May Update

The month of May went by pretty quickly! I’m excited to say that I finished my second semester with good grades and started reading for fun, rather than for class discussions! (My summer class starts at the end of June so I’m trying to cram in as much reading as I can!) I also binge-watched the second season of 13 Reasons Why on Netflix and have been enjoying Splitting Up Together on ABC.

For Mother’s Day, my husband got me this awesome writer’s planner. It took me a few days to get it all set up, but then I started plotting out novel #6. I also set some mini goals for myself in regards to blogging and my daily word count. Rather than blasting away at a book in big marathon spurts, I’m taking this one slow and steady! (Key word = STEADY. A little bit every day!)

I wrote another post for MotherHustle, where I talk about busting through your boundaries and stepping out of your comfort zone… whether that means leaving a stagnant relationship, quitting your job to follow your dreams, or baring it all at a nudist resort. (Which of those do you think I’ve done? Check the link to find out!)

Breaking-Boundaries-And-Your-Comfort-Zone-by-Jessica-Goodwin-for-MotherHustle

On the home front, our son turned 3 and we recently moved him to a toddler bed. It is so weird to walk into his room and not see a crib there anymore!

With the help of my dad, we built two backyard garden beds. We’re growing tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos, brussels sprouts, collard greens, green beans, zucchini, cucumbers, mint and a bunch of herbs, and a watermelon! I can’t believe how good the plants are doing! Maybe my thumb isn’t so brown after all!

Now we have to get ready for our road trip to Ottawa next month. We’re doing a home exchange for a few weeks and I’ve got lots of planning to do!

Reading: Domestic Affairs by Joyce Maynard and All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Listening: 13 Reasons Why soundtrack

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