April In The Distance

Work. Sleep. Play. Pay back. Pay forward. Serve. Volunteer. Interact. Support. Do. Record. Reflect.

All the things we need to do, all the things we miss when we don’t do them. Sometimes it feel like there isn’t time. But we make time for the things we want. Like I could be so productive if I skipped the 30 minutes it takes to shower and groom myself but do I really want to sacrifice that time? No, no, absolutely not, and if you worked with me, you probably wouldn’t want me to sacrifice that time either.

So we find time. We make time. And sometimes we don’t make the best choices on how to spend that time but it works or it doesn’t and then we move on.

So April has reeled off the ticker tape into the distance and here is how I spent my time last month:

I read 14 books – a couple of them, I didn’t finish by midnight on 4/30 but because I read more than two-thirds, I counted it. And by the time you read this, I will have finished them too.

I went to the gym quite often but didn’t get back to outdoor running in April.

My favorite picture last month was probably this one from the Dress For Success Gala

5 new blogs I’ve added to my list of favorites are:

  1. Utopia State of Mind
  2. BooksVertigo and Tea
  3. Tarnished Soul
  4. Josiah Harry
  5. Perspective of a Writer

In this post at the beginning of April, I set these as my monthly intentions:

  • Complete weeks 13 to16 of the savings plan – Check
  • Read at least 10 books, including 4 Non Fiction, business titles – Check
  • Write a story everyday, even if  it’s short or weird or strange and not funny at all – Partial
  • Read 3 books of the Bible – Check
  • Post blog or video every day this month – Not quite
  • Participate in blog networking programs – Check
  • Invest in updating my website – Fail

From these standards, I wasn’t altogether successful but I feel good about the progress I’ve made. I just have to keep reminding myself that my word for the year is ACCOMPLISH, not just PROGRESS like it was last year. 

That being said, I am setting some new intentions for May.

  • Complete weeks 17 to 20 of the savings plan
  • Read 10 books, including 4 Non Fiction, business titles
  • Write creatively everyday
  • Publish my next story collection 
  • Read 3 books of the Bible
  • Blog every day 
  • Update my website

How did you do with your April goals? What’s on your To-Do list for May?

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. yaykisspurr says:

    I love that you want to accomplish and not just progress… I agree we have so many good intentions but don’t always make the time for the highest priorities as we deal with the day to day grind. But you did so good this month! Keep it up and you’ll progress fine…


  2. By all standards you are doing great! I’m not sure I measure up – being sick with the flu for two weeks in April threw a wrench into the system, but now I’m back with lots of energy. Great picture by the way!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Thank you. Glad you’re feeling better.

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  3. April went so fast!
    Yes, I’m sure the people you work with will appreciate you not sacrificing shower time 😉

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Lol. Thanks, Bev.
      I still can’t believe April is over. It’s almost summer. Why, oh why does time move so fast!


  4. jrusoloward says:

    Wow! You definitely had a productive month! I lost control of my month – once child got pneumonia and two others and I got sick as well. Then another child got strep and shared it with me. All things considered, I accomplished more than I thought possible, but could ahve done more.

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Oh the unpredictability of being a mom. Your priorities are always with others. I totally understand. I don’t have children myself but it’s what my mom did for us – I don’t know when she accomplished things for herself because she spent so much time taking care of us… Ah, now I am going to get all sappy. Happy pre-Mothers’ Day to you and all the moms, J.
      Kudos for all you got done.

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