Hey everyone! March was certainly a month no one could have predicted and it’s left all of us reeling wondering what’s to come in April. Unfortunately, I don’t have the answers to that but, I can tell you what you might expect for your mental health! Hint: it’ll be ups and downs as usual. The spring and changes in daylight apparently do a number on our bodies and minds.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or mental health professional. I’m sharing what I’ve researched and my own experiences with you! Always do your own research and speak with a mental health expert!
Happy Friday beauties! I look forward to this day every week not only because it’s the start of my glamorous weekends (kidding), but because usually our weather starts to change again. I swear it has a weekly cycle it goes through. Right now, we’re in the rainy stage of it. It’s been gray and overcast for the last few days and I’m tired of it. They say “April showers bring May flowers” though.
Since April is the Mid-Atlantic’s rainiest season, I haven’t been thinking much about the loveliness that spring holds. Like I said, the skies are overcast and dropping enough rain to last what seems like a lifetime. In the midst of all this gray, I’ve tried to incorporate color into my life. It’s like that quote from Albert Camus, “In the midst of winter I found there was within me an invincible summer.” No matter the weather, live like everything is alive and blooming.
Go for a walk in the rain and wear bright rain boots. Drink some tea and admire the buds on the trees. Buy a vibrant accessory for the season. Spring is all about hope and the knowledge that tomorrow will be even more beautiful. Enjoy the rain and all that comes with, because it brings the most extraordinary things in May!
Thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday! I’m always overwhelmed with the amount of kindness I’m shown on my birthday from friends, family, and my fabulous readers. It motivates me to keep going. Sometimes life just burns you out, but being reminded of the support system that backs you up breathes life into an otherwise tired spirit. Thanks for the breath of life guys!
Anyway, I had a really nice birthday despite visiting the doctor to be tested for this and that. My parents took me out for Italian food and then we came home and had my favorite ice cream cake! I also treated myself to a few goodies such as these adorable navy blue stiletto Ann Taylor heels I found on sale. They make my legs look amazing! Then I went into Aldo and scored some cat eye sunglasses for the summer. I was also gifted a lovely Kate Spade sequin watch and Abercrombie tee with a scarf from two really special people in my life.
I spent Easter Sunday enjoying the spring weather by the water. My mom, sister, and I sat on a dock and let the sun warm our backs. We watched the ducks dip their heads under water while their little feet were in the air. Some creatures just do the most adorable things. The Easter Bunny also came and left me with some cute notecards, chocolate, socks, nail polish, and gel window clings for decoration. Smart bunny!
Tomorrow I’ll be writing about my progress in the gym, my favorite exercises, and a few other tips. Don’t forget to join me!
Happy April Fool’s Day and may the odds be ever in your favor today! With my troll of a sister, the odds most certainly are not in my favor. She looked at the calendar earlier and realized it was April 1st and she says “Oh my! I have to get to work!” She loves to pull pranks or do otherwise annoying things.
Besides April Fool’s, there’s one other event that we should be celebrating and that day is April 19th- the day Lilly for Target is finally available for purchase! I’m so excited about this collaboration. The look book on Target’s website is everything I could have hoped for and more! Is it sad that I’ve been putting aside money for this event? Anyway, here’s what you’ll find in my shopping bag when the line comes out!