Monthly Musings | April showers

THANK GOODNESS IT IS SPRING.

Thank. goodness.

Don’t get me wrong – I love winter when it’s clear blue skies and there is a beautiful, white blanket of snow covering the earth. But when you have a mild winter with hardly any snow?! Nah-uh. Buh-bye. See ya next time.

The weather is starting to warm up in Connecticut, and like the picture above, I am starting to see my perennials pop their sleepy heads from the hard earth. Last week, I went outside when it was nice and sunny and warm and raked back some leaves to find my stonecrops already budding tiny baby succulents. EEP! I love spring!

March was the month that seemed to never end. Lots of working, lots of colds (just getting over one now as I type this…again), and lots of sneaking outside to try to get some walks in before it got too cold again.

I went to New York City for work … and had a freakin’ blast with my coworkers. When I used to go to NYC, I’d just go to a Broadway show and then come home. This was my first (actually second, but this was a different experience) overnight in NYC and I loved hanging with my coworkers. The account I support had a big event at the New York Stock Exchange, so it was pretty darn cool to go there and stand on the trading floor. Now, I’m prepping for my long trip to Portland, OR for another client event and to see my best friend, Nicki!

I read two books in March (it was a super busy month!) but I’ve been reading six books since March started.

Here are the books I read:

  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

What I’m up to this month

Lots and lots of work and work travel. April is going to be a craaaaazy month for work. I have a big report coming out mid-month, an Earth Day campaign to pitch, and two events that I am traveling to. First, I am going to Portland, OR in mid-April for 5 days (the longest I’ll be away from Nora) to visit my best friend and support a live event for one of my accounts. Then at the end of the month, I will be going to Atlanta for a huge conference and to support one of my clients. May is just as cuckoo bananas, and June is too! Looking forward to some well-earned PTO in July!

And, I am keeping up with my movement challenge – currently on day 15. And let me tell you – I can already see and feel a difference in my body and mental health.

You’re starting what now? A podcast? And a book?

Yeah. Yeah … I’m doing that too. I’m excited to announce that I am going to start a podcast called (?!?!?! idk) that focuses on pregnant and postpartum parents and the many things we are afraid to talk about. I have a dream to publish a book in the next year, and already have a list of like 11 people who are interested in doing interviews! I plan to lay it allll out in a separate post, so more to come!

What I’m reading

Here are the books that I was reading all March long:

  • The Empire of Gold (The Daevabad Trilogy #3) by S.A. Chakraborty (it’s a big ol’ book, so working my way through it).
  • Maame by Jessica George
  • Find Your Unicorn Space by Eve Rodsky
  • Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

What I’m watching

  • Love is Blind S4 (you’re a jerk, Irina)
  • Parks and Rec
  • Shadow and Bone
  • Daisy Jones and The Six
  • You (going to start that this month on the plane!)

What I’m listening to

  • The 1975
  • Miley Cyrus – Endless Summer Vacation (Faves: Jaded, Rose Colored Lenses, River)
  • Fall Out Boy – So Much (For) Stardust
  • The Head And The Heart

Happy spring!

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