Thursday, June 9, 2011

june intentions ~ regroup

those of you who are regular readers may recall my new year's resolution to set aside a specific goal for myself at the beginning of each month.  and if you will also recall, i did just that during the months of january-april... then came may. oh may! i did have a goal that month to find a job, but i did not post about it.  i was partly sick of sounding like a broken record in my "goals" posts, and partly just holding my breath, feeling like something had to come along soon but not wanting to jinx anything by writing about it.  now i'm happy to say, a job did come along at the end of last month.  it's not in my field, but it is a way to earn money {no living under a bridge for us!}, and i am so grateful that we can breath a little easier now.  

here we are again in a new month {can you believe it's already summer?}, and i have a new goal.  this month i am going to be working on some inner growth, with a little healing mixed in.  let's be honest, being unemployed for so long {9 months for me}, even though i am educated and experienced, takes it's toll.  over the past few months i have been so frustrated with life, with myself, with how little my field respects interns.  i felt helpless and at a loss about what i could do differently.  now that i have something to pay with bills with, i can begin to regroup.

this month i'm going to take a few weeks off from my search for a therapy job and just focus on embracing some healthy practices - releasing the stress of the past few months, forgiving the universe for making me wait so long, and gaining motivation to do my best at my current job even though it's not in my career field.  i'm going to make my practices simple and specific, which is the best way to stick with new habits.

through the month of june i will:
+  get back into writing my morning pages at least 5 days a week.
+  write a letter to the universe expressing all of my thoughts and feelings about life {good & bad}.
+  begin a meditation and chanting practice at least 4 days a week.
+  get back to writing in my gratitude journal each evening.  
+ remain open & pursue any therapy opportunities which come my way, even if they are unpaid.

do you have any goals for the month of june?

ps - thank you for all of your support over the past few months. your friendship and kind words have really meant a lot.


  1. My goal is actually to make some odd as that sounds!

  2. I have been trying to write regularly lately. My goals-job, new apartment, art journalism and maybe make a lemon cake. I've been craving one of those for a while.
    P.S. I love Kristie Stern's kirtan podcast. It is very inspiring. I think she has a songbook, too(free).

  3. I remember when I was laid off years ago and how dejected I felt. I love your positive outlook and think it will lead to many, many positive experiences for you. While this job might not be in line with what you want to do with the rest of your life, you are at least being proactive about doing things on the side that keep you happy and sane--and good for mind is always good for you. Best of luck with all. You deserve all the happiness this world has to offer!

  4. Oh my, my goal is to find a real person job, or at least REALLY get going on sending out applications. It's so hard to get motivated when I hate cover letters so much....

    Good luck with your goals!

  5. I bet by the end of the month you will feel quite centered! Writing is the most zen experience for me, whether it is on my blog, short stories, or even just reflections. Very inspiring!

  6. Love this post, Kim! It sounds like the perfect thing to do and I'm sure all of our lives would benefit from doing something like this.

    My goal is to finish applying to school and hopefully get in *crossing my fingers*! After that, find scholarships/grants.. Let Four Leaf Clover grow. And hopefully fit in a bit of a fun vacation.. or at least take advantage of the warm weather (when it comes back)!

  7. You write every morning and night? That is so fantastic! I need to regroup also. My life is a little unfocused (biggest understatement of the year!)

  8. I've had some ongoing summer goals: exercise 4x a week, read a lot, try to get a grip on my finances (by starting an account at, for starters). The first two goals have been going well . . . now gotta work on the third. ;)

  9. kim- i love this post. its so beautiful and true.. i love the picture. its so true, we should never ever give up.
    my goals are:
    -to feel happier and more at peace :) (easier said than done)
    - to keep giving to my family and friends

    i also write a gratitude journal.
    with love xo

  10. I used to keep a happiness journal where I wrote a few sentences at the end of each day about the happy things that had happened. I lost track of it, though. Maybe I'll pick it up again. :)

    Congrats on meeting your job goal!

  11. that kind of battered by the job-searching winds feeling is really familiar to me right now. normally, at least 50% of graduates from my school have legal jobs lined up by graduation. This year? less than 30%. I'm so blessed to be in that small minority, but watching my friends who have worked so hard, and are so qualified, face dead-end after dead-end is so tough. Already several have decided after months of searching to change direction. Those that are happy about it, I'm happy with them, but for those who just COULDN'T convince someone to let them work, it's a bit heartbreaking. I say, take all the time you need to get it out of your system while enjoying the dancing and singing with babies.

    My goals for June are to watch my money more carefully and I cut out soda :) so far, so good!