In today’s blog post I’ll be sharing the highlights of the last month and what I’m looking forward to in June. Think of this post as a sort of virtual coffee date with a friend.

Life Lately: May 2018

Dinner with a good friend

I got to hang out with a really good friend from out of town who I hadn’t seen for months and months. She’s one of those friends that I can not see for a long time, but we still pick right back up right where we left off. We got together for dinner and hung out afterwards. It was so much fun to be able to spend time with her.

Victoria Day long weekend

There’s just something about long weekends during the summer that make them so much better than long weekends any other time of the year. I’m very grateful that there’s a couple long weekends during the summer. Even though I only had one day off, it made all the difference. I’m looking forward to the Canada Day long weekend next, the first week of July.

Meditation

Meditation

Meditation has been such a huge part of my self-care this month. I have a family member going through some pretty major medical stuff right now, which has meant a ton of changes for her. As a result, my stress levels have been pretty high lately. I’ve found that meditating before bed makes makes it a lot easier for me to fall asleep at night instead of worrying and stressing about what’s going on. I’m so glad that I took a chance and tried out meditation. It’s been such a positive thing for me.

Connected with other business women

I belong to an amazing group of women through The Real Female Entrepreneur. We get together for webinars and online chats a few times a month, and I have to admit that they’re a great group of ladies who are always willing to share advice and support. Blogging can feel very lonely sometimes because it’s such a solitary activity, but these ladies have been great at creating a welcoming community.

Picnic in the Park Food Trucks

Outdoor activities

Now that Calgary is warm and snow free, that means that I’ve been able to enjoy some outdoor activities. I think my favorite from May was going to check out some food trucks for date night. There’s no way that something like this would be able to happen on a cold and snowy weekend in January or February, so I think I’m grateful for things like this when I can enjoy the nice weather.

Almost done my ebook

I feel like I’ve been working on my ebook forever now, but I only just started it in April. I’m just about done now though. I think I only have one or two thousand more words to go and I’ll be done! Once I’m done writing I start the editing process, which I have a feeling will be even more work.

WordCamp YYC

WordCamp YYC

This past weekend I was able to attend WordCamp, a conference that’s about all things WordPress (which is what I use to blog). I think this was my fifth one, and it didn’t disappoint. They had some great speakers and I learned a lot. I think my top two talks were about SEO and Gutenberg, which will be released at some point in 2018. I think it sounds pretty cool and I can’t wait to start using it. If you have one happening near you (they’re organized all over the world), I’d really recommend you check it out. They’re super affordable and I always leave having learned so much.

Coffee chats

I went out for coffee with another friend this month and it was just what I needed. It was so much fun to catch up with her and what she has going on in her life. It’s so much fun to hear about people making changes in their lives and knowing that those changes will pay off down the road. The hour and a half that we spent talking felt more like 15 minutes.

Rumors

Reading

I read a couple really great books this month. The first was The Slight Edge (affiliate link) by Jeff Olsen. The basic premise is that small things done consistently will reap big rewards over time. I really liked his philosophy and have been using it for some things in my life. While I may not see results right away, I know that it’ll pay off down the line. I’m also reading the second book in The Luxe series, Rumors (affiliate link) by Anna Godberson. If you like Gossip Girl or Sex and the City, I think you’ll also like these books, set in the turn of the 20th century in New York City.

What was a highlight for you in May? Share it in the comments below. 

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Life Lately: May 2018