May has always been my favorite month of the year. Growing up, May meant the end of school and the anticipation of summer + my birthday, which often landed on Memorial Day weekend, making it feel extra celebratory.
Now that I’m a very grown woman with a family of my own, May can feel like way too much. Instead of celebration, May can feel heavy with obligation. But after the year we’ve all had, I’m desperately craving the childlike joy of Mays gone by.
May holds much that is worthy of joy: Mother’s Day, one of my dearest friend’s milestone birthdays, an end-of-season celebration, prom, the anticipation of summer and all that a new season will bring. It doesn’t mean there won’t be tasks galore and moments of stress. But each season extends an invitation to receive or to resent.
This month, I will receive May—month of joy and gateway to summer—with a spirit of childlike celebration.💝
P.S. This is a selfie from a few weeks ago. What you can’t see is the book I’m reading—Share Your Stuff: I’ll Go First by @laura.tremaine. I adore Laura and she’s hosting a challenge on Instagram during the month of May so that we can all share our stuff. I’ll share mine. You can share yours. Why? Because sharing our stuff matters for connection—online or off. Laura’s writing prompts have been my favorites the last couple of years and I hope to join in on IG as many days as I can.
Anyway, the May 1 prompt was: Start with a Selfie. So here you go. A day late. (Totally on brand.)
Join us with the hashtag #OneDayMay and find Laura’s prompts @10ThingsToTellYou.