May Memories

I decided to take a break from my daily personal growth exercise to catch you up on what else has been going on in my life. If you’ve been following along with my blog then you know that I am overdue for a monthly review! Last month was full of many blessings and opportunities for personal growth. I have continued to move forward with hope despite the frustration of being unemployed. I do so by making the most of my time off, doing things that would be harder to do if I had a full-time job. As you will see, I’ve been doing so with family, friends, traveling, and spending more time reading.

Me and my boyfriend J’s 3 month anniversary – he isn’t an OU fan, but was a good sport when I gave him the bag

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Cinco de Mayo

Church women’s retreat – Christ Renews his Parish (CRHP)

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Mom’s surgery

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Mother’s Day. I took my mom for an early mani and pedi since she was out of town recovering from her procedure

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Dallas Arboretum

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Hair cut

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10 year anniversary of when I graduated high school…

Top Golf to celebrate J’s brother’s birthday

Family birthday celebrations – J’s brother and nephew

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I started taking Zumba classes at my local gym

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Chicago/Lake Geneva, WI trip with my boyfriend to visit some of his old roommates for Memorial Day weekend

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More dead-end job interviews…

Brother and sister-in-law visited from GA. I hadn’t seen them since the beginning of January and, as my brother and I are close, I was excited that they could finally meet my boyfriend (P.S. my brother approves!) We all had fun at the Ranger’s game together.

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Movies/TV

Parks & Recreation, Seasons 6​-7

MacFarland

Finding Dory

Grey’s Anatomy, Season 13

Books

The Children by Ann Leary

The Assistants by Camille Perri

The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls​

Food Freedom Forever​ by Melissa Hartwig

The Night Circus By Erin Morgenstern

June Bugs

Wow, I’m actually posting my monthly review on time (before the 15th of the month…)! I’ve been getting better at managing my time. Making lists with realistic goals that won’t overwhelm me – breaking things up – has helped. I’m focusing on talking my ownership of my life. The past few months I’ve often felt sorry for myself and feel like I “waste time” moping. I don’t always feel 100% like being productive, but I know that once I cross tasks off my list I’ll feel 100% better. So here are some of the things I was up to in June:
Church officer (day) retreat
Attended a networking lunch & learn with my colleague
Visited family friends who came into town
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Shakespeare in the Park
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Father’s Day
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First Day of Summer
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I was asked to be a bridesmaid’s for my brother’s wedding
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My brother and fiance visited from Georgia
– Ranger’s game, lunch with friends, & their wedding shower
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The Happy Couple

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Dallas Farmers Market trip with my dad
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TV/Movies
Pretty Little Liars, season 6 & 7
Joy
Oklahoma!
Veronica Mars, season 1
Books
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
What have you been up to this summer?