Hasta la vista, April. I’m not gonna lie: there were good and bad days, and I’m okay with seeing April in my rearview window. My depression, which had been chilling in Antarctica or some place far from me, made an unwelcome reappearance in my life. Beyond work, I didn’t feel like doing much else, except the much else is all the important stuff, like living. While I very much enjoy my work, I don’t live to work. Or at least that’s not what I want to do. Now I’m behind on my goals and my mojo is still low, which means I’m playing catch-up, relighting my spark and moving forward because that is all I can do.
April Showers Bring a Brighter May
Now to be clear, April was by no means a bad month. It just feels like I lost some momentum because I had the blahs. There were still lots of good things that happened, which is what I’m going to recap because I am a glass half-full kind of gal.
Funny Cat Memes
Full confession: my largest Pinterest board is my I Heart Cats board. This is my happy place. It also drives Max crazy when I coo to the other cats, since you know, they are not in front of me, ready to play and be petted. 🙂
Every cat owner has woken up to the cat in your face who just wanted to say “hello”. And Max also loves boxes, bags, dresser drawers and sinks.
This is My Life
In one meme.
What I Designed
You, hopefully, noticed the changes here at A Mindful Migration and can learn more about the tweaks to its focus, here. I also installed a new website for The State Bank of Taunton. It was a complete overhaul to coincide with the launch of their new mobile app and looks terrific IMHO. If your website needs a makeover, let’s chat. I’d love to help and am accepting new projects to begin June 1st.
What I’m Eating
The blahs led to a lot of non-action with my getting healthy goal. My motivation went on an extended vacation, and eating healthy wasn’t really on my mind. The good news is I’m doing better. 🙂 One recipe that is helping me eat well, even when busy, is the very delicious Cajun Shrimp and Andouille Sausage in Foil Packets. And in anticipation of Mother’s Day, I also made a gorgeous and tasty Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake (try saying that fast) that moms everywhere will love. Or at least my Mom will!
What I’m Reading
In my giddiness, I put 15 books on hold at the library and requested a bunch of books through NetGalley and it’s too much. I love to read, although it’s starting to feel like work. My reading pile is a mountain, which doesn’t excite me but puts fear in my heart. Okay, that’s an exaggeration; however, it is starting to feel like work versus pleasure. And I never, ever (just call me Taylor Swift) want leisure reading to feel like work. That being said, I read some really great books that I can’t wait to discuss in my monthly review, which will now be on the second Monday of every month.
What I Can’t Wait to See
You know I love cats, right? And on Friday, Key and Peele’s new movie, Keanu, comes out and I can’t wait to see it. It’s going to be a silly movie, which is just what I need.
This is the red band trailer, so don’t play it at work if cursing is going to get you in trouble. 🙂 Also for those of you who are confused, this is a riff on John Wick (a great movie), which starred Keanu Reeves, hence the title.
My Favorite Posts
These are the posts from my fellow bloggers that I loved this month. Enjoy!
- Budget and the Beach: Ikigai is Not Some Creepy Dude at the Bar
- Jana Says: Stuck and Afraid and On Depression and Infertility
- Optimal Actualization: The Side of Me You Don’t See
- The Random Path: Every Great Dream
- TexErin-in-Sydneyland: Serious Talk
- See You in Porridge: Checking In With My Eating
- Life According to Steph: My Go To Chicken Marinade for the Grill
That’s a Wrap for April
Like I said, lots of great stuff happened in April, and I have no doubt that is what helped lift me out of the blahs. And May will certainly be full of plenty of amazing stuff too!
How did April treat you? What’s the best thing that happened to you?