May Gratitude and June Goals

June has been a reflective but busy month. I have started a new job. Bear turned three and we threw him a big birthday party, we have tided and planted in the garden and finally we finished renovating both the main bedroom and my art studio.

I am taking a chance to sit now and consider the month just past. I missed writing a gratitude list last month and regretted not giving myself that time to appreciate what I have.

This month I have been grateful for:

Good friends making Bears birthday extra special. For their smiling faces and generous gifts.

Sunny breaks in the rain allowing the children to play on the bouncy castle we rented.

Feeling welcomed into a friendly space ran by a friend. A chance to consider faith.

Therapeutic evenings painting.

For the health of my children.

Washing drying on the line. A washing pile shrinking in size.

Feeling inspired to write again.

Ebooks that can be read on my phone. Since downloading an eBook reader to my phone I have finally found the time to read again in moments I would have otherwise accidentally lost to social media.

Pretty flowers in the front garden and the kindness of a friend helping me pull up some weeds.

Growing opportunities.

My Goals for the month ahead:

Continue to declutter the house. Minimise my things. Create space.

Get sketch-booking again. My creative output has dwindled a bit this month due to starting my new job and I would like to find some momentum with it again.

This month I have been loving -

Podcasts. I have been listening to lots and lots of podcasts through out the day recently. My favorites at the minute include The Jealous Curator Podcast: Art For Your Ear,  The Slow Home Podcast and Creative Pep Talk.

The minimal urban photography of Matthias Heiderich. I can't explain how much I just love these images!