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May 2023 Monthly Life Update

Monthly Life Update: May 2023

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Monthly Life Update: May 2023 This month has been very difficult for us. We had to make the tough decision to put Colt down after he was losing the battle against cancer. It’s been difficult adjusting to his absence, but we are trying to remember our love for him and how he brought joy to our lives.

May 2023 Goals Progress


I’ve been keeping up on my goals fairly steady. I haven’t felt up to writing a lot because my mind is on Colt. I’m processing. I did so well with writing all the travel posts last month, but I still have to work through the Nuremberg travel posts.

Read more about my 2023 Goals.


I’ve made the most progress with reaching my commission goal this year. We’re at the halfway mark of the year and I’m already at 89%. I focused on building my patio decor, but didn’t do too much.

LTK: May had 1,599 clicks and $89.16 in open commissions.


I didn’t spend a lot of time on my blog this month. I had to get myself out of the funk I have been in. I have been through all the stages of grief, but I think May 31st was my best day. I could see the future and I was excited about what I’ve been working on. There was a couple of weeks where I was angry at everything and every task felt like too much.

I’m very good at “fake it til you make it” mentality, so even if I’m working/creating, it’s not my best and I’m just trying to move things off my plate. Done is done, even if its not great.

Here’s what I shared on the blog this month:

  1. May is National Pet Month!
  2. April 2023 Best Sellers
  3. AE and Aerie May Favorites | Currently Shopping
  4. Tuckernuck X Atlantic-Pacific | Currently Shopping
  5. Loft May Favorites | Currently Shopping
  6. How to Create an Influencer Media Kit
  7. May 2023 Reading List – 3 Books
  8. and this Monthly Life Update: May 2023!


May 2023 Side Hustle Income

I made 134.55 from Poshmark, which is on par for last month.

I’m also trying to sell things on Facebook Marketplace, but some of the scammers out there drive me crazy.


I worked through the Fitness Month Challenge, but it was a little confusing. You had to opt in each week for the current challenge to win the “trophy”. I completed both the running and walking challenge for week one, but I’m not sure why I didn’t earn the trophy for that week. I completed all the other ones.

Total Miles: 26.3
Total Hours: 6:46:20
Total Workouts: 19

Me + Zack

We visited Dinosaur Valley State Park over Memorial Day Weekend and we celebrated our seventh anniversary!



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Katie Kinsley

Hailing from the great state of Wisconsin, Katie Kinsley is a content creating, email marketing, overambitious plant-lover (read: killer). She's obsessed with planning detailed vacations and finding and building an affordable wardrobe. She's an individualist at heart discovering self-growth, a parent to a dog and a cat and in love with productivity hacks.
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Katie Kinsley is a Texas-based digital marketer and aspiring influencer. This is a lifestyle blog focused on Katie’s work-in-progress life. She’s focused on creating joy in the everyday, sharing adventures throughout Dallas/Ft. Worth (and the world), and empowering women to find their confidence — all in her unique unfiltered style.
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