Our months are just snapshots of our year. We can get a lot of things done in a month. We can completely change a habit in the first twenty seven days. We can see a slight hint of improvement in our body from working out consistently. The year is essentially twelve of the small montly improvements all added up.
The problem is we underestimate a month. Many people believe a month is too short to accomplish anything worthwhile. Others think a month is too long to stay committed to any one thing. But it’s the opposite. The month is the perfect amount of time to commit to a goal but short enough to not be dragged out all year. So we should look back out our months and how we spend them. What word best describes the way you’ve spent the last month of your life?
Here’s the word that describes my last month and my overall thoughts on it.
The last month I had was an interesting month. It was a difficult and challenging time. On the other hand, it was an inspiring and enlightening point of time. I was going through a low point of depression. But I was also getting past that depression and becoming stronger mentally. So it was a polarizing month to say the least. I got the best of both worlds.
But if I have to choose just one word as to how I spent my last month, it would be a simple word. Patient. I spent that month being very patient. I’m usually a patient person that is willing to wait for what I want. It has served me well in life being able to have peace of mind in not needing something immediately. Honestly, patient is how I would describe my entire last year and a half to two years.
In the micro sense, I was not patient. I was actually the opposite of patient. I was easily aggravated and anxious all the time. I would struggle to wait or sit through anything that wasn’t what I wanted at the moment. But in the macro, I was very patient. I wasn’t myself. But I wasn’t in a rush. Great things take time. And I’ve always remembered that.
The last month was a culmination of my year compacted into thirty days. I was going through low times being sad and crying for no good reason. Things were very dark and bleek on a daily basis. There’s a good reasons for all of this mental stress but I can’t speak on it now. Just know my feelings were truly at an all time low.
On the other hand, the last month was rather enlightening. I was feeling inspired and motivated to do more. I was feeling more like myself and getting to a better place. Things were on the up and up. That was great. But this was all mixed in with the low times as well. So it was confusing. And throughout these days all I could is be patient. I wanted to figure everything out right then and there but there was just too much going on.
I had my mom’s birthday coming up. It wasn’t just any birthday either. She was turning fifty years old and I was trying to organize and plan a surprise celebration for her. My love interest was very depressed and going through a personal life crisis. My best friend was turning twenty five and I was helping plan a international trip to Costa Rica for him. It was a lot. And while I felt overwhelmed, all I could do was be patient. That was my last month, how did you spend yours?