Confession time: I didn’t read a single book in April.
I started documenting quick reviews of my monthly reads in January of 2020. Every single month since then, I’ve written up a short little review of each book I finished that month, no matter the number of books it was (sometimes 3-4, sometimes 14!). April 2022 is the first month since then that I haven’t completed a single book. Nothing.
And honestly, it was much needed.
Life has been a whirlwind lately for some reason. I went back to work three days a week on April 4th, and it really threw me off. I’ve just felt stressed out, overwhelmed, and tired constantly. I needed a reset, and that’s what April brought. So we’re going to use the same monthly format that I track all of my reading in, but this time, let’s look at what I didn’t read in April.
I went to dinner with girlfriends and saw Hamilton (for the second time in one week) – I was thrilled.
I went shopping for new spring/summer dresses that my closet desperately needed.
I celebrated some of my favorite couples with three bridal showers and a wedding.
I got back on my podcast game and found some new (to me) shows that I love. You can find that list HERE.
I walked many, many miles via the #hotgirlwalk.
I saw Tim McGraw in concert.
I celebrated Easter with family.
I started crocheting again while I watched tv instead of mindlessly scrolling on my phone.
I got obsessed with overnight oats.
I got serious about routines and rhythms after going back to the office three days a week and feeling seriously out of whack.
And lived so many normal, mundane life moments in between.
As a self-proclaimed productivity junkie, I still have a long way to go when it comes to truly learning how to rest, but April made a dent and paved the way for me to figure out what life looks like as things start settling into a new rhythm that I’ve never lived in before.