Boy, was May the month of transitions. April was crazy, overly busy, too much going on, packing, moving, packing, moving, cleaning, unpacking, and so on. For some reason I figured the transition would end on May 1st, that’s a lot of pressure for the month of May. The craziness may have decreased but the transitions were really just starting.
A couple of weeks before we moved I was talking with my uncle about the whole process. I was kind of blowing him off because he randomly showed up while my mom and I were finishing up for the day, he was drunk, and was just so unaware of how annoyed we were. He told me he was going to give me a month to get settled in our new house. I laughed and said “Ha! I’ll be settled in three days!” and I honestly believed it. I figured I’d be in, unpacked, settled, and relaxed by day three. Funny, it’s now day thirty-three and there’s still some boxes that need to be unpacked, stuff to be organized, shelves to be hung, and a garage full of grandma’s stuff that needs to be sold. Nevermind the fact that it took me all thirty-one days in May to get through my transition period, to remember where I put things, to create some new routines, to not feel like I’m having a sleepover in my grandma’s house. Maybe I should listen to my uncle more often…maybe not.
May wasn’t a high viewer month for The Corner Office, however I spent a lot of time cultivating relationships with other bloggers that I have been following, so to me, that is the mark of a complete success. I’ve seen a decline in readership among the people in my personal life, but my blogger friends have been reading, liking and commenting. Thank you!
May had 327 views, 13 posts, readers from 11 countries, 81 likes, and 39 comments. So, while my overall views have decreased, the engagement on the blog has spiked pretty dramatically.
I guest posted for Stephanie on Making Time for Me by writing an introductory post, which was harder than I had anticipated but I absolutely loved how it turned out.
May was fun! Less stressful, more relaxing, and allowed me to build some new routines and recharge for the summer. I’m looking forward to June – thanks for continuing on this ride with me!