. One thing I did for someone else ā€“ Reciprocated the cuddles!

The second yoga class was great! Very challenging for me, with lots of totally different moves.

It’s interesting, because I struggle with staying in the moment a lot. I find that I imagine myself (this is going to sound a little weird) describing what’s happening instead of just enjoying it. I think of how I would tell my friends about it, imagine our conversations about what’s happening, or I imagine writing about it here.

AM I THE ONLY PERSON WHO DOES THIS? Oh God. I am, aren’t I? I’m a weirdooooOOOoooo (Yes, that’s currently being sung in my head to the Radiohead tune)

So rather than experiencing something as much as I should, I immediately want to share it, or at least think about how I would go about sharing it. I’d really like to become better at immersing myself in my experiences rather than dissecting them from the perspective of a story teller.

Last night instead of focusing on my breathing and how my body felt, my mind kept wandering and I kept splitting my attention between imagined future conversations and yoga – I was a little disappointed with that, really. I suspect that’s part of my procrastination problem! šŸ™‚ I always split my attention several different ways.Ā  Audiobooks, television on in the background, conversations, multiple websites. It’s very hard to concentrate and unfortunately I really have to concentrate to work to the best of my ability this year.

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo the moral of the story is: I’m going to be trying some introduction to meditation classes.

I’m hoping that that will have some major long term benefits!

Merry May 27: In the car

  1. One thing that made me happy – All the socialising I did today in addition to working.
  2. One thing Iā€™m grateful for – The opportunity to see an amazing piece of artwork (actually, many, but one in particular) that was absolutely inspirational!
  3. One thing I did for someone else ā€“ Drove out of my way to spend time with them – but honestly, we all won in this scenario because it was just so much fun!

In the car, Roy Lichtenstein


Merry May 26: The taxman

  1. One thing that made me happy – I owe fewer taxes than I thought I’d owe! Woop woop!
  2. One thing Iā€™m grateful for – The wonderful man who cooked me dinner, made me dessert and all and tried to provide some Saturday night entertainment for me.
  3. One thing I did for someone else ā€“ All their laundry!

I love Saturdays where I just doze around and do nothing.

This wasn’t one of those. I didn’t stop all day but it was fantastic none the less!

Merry May 25: A new beginning

  1. One thing that made me happy – So many things, today.
  2. One thing Iā€™m grateful for – A new beginning (officially), my paycheck, my partner, my appetite.
  3. One thing I did for someone else ā€“ Lots of stuff today actually – did some work on my day off because people needed it, bought someone lunch, listened – everything.

Today was an important day for me. I can’t go into details, but it made me very happy and a little emotional. I also celebrated by having a fabulously delicious lunch, by shopping for a lovely new wardrobe and just generally enjoying myself left and right!