It’s finally April!! March seemed like the longest month, and technically it is, but it seemed to drag on this year. That may be because the beginning of the month was slightly eventful for me, and after that first weekend, I had no other plans. I am also entirely over the winter and ready for one of my favorite seasons: spring! I adore spring, the sunshine and flowers, and the happier mood I’m in when April and May roll around. But, before I get ahead of myself, let’s dive into some of the things I enjoyed during March. (I skipped February favorites because I didn’t feel I had enough to write about, but I’m back.)
It’s been a while since I’ve updated you on some of my favorites of the month. Though January was a doozy, I started it by testing positive for Covid, and a few things helped get me through. Spending the first week stuck at home, thankfully only with cold symptoms (thanks to modern medicine and the Moderna vaccine!), gave me a chance to revisit some favorites and encouraged me to make better habits.
I'd be lying if I said I haven't been dealing with my own set of challenges these past few months. I don't want to gloss over that and act like this summer was amazing, because it wasn't. I found joy in little moments, but I will admit I've had more bad days than good. It's the constant cancellation of plans, the uncertainty of where we'll be in the coming months, as well as the halt in my career plans for the unforeseeable future. But, that is another post that I will be sharing soon. Right now I do want to focus on what was good about summer 2020, because it wasn't all doom and gloom. Despite the weight of everything going on with the virus, and the injustices in our world for minorities, I was able to find comfort and small glimpses of hope in the things I enjoy. I'd like to share some of those with you now.
Every year it's the same: January seems to go on forever. It's like the never ending month. I spent most of it preparing for the next step in my career and indulging in all the new releases in music, movies, television and literature as well as a new podcast. Below are a few of my favorites:
December was a hectic month, especially working retail. I felt like all I did was work. With the semester coming to an end and the approach of the holidays, I was mentally and physically exhausted from Black Friday up until Christmas Eve eve. Between studying for my final and working long hours I felt like I would never catch up on sleep. I did manage to take some time for myself though, and found some peace in new music, TV and movies that dropped before and after Christmas.
In the spirit of being determined to write more on here, I figured I'd share some things I have been loving this past month. From delving into podcasts to my favorite new TV show, here are a few things that made my November exciting:
Autumn leaves falling down, a slight chill is in the air and the smell of apple pie fills your senses. That’s right, it’s fall but better than that it’s October. If you’re like me October is one of your favorite months of the year. It’s when the season finally decides it’s time for us to wear coats and when the trees design an array of colors in their spare time. It’s that time of year when baked goods are a necessity and the pumpkin spice latte makes its triumphant return. October also means the rise of pumpkins, creepy creatures and of course spirits. I’ve always loved holidays and Halloween is no exception. I adore having a reason to celebrate something; here are a few of my favorite things about the 31st.
Stories have always been my safe haven. I hope my words can be the same for you.