I just realized this morning during my meditation practice (as the birds & fresh air surrounded me) how much I adore the month of May. We’re beyond the cold, dreary winter and just out of the somewhat rainy, warm month of April. For me May signals the start of summer and a year ahead, full of possibilities. I’ve decided May is my New Year!
Living in the DC area for 15+ years now, I have been fortunate not to acquire any allergies to pollen, grass, etc. so I love the smell of fresh cut grass, mulch and flowers. It’s warm enough, yet cool enough, to sleep with the windows open (before my husband seals our house up with AC for a few months). Though I’m not a fan of birds, I do enjoy hearing them at 4:30am chirping in the distance. As 6am nears, all of nature seems to all be awake. I love being up early this time of year enjoying the quiet time out in the fresh air.
Coincidentally, May is my birthday month so maybe this is why for me it signals a new year. I feel the summer holds a ton of possibilities for work, play and all things yoga. I love taking my mediation & yoga practice outdoors this time of year. I love teaching yoga outdoors when the opportunity presents itself. It’s also usually around this time of the year I pick up a couple new private and/or office yoga clients (not sure why that is). Everything just seems to flow naturally.
So as we near the end of the first week of May, the first week of my New Year, I’m looking forward to both the known -planned beach trips, the 5K I’m running 5/21, BBQs @ BQ’s, hooping, cocktails on our new patio, biking, etc.- and equally looking forward to the unknown -like me spontaneously deciding to send myself flowers earlier this week. Which reminds me…for those of you who are curious about the card that arrived with the flowers I sent myself, here’s what it reads: Thanks for being a fantastic person. Wishing you a great day, week and year full of all things active (mountain biking, running, skiing, handstands, sex & more), love and fun. Love, Me and You. Happy May!
Good one! Like a small, mental mini-vacation back home!