2020 Quarter Two Update

Hello, lovelies!

Let’s be real – how is it almost July already? I did a double-take earlier this week when I looked at my blogging schedule and saw this recap on there. Time moves so fast.

When I wrote my Quarter One update, we were just seeing the beginning stages of the disaster that is a world pandemic (here in Texas anyway, I know that other places were already being hit hard). I don’t think any of us had any idea that we would still be dealing with this chaos three months later.

With that in mind though, my perspective has shifted, and I’m eyeing my goals/objectives for this year with a different thought process. I had plans to do all sorts of things this spring, but none of that happened. Some are just off the table for 2020 altogether, and some are just pushed to the fall. Hopefully.

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2020 Objectives: The Top Three

For this year, I had three main objectives… improve my home and social life, find ways to work from home, and start riding my horse again.

Our home life is actually quite lovely right now. The Husband stayed home on furlough for six weeks and it was an interesting time. We really enjoyed the extra family time and he got to be there and watch the kiddo pulling up and crawling for the first time. It’s hard to believe she only started doing that less than two months ago – she’s a beast now, and fast!

The lockdown/quarantine/stay at home/whatever thing has really blocked my efforts at overcoming social anxiety. The less opportunity I have to interact with people, the less comfortable I am doing it. I’ve reached the point now where I find it easier to stay home and never speak to anyone ever again. Not ideal, so it’s something I’ll need to work on again. Once I actually leave the house. If that ever happens.

While this month has been slow, I stayed pretty busy with work during the other two months of this quarter, which was a really nice bonus. I chose to go back to school this year, so its been hard to really make headway on creating my own home business apart from my side job, but I think it’s a good situation for the time being.

The third main objective I had for this year was to get back into riding again, and its definitely been happening! Besides a handful of weeks where the weather was just too terrible to be outside, I’ve been able to get out to the farm at least two-three times a week this quarter. I’m feeling very out of shape and all that, but I’ve been riding consistently and that feels great!

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2020 Objectives: All the Rest of Life

I’ve been able to read more, although my motivation comes in spurts, but I’ve gotten through several books, both fiction and nonfiction. I’m thinking of doing a reading list blog post sometime this summer yet!

It’s been difficult to be consistent with my daily spiritual practices the last while. The Tiny Princess went through a spurt of no longer wanting to sleep at night so I slept in during the mornings whenever I could, and then she started waking up at 6-7am regularly, and sorry, but I am not the person who gets up at 5:30 just to have some quiet time. Even if it does help me start my day better. She’s finally evening out her sleep schedule again and I finally have my mornings back so yay!

A few things that I had on my list are just on hold for the time being because of COVID. I’m not scheduling anything with the dentist just yet, we haven’t gotten together with friends, or gone on any sort of vacation or trip yet. I’m hoping we can still plan a weekend trip sometime in the fall, but a full vacation is definitely off the table until next year at least.

I mentioned this already last time, but I did go back to school! I’m attending Southern New Hampshire University and getting my degree in Creative Writing – its a fully online setup with 8 week terms, and so far I’ve finished my first two classes with top grades! I start my next class on Monday and its very exciting and fun for me.

We’re also closer and closer to being able to buy a house! I’m going to go out on a limb and say we’ll probably start lightly shopping early in the fall sometime. Things will depend a little on how quickly we can get qualified for something and then of course, how soon we find something that we like! It’s an exciting thing!


Despite the chaos that 2020 has been already, we’re not in bad shape by any means. There are rougher days and more discouraging days, but I’m still trying to think positive thoughts as much as humanly possible!

Until next week,

Love, light, and kindness, even when it’s hard to see!

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