It’s the last day of May… who knew that time moves faster the older you get? Well, I’d begun to suspect this when six weeks as a teacher never felt the same as six weeks as a child. Far too short a summer holiday!
And tomorrow is June, the month that represents the zenith of the Sun’s power in the Northern hemisphere. Until Midsummer’s Eve we will be sitting out in longer and longer evenings, watching the last rays cross the sky and enjoying the heady mix of scent, sound and sarcasm that is summer with teenagers.
May was a strange month. A month of hard work and courses, of deadlines, proofreading and publishing, of birthdays that were frankly overshadowed by the world and weekends that weren’t weekends. It’s left me feeling weary. That’s never a good feeling.
So, in the spirit of Hygge, I am declaring June my Month of Self Care. A whole month dedicated to getting my spirit, mind and body back into equilibrium. I am going to be using my common sense and not over committing to anything, I am going to have my ideas for Self Care in my bullet journal and actually make the effort to do them, I will be reading more, hooking more, writing more, sitting more and learning again how to be.
I’ll be posting here and on my social media channels, perhaps not daily but often enough to give you the picture of my pink June month. By the end, I hope to feel happier, healthier and better equipped to face life.
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