Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Reflection & Rejuvenation: May

Oh, wow. I was honestly afraid to look back at my intentions for last month because I didn't do a good job of keeping them at the forefront of my attention this month. But it turns out it's not as terrible as I thought.
  • Read Good to Great as my professional development book this month: No.
  • Work on the book I'm writing with Kylie about cooking with children in a Montessori way: Yes!
  • Work on charter school application: Yes!
  • Participate in Austin Earth Day event: Yes!
  • Design marketing materials for Magnolia Montessori For All: I've been trying to meet with a graphic designer. We finally have a meeting this week.
  • Submit Form 1023 to become a tax-exempt nonprofit organization: Yes! This was huge!
  • Read either Every Last Cuckoo or Charms for the Easy Life. I need to start reading fiction again! Oops, no.
  • Organize the garage: Yes!
If I am pregnant, I'm really going to have to slow down in the first trimester. I'll have to find that balance of moving forward on key projects, while making space in my life to rest. I think I need to keep it to the bare minimum this month...
  • Read books! I just renewed the library books that I didn't get to last month
  • Attend the Positive Parenting Book Club Meeting
  • Finish the book I'm writing with Kylie about cooking with children in a Montessori way
  • Take naps as needed
  • Work through Purposeful Conception to get my mind, body, and life ready for pregnancy
  • Move forward with purchasing land and starting to build a house
As I sit here typing this reflection, I'm taking deep breaths all the way into my belly. I got into the habit when I was trying to prepare my body for conception before Henry (as a way to de-stress), but I've fallen out of the habit post-natal, since I'm conscious about my belly. It feels so good to be doing it again.

Photo Courtesy of the Nikki McClure Calendar

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Kylie D'Alton said...

I have seen your binder, I have read your posts about organisation, I still don't know how you do it all :)

Sara E. Cotner said...

Kylie! You're the one with TWO kids, a detailed Montessori blog, and an almost-completed book project (photographing and writing all those recipes and skills!).

Sara E. Cotner said...

And a husband who travels...

Kylie D'Alton said...

I read this quote today and thought of you.

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it! ”
-William Hutchison Murray

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