A few years back, I began writing monthly to-do lists to help me keep track of what’s on my plate. I share these lists here, and report back each month on what I was able to accomplish.

My April list focused on debriefing my quarter one progress on goals and projects and making progress on some larger projects on my list. Here’s what I was able to get done in the last month:

  • Debriefed Q1 of my annual goals. As each quarter comes to a close, I like to debrief what I was able to accomplish with my annual goals on the podcast and the blog. This helps me to know what’s on track and what I need to be giving more time and attention to. 
  • Experimented with more cycling workouts. I got a Peloton bike in late March and I’ve been really enjoying trying out different workouts on this new piece of exercise equipment. I’ve done about 30 rides so far and it’s been a fun addition to my movement practice.
  • Traveled to a conference. Recently, I presented at the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) conference in Nashville. It was my first plane ride since late 2019 and you can hear my debrief about the trip itself and my recovery time on this podcast episode
  • Make progress on a couple of larger projects at work. In April, I launched part two of a large multi-year project at work. I also wrapped up a second highly collaborative project. It felt great to see progress on these projects as the summer months are looming!

April went by very quickly and I loved getting in some intentional recovery time following my travel. Now it’s time to plan for a new month of to-do items! I’m ready to launch into May and see what this next month will bring.

Here are some of the items on my May to-do list:

  • Take some time off of work. I’ve blocked three days throughout the month of May to take time away from work. I’m looking forward to more regular time away from the office through the coming months. I don’t have plans for these days other than some extra reading and rest time.
  • Transition to the summer season. Once commencement is done in mid-May, there is a slower schedule at work as we transition into summer. While I have quite a few projects to work on over the next few months, I’m really looking forward to a lighter meeting load and more walking meetings to enjoy the warmer weather.
  • Try out my new hammock. I purchased a stand-alone hammock in April just in time for us to get a couple more inches of snow here in Denver. We are supposed to see some warmer weather in May, so I’m looking forward to some hammock reading outside.
  • Engage in more strength workouts. One of my goals this year was to do more intuitive exercise. I’ve really liked choosing workouts based on how I feel any given day and that’s led me to some experimenting lately with short strength workouts on the Peloton app. 

Once again, this next month is looking pretty full! What are you looking forward to in the month of May?