Hey Ambitious Fam! We’re starting another month of social distancing and the world is still feeling a little all over the place. Some states and government officials are pushing to open things back up. Meanwhile, the pandemic still very much rages on. I hope that everyone is staying safe and well–physically and mentally.
Now that that little status update is out of the way, let’s get into this month’s bucket list!
Here is how I am finding balance this May:
Virtual RISE Conference
Another Hollis related bucket list post? Yes…well… at least you can’t deny that I promote the brands (and people) that I love! The Hollis Company is putting on an all-day (like 9 hours!) Rise x Live conference all about courage and showing up as a leader. They have a super great line up of motivational rockstars taking the metaphorical stage as well as the Hollis’ themselves for a total of 10 keynote speakers. I have no doubt that there will be lots of noteworthy insights from the day. I was actually supposed to attend the Ft. Meyers Rise in January, but life got in the way. I’m fortunate to get to experience it virtually at a much lower price point! There is tiered pricing, with the lowest tickets priced at $40 (for reference, the lowest tier at the Ft. Meyers event was $200+). Rise x Live is tomorrow, but you can still click here for more info and last minute tickets!
Become a Plant Mom
My name is Cierra and I have officially reached plant mom phase of quarantine. I was actually influenced by my mom to test out my green thumb. She has found such joy lately in taking care of her plants that I wanted to get in on it! She graciously offered to give me one of her succulent pups (yes! That’s what their babies are called–I’m learning already!) and I, being the dive all in person I am, have already placed several orders for another plant and supplies. I’m hoping to learn more and reap some of the benefits of plant ownership this month.
Paint by Numbers
Apparently my family has really been inspiring me during this quarantine because this is another family influenced bucket list item! My sister called me super excited to share that she had found a cool paint-by-numbers website that she wanted to try. I thought that it was the perfect activity to do while safe at home. Not only will I get some nice art out of the deal, but it will also be an activity that will reduce my screen time. The kit comes with everything someone needs to get started and there is an option to purchase a frame! They also have diverse canvas options, prompting me to order a Marvel Avengers paint by numbers kit for my brother while I stuck with a pretty, floral canvas. I haven’t gotten the product yet, so I can’t vouch for the quality, but if you’re also feeling artsy (but ya like the idea of a little guidance haha) click here for the site I ordered from.
Try a New Workout
This period of social distancing has given me the opportunity to try out new home workouts. I have really gotten into barre, Core de Force, and I have been taking Insanity classes (all virtually of course). I ordered a resistance band, so I’m looking forward to adding another new workout to the list! While I love (and terribly miss) my old gym centric workout routine, this quarantine has taught me that home workouts–even without equipment–aren’t the end of the world and still kick my butt.
TV Free Weekend Day
Is anyone else a little concerned about all of the screen time that they are getting lately? Typically I am a proud binger (I can take down some shows yall) but without excursions and weekend plans to break up the days, I feel like I never get a break. In a typical day, I am working 8 hrs a day on my Macbook, doing blog work (also on my MacBook), constantly scrolling on my phone, or watching tv. Even when I read, I’m usually on my kindle. SO MANY SCREENS. You can only imagine what my quarantine weekends look like (hint–that’s when the binge muscle is flexed). This month I want to take a little break by dedicating one day of the weekend to be tv free. Now, don’t get me wrong, I fully intend to turn the television on for dinner and during the night. However, who knows what I can get done during the weekend day when I’m not watching!
This month, I’m looking forward to trying new, soul-feeding activities that don’t involve a tv screen.