Where did April just go? It feels like time is flying by so fast that I can’t really grasp the fact that my parental leave is almost over! Eva is starting nursery in a month and I’m starting work as soon as she feels safe at the nursery. That’s so soon. I feel like we just brought her back from the hospital! I’m finally getting why my mom told me to appreciate having the time to feel bored, when I was a child and complained about time going by too slow.
With April ending it’s time for my monthly to-do list for May. Last months to-do list went pretty okay. I didn’t finish the Yoga Challenge with Ben (having to skip a few days), but we’re still on it. And everything else on the list got done, which feels great. This month the things I want to do are greatly influenced by my parental leave almost being done. It will be such a change and I just want to savour every last minute of not having to deal with the stress of everyday life.
Anyway, let’s get down to business.
In May I want to…
- Enjoy the last month I have at home with Eva . One more month of waking up in our own pace, walking around in our pj’s if that’s what we feel like and eating every meal together every day. I think we are going to take it slow this month and just enjoy that we have the time to do nothing, if that’s what we feel like doing. I know it might not seem like a big thing, but I can feel my mind starting to drift back to work, despite my best efforts not to. It therefore need the reminder to stay in the moment and just enjoy the privilege of being at home with Eva for an entire month more!
- Try and make my own sun lotion. I have a few ideas on what to put in it, but will have to experiment a bit. It just seems silly to buy sun lotion to smear all over our faces, when we don’t like to put regular lotion on our skin.
- Spend a afternoon in the forest with Ben and Eva. I sometimes feel sorry for Eva that we don’t have that much nature around us, so now Spring has finally arrived, and she has gotten old enough, I think a trip to forest will be a fun idea for the three of us. We don’t live near a forest, but if we take the train the forest won’t be to far away.
- Start riding my bike again, so I’ll be ready for the about 25 kilometers (15,5 miles) I’ll have to ride each day for work. It’s been almost a year since I rode my bike this far, or even just rode it more than a few kilometers a week. And I can really tell that I’m no way ready to ride my bike to and from work five days a week, when I currently feel sore and tired in my limbs after just a short ride. It’s exhausting! I’ve never not been in great bike shape, seeing that I’ve ridden my bike to and from everything since I was a kid, so it’s going to be a challenge. But I insist. It will take just about the same time with public transportation, so going by bike will not only get me in shape, but will also safe me money without having to spend extra time on transportation.