April was eye-opening for two reasons. On the one hand, it was a month of learning and new experiences (conferences and new city and work responsibilities!). On the other hand, it served as a reminder that I have quite a way to go in figuring out how to be a balanced adult. I haven’t done the best job at adulting lately, but finding balance is a journey!
Here are my other reflections for the month of April:
O.M.G. Hamilton was everything that I wanted it to be and more. I had to put some serious effort into refraining from singing every song with the cast. I will be sharing more details about my trip to Chicago in May!
OK if you haven’t seen Avenger’s Infinity War yet, what are you even doing? I was able to finish my Marvel Cinematic Universe education in preparation for the movie which completely blew my mind. My brother and I dressed up for the premiere (the costume that he created was the cutest!) and we enjoyed our outing on opening weekend. We were completely glued to our seats the entire time. Thankfully, there are more Marvel movies slated for this year so that we can continue to bond over it.
In my April Bucket List, I talked about how I wanted to be a little more environmentally friendly, starting with researching ways to reduce food waste. One thing that I learned this month was that there are compost programs in my area that I can take advantage of. More specifically, I can go to my local farmers’ market and purchase a compost bin for just $5! The farmers’ market also has an area where I can dispose of my compost to be reused.
Inspired, I actually decided to implement other small changes that would help me reduce my carbon footprint as well, which I discussed in this post. I think that if everyone implemented just a few small changes, the Earth could be a much healthier place.
Soooo I failed at the morning ab workouts. I was committed for a week and a half, then life got in the way. I knew ahead of time that it might be tough to keep up with since I had additional work demands and travel, but I attempted anyway.
Another big thing (job wise) that happened to me this month was that I staffed my first committee meeting! Though I was very nervous, I survived the 4-day meeting and I didn’t burn the office down (that’s something!). I learned a lot before, during, and after the process, so I am pretty thankful for the opportunity.
This month, I completed 7 out of 8 items on my April Bucket List. This month was definitely a lot of fun, but I’m looking forward to catching up and having some stability in May.
Stay tuned for my May Bucket List!
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