It’s the season when time passes before your eyes! When the time came to write this article, I couldn’t believe it was time to look back at the moon again. This practice has helped me focus more on the small, often overlooked moments in my life.
Here’s a peek at what we did in April 2023 and how it felt for me…
If you haven’t read it yet, you can read my other month’s review articles here.
April has literally started off with a bang. Between April 1st and 8th, we woke up to snow and fallen tree branches in our front and back yards. We like winter here in Minnesota for a while, and this storm proved it. After evaluating the damage outdoors, I took a long bike ride (indoors) to dispel it. That same night, Joe and I went out to dinner with some friends from the neighborhood.
On April 4th, I went to save money for the first time in a long time. I found some nice things for my home and some clothes for myself.See how I styled what I found in this video!
Easter weekend we had a wonderful start to the week (finally!). My parents came to town to spend the weekend together. I had a lot of fun doing egg hunts outside with the kids and going to top golf.
April 10th to April 14th saw the highest temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s. I had Zoom meetings outside and ran every day to soak up everything I could. That week I pressure washed the patio (this is a pressure washer I am using! ) and cleaned up a lot of fallen leaves in the garden. We also repaired the crumbling brick part of the courtyard. This was a task that had been on the list for some time.
On the 11th, after the Pilates club opened near my kid’s school, I started practicing Pilates from the mat to the reformer. It feels great to be back working out with others.
On the 14th, I went to my friend Lisa’s house for a cookbook club.we cooked based on the book first generation by Frankie Gow.I made a lot of delicious things Black sesame caramel and chocolate chip cookies.
April was a busy month. Throughout his month, I did a ton of design work for ongoing projects. Worked to troubleshoot backend issues on the site. I met with the team to wrap up Q1 and plan for Q2.
But my job isn’t always just to leave specific items off the list. I also met with an advisor who helped me with shadow work. This led me to ask some very tough questions about my identity, this job, and my beliefs about how the two intersect. Frankly, I feel I have grown a lot through this process. It’s hard to face embarrassment and take it at face value. By finding and shining a light on these delicate parts, many Once my emotions came to the surface and the storm of emotions subsided, I was reminded why facing hard things is always, and ultimately, worth it.
Outside of work, I found myself drawing a lot for my hobby, for myself, and for Bennett, who wrote a book and commissioned me to illustrate it. I had her bangs cut a little short. I bought a sunflower for myself. The wrap has become my lunchtime favorite.used a lot best blush— read my review here!
On April 22nd, Joe and I had a lovely Italian dinner with my best friend and her husband. On the 23rd, I went to a charming and intimate dinner hosted by you. Jason Burkewith incredible food Brooke Fordley.
I’ve been working on organizing the basement further this week. The next basement design project will begin in early May. I can’t wait to share more with you.
We will also start two projects that will run over the next 18 months. They are big and exciting and I can’t wait to share more with you. It’s just a feast for the eyes! Details to be announced soon.
As for the weekend at the end of the month, I have almost no plans. We’re going to a local lounge in St. Paul (Mancini’s!) for a martini and want to spend the rest of our time resting and recuperating. After all, summer is coming!
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