Entries from May 2017

In April I…

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

In April I…

  • Compiled all career info including interests, notes from mentor sessions I’ve had before, parts of previously written cover letters I liked, almost every address I have had since I moved to Portland for college and so much more. Compiled, more organized, made easier to access. Stoked.
  • Scheduled and had a career mentor call where I got helpful advice and suggestions on how to better sell myself and the kind of work that I do. Looking to make some shifts in the next few months and grow this part of my life. Pretty stoked.
  • Made a new playlist for working out with old hip hop and pop songs as well as some current ones that still get me moving. It’s really fun. I made it one afternoon after work but then erased the wrong version NOOOO and had to start all over again.
  • Switched my credit card to one without an annual fee because I figure out the travel points I got back at the end of the year was basically equivalent to the fee itself
  • Planned my money goals for the next couple of years. I’ve been looking at my money tracking and budget spreadsheets I made myself pretty much daily and I’m starting to realize I am not who I use to be with money and that’s frickin awesome.
  • Lined up most of the details for brother’s wedding in June. Got my bridesmaids dress in the mail and it fits, found shoes, rented car for my time there… only a few things left to do.
  • Tried dance classes at a new studio.
  • Helped a friend at the stables she works at on a Sunday afternoon. Best Sunday afternoon ever.
  • Had an obsession with iced mochas/iced coffee with chocolate
  • Was sick the first half of the month, month and a half long issues. Then had a reaction to the antibiotics. I think I’m coming almost completely out of it. Nashville allergies are no joke.
  • Rewatched the first half of the last season of PLL, can’t believe we are almost done!
  • started my I Believe or I want to believe practice.

The month didn’t feel productive while it was happening but turned out pretty full. Funny how that all works out.

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Books of April

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

April was the month of good books. I think there was only one that was I was eh about but I got to talk about it with my book club so all in all, totally worth it.

This month I read:

I’ll Meet You There – small town, kitschy hotel, marine, ptsd, love story, and collages… I don’t think anybody could write a book more towards my interests

Cowboys are My Weakness – I started this book because I was deep in my country dreams, I ended this book with a new perspective.

In the Company of Women – I was almost just going to flip through this real quick and return it but during my second round with my sickness I decided to lay on my bed and read through. I started my mornings and ended my days with a few profiles until I was through the book. So many good feelings reading about these women. So much possibility.

The Young Widower’s Handbook – I started this because of good reviews and because I am a sucker for a story about healing through a US road trip. It didn’t grab me and pull me in deep but it has kept me interested.

Heartless – I read this one for bookclub. It took me a little bit to get into as I didn’t like the ties to Alice in Wonderland, and then it pulled me in with a love story and then it broke me at the end. This would be a good book for those who like Alice in Wonderland and wanted a story of how the Red Queen came to be.

Unbound – Loved this book. If you want it to be about skiing, move along. If you want the story of an incredible experience, start reading.

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