Is it just me, or was January long?

Like, really, really long. The month felt like an entire year to me, dragging on and on and on some more.

With a new year and new decade, I would like to introduce a new series of blog posts I will (hopefully) share every month: monthly updates! These monthly updates will include highlights and lowlights, laughter and sorrow, thoughts and musings.

January highlights:

  • I have been loving my new job at the climbing gym, it seems like I made twenty new best friends all within a couple of weeks. And I get paid to hype up climbing!!
  • I finished all of my law school applications–whew! They were weighing me down, and it feels so nice (and scary) knowing they are done.

January lowlights:

  • I did not nanny for two weeks in a row (the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day), it was nice to have time off, but I missed my little buddies. It seemed like they grew so much in just a span of a couple of weeks!
  • I have not seen my therapist, Chelsey, since November. My appointments are really on a come-as-needed basis these days, and while I feel mentally healthy, I know I am due for a check-in. Thankfully, I will see her this Thursday!

This month, I was filled by:

  • Making new friends at the gym and following up with old ones that I had lost touch with.
  • Plenty of puppy time–no, but actually, I dog sat my friend’s little chunk Butterball and my heart was overflowing.

This month, I was emptied by:

  • Not prioritizing corporate worship over other little things, I missed a couple of church services and felt spiritually drained.
  • People pleasing instead of prioritizing my need to rest first

In February, I am looking forward to:

Going to Austin in a few weekends!! I get to see some dear, old friends and stay with some beloved extended family members. Quality time in one of my favorite Texas cities!

I am really excited about this new series!

I think it will be a great way for me to reflect and process on each month as it comes and goes. And it will be a great way for me to share updates on my life, what I am doing, how I am struggling, what makes me whole, etc.

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read about little ole me. I hope you have a wonderful start to your February!

Posted by:Mae

My name is Maelyn. I hail from Dallas, Texas but am originally adopted from a tiny village in China. I’m a full-time legal assistant by day and a part-time creative after work. I spend most of my time planning trips, climbing rocks and eating tacos. I’m serious about living well, fostering community and dreaming big.

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