Monthly Mantras, Goals & Currently {May} 33

Mantra and goals

This right here is the beginnings of a Peaceful Posse monthly link up, beginning on the first Monday of each month. Link-ups will be open for 14 days and we can all update on our monthly mantras, goals, currently and the like.

Mantra and goals

So here goes.


Mantra and goals

Mantra and goals

Goals for the month of May

I don’t usually do monthly goals but let’s give it a whirl. I think I may go for quality over quantity.

  1. Get the rest of the things on our list for our camp trip. Things like: coffee, aeropress filters, a small shovel, fishing rod and tackle. We also have to look at all the dehydrated food we’ve bought and see if we need to top it up any.
  2. Start drafting a post of all the planning that has gone into our week-long interior camping trip at the end of June. I’ve been keeping a folder of all of the planning and lists we’ve made since we decided on a camp trip to Algonquin Park.
  3. Read more. Perhaps consider unsubscribing to some blogs I’m not digging or find myself skimming over or not reading at all.


Reading… Below the Belt, by Stuart Woods

Playing… Words with Friends.

Watching… Prison Break (gosh I missed this show!)

Trying…  to smile more often. I’m too serious.

Cooking… I’m always in the kitchen and cooking something (or so it feels). 

Eating… nothing at the moment.

Drinking… water

Calling… I’m always calling my mom.

Texting… Lets face it, I don’t text very many people other than Jeff, my pet sitting boss, Alex and a few others sporadically.

Pinning… cute outfits, inspirational quotes, dog pictures.

Tweeting… nothing, I’m kind of bored with Twitter.

Going…  on a camping trip soon (June) and we’re getting pretty excited about it.

Loving… my family, friends and furries. <3

Hating... hate is such a strong word.

Discovering… springs smells and new buds that are looking.

Thinking… trying not to think. Lol

Feeling… better, after having the flu, but my stomach is still sensitive and not quite right.

Hoping (for)… decent weather on June 4th for our 75 km bike ride.

Listening (to)…  I just listened to the radio the entire weekend while driving to and from pet visits.

Smelling… fresh linen or vanilla scents.

Thanking… being mindful daily and always being humble and grateful.

Considering… running away and joining the circus. No, just kidding. Lol

Starting… a trend and completing my monthly mantras and goals every month going forward.

Finishing… what I start. 🙂

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  • I love the smiling more often. I try to do it and love how people react…. sometimes they aren’t sure what to think or do. I totally missed your Saturday post but truly love these. Also, I would love to run away also!! Have a great Monday.

  • A camping trip sounds so fun! And I’m sorry, but Prison Break is back? How did I miss this? I used to love that show and was sad when they took it off the air.

  • Oh I love this idea, I missed out for this month but I’ll make sure to link up in June! Camping sounds so fun, I hope you have a great time!

  • I love your list! And quotes! Can I run away and join the circus with you? We can be the klutzy furbaby mommas. Lol.

    I can’t wait to hear more about your camping trip, I haven’t been in ages but it’s so fun!
    Hope you’re feeling better and that you have a great week, my sweet. Ps–I’ve been thinking of Unsubscribing to some mail lists, too. Not enough time in the day to read stuff that’s not feeding my soul. Xoxo

  • Me too!! 🙂 There’s still lots of time. We’re leaving the link ups open for two weeks to give people that time. 🙂

  • These are awesome. I’ll have to do this next month. I always hope for nice weather *looks outside to see it pouring rain, wraps self tighter in blanket*
    I’m addicted to twitter. I hate facebook more and more each day. And I used your h word…sorry.
    On that note…xoxo

  • I haven’t made a list of monthly goals for awhile, so I decided to give it a shot again this month. (Just in my planner, I’m not going to share them on my blog.) Of course, it’s going to be a crazy month, so we’ll see how it all works out! 🙂 I love your goals for the month. Happy May!

  • I have to write my goal post later today, so I’ll come back and link up. I love those monthly mantras! I also feel like running away and joining the circus. Maybe we should start our own 😉

  • I always love a goal to read more! I’ve surprised myself with how many books I’ve read so far this year and have so many more that I just can’t get to fast enough. I must admit though, blog reading hasn’t happened that much lately and that’s definitely something that I miss doing regularly.

  • I was an extra once on Prison Break, but I’ve never seen the show. Maybe I should change that 🙂

  • Whattttttt?!? That’s crazy. What kind of scene was it?? That’s so cool, girl.

    Wentworth Miller is so easy on the eyes, trust me. 😉

    They just brought that show back after god knows how many years. It’s unrealistic, but still, it’s a really good show.

  • Julie Scott Thorne

    Love your mantras! And I can’t wait to hear the details about the camping trip!

  • I’m trying not to think – hahahaha!
    I am glad to hear you are feeling better after that nasty flu. Have a great week, my friend.

  • I was a maid in a hotel, ha ha.

  • Kim Munoz

    I’m excited for this and plan on sharing a more in depth post of my goals soon. I’ll link that up for sure. Hope your stomach gets right with you soon. I’m so excited for your camping trip LOL I bet yall are gonna have so much fun! I love that you and your mom are so close. Have you always been? Hope your week is full of ass kicking and finishing things 😉 XOXO

  • Divya Budhraja

    Love these words of wisdom 🙂

    I think my mantra for May is “just…keep….going.”

    I’ve sort of reached this weird point in my weight training where I’ve put on weight (when my intention is to lose weight). I think I just need to not get discouraged and keep pushing through and eventually the muscle will push out the fat. (My hope, at least!)

  • Jessica Bradshaw

    I love your mantras. The sparkle one is hanging above my desk at work. Always a great reminder. 🙂

  • “Trying not to think” and “Considering running away and joining the circus” bit made me smile! Love your “Currently” list, Lindsay. Hope you’re having a great week. 🙂

  • I’ve gotten some pretty mixed reactions smiling at people, some people just don’t know what to make of it and look at you like you’ve got two heads. lol
    The Saturday post was just letting people know that we were launching this link up and others could link up their posts if they wanted to. That’s all. And the beauty is that I’ve left the link up open for 2 weeks so there’s no rush for people to add their posts. 🙂
    I hope you had a great week, Sheryl. Happy Friday, at long last! 🙂 xo

  • YES!! Prison Break is back! I had only heard about it maybe two weeks ago and I was like, “WHATTT?! When, How? WHATTT!” I think they are in 4-5 episodes, so you’ve got a few you can watch now. 🙂 We decided to rewatch the whole series so it has been PB on tv all week long. 🙂

  • LOL! Do you think people would love our clumsy act? At least we’d be funny, if nothing else. ;P
    Our camping trip is quickly coming, and we’re almost done getting everything we need. We just now need to pull all of our gear and make sure it’s all functional and in working order.
    I hope your week has been good momma. I’m drowning in emails and comments, forgive me darling. Love and miss you. xoxox

  • Link up next month OR you still have until May 14th that the link up will be open. Up to you babes.
    WILL THIS RAIN PLEASE EFFING STOP?!!!? Holy shit I’m sick of this rain. I wish I could have stayed home in bed and listened to the rain with the dogs. Womp womp.
    I use the word hate all the time, I just couldn’t come up with anything for this post. Trust me, I’m not THAT positive. LOL
    TGIF! I hope you have a nice weekend with Shawn and your boy this weekend. xoxo

  • I never write goals down but I’m going to try it out and see how it goes. Keep it simple and nothing too lofty to keep up with.
    If you end up blogging on your goals next month, link up hun. 🙂
    Happy Friday hun. xoxox

  • I just added your link hun. 🙂 I figured you just got carried away with the kids and it slipped your mind.
    We should definitely form our own circus. 😉 lol

  • I haven’t read much at all this year and have put books on the backburner and have been reading blogs like crazy, the complete opposite of you and what you’ve been doing lately, actually. I need to get back to my books though, I always forget just how much I enjoy reading until I sit down and actually do so.
    I hope you had a great week, Katie. Happy Friday!

  • Thanks Julie. Our camping trip is going to be epic. We’re doing interior Algonquin Park and doing the whole portaging bit and all. No showering for a week should be GREAT! haha!

  • I try not to think after work is done. My brain is mush after a work day.. LOL
    I hope you had a great week babes! xoxo

  • Try not to get too discouraged, love. Sometimes you hit peaks and valleys and you plateau in your fitness. Maybe try switching it up and creating some muscle confusion with your body. I’ve been doing that lately. Same classes but switching up the days of the week to make is less boring but for a variety. And creating muscle confusion. Try not to stress (that’ll affect you as well), but like you said, “Just keep going.” One foot in front of the other sister. 😉 xo

  • I’ve always loved the sparkle quote. It’s so true, no one should tell us how we should think or feel. Never let anyone have that power over you. 🙂 I hope your week has been a good one Jessica.

  • Some days I DO feel like running away and joining the circus. LOL. 😉 How’ve you been Kevin??

  • Hey girl, I thought I was feeling fine but then I’m feeling super nauseous again today. Maybe I worked too hard at the gym, but I’m kind of wondering if I should take a preggers test. *Eeeek!*
    Camping will be great, I won’t smell so great after a week though. HAHAH We just bought a camp fire so we’re not completely gross and raunchy. It won’t be like a regular shower but better than nothing.
    My mom and I have always been close since I was a kid. She was my mom and dad both, right? With my dad dying when I was two, we were inseparable and it was always just me and mom, until she met my stepdad when I was 9. I cherish our relationship and haven’t a friggin clue what I’ll do with myself when she’s gone (which I hate to think about, so I try not to, but still, she turns 70 this December!!).
    I’m so glad it’s Friday, thank you lord! Ugh! I hope your week has been decent? Or have you been having a rough week, treading barely above water? Love you sista. xoxo

  • Kim Munoz

    So….about that test…. LOL Did you take one yet? I hope you felt better over the weekend. Its just not fair to feel sick on the weekends especially! My dad was my mom. Mom is still alive just not super active in our lives after they separated. I miss my dad every day. He was my biggest cheerleader 🙂 I am determined to stay positive and afloat this month. XOXO

  • Hey girl,
    Nah I think I’m okay…lol although I was seriously wondering for a minute there but didn’t want to stress. I got an IUD two months ago so one can never be smtoo sure… and with me being so nauseous, it was just unlike me. Thankfully my stomach is back to normal and I gained 4 lbs back of the 9 I lost.

    Oh okay… 🙁 that always makes me sad when parents are still alive but the relationships are crappy. People don’t realize how lucky they are having two parents but parents like yours and mine that are both our moms and our dads, they’re awesome, amazing people. I miss my dad every day and I didn’t even know him…. but I’m so grateful to have such a loving and supportive mom. 🙂