May Reflection (2016)

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” ― Margaret J. Wheatley

Each month, I set aside a chunk of time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I want to be more intentional in my personal development this year, and posting each month serves as a way to help keep me accountable.


  • It doesn’t hurt to leave the schedule behind every once in a while. In fact, it’s probably healthy. While I love my lists and goals, being able to bask in the sun, sleep whenever, devour books, practice yoga, or go for a run whenever I feel like it is a real treat.
  • Don’t write something off just because you’ve never tried it before. Whether it’s trying out a new recipe, learning a new skill or suggesting a different social outing than normal, you’ll never know if you like it until you try it.
  • Be honest about what your priorities are (check your schedule and budget, if you aren’t sure where to start 😉 ) so you can make conscious decisions about them. Don’t let a busy life and a lack of awareness stop you from spending time on the things that really matter to you.

What big lessons have you learned over the past month? Share in the comments below!


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