honestly, not much has changed from the february favorites since 2/2 of that list made it to this one. still hamilton trash, and honestly, i think this “hamilton phase” will last longer than a few months.
THAT’S RIGHT. i finally began driving! i took lessons before, but my parents would never let me practice with them until now, 10 months after getting my permit. it miiiiiight be because i scheduled my driving exam and basically forced my parents to allow me to practice? but in my defense, my driver’s permit is going to expire soon so it’s now or never. i’m hoping to get my license by the end of next month and (hopefully) i’ll be able to drive myself to YALLWEST! (it seems very unlikely right now, but… pray for me!)
beauty & business(?)
after reading #GIRLBOSS this month, i’ve been motivated to put more effort into 1/ my sense of style, and 2/ my plans of being an entrepreneur. soooooo i bought some more makeup products (go me!) and stalked some fashion & beauty bloggers/vloggers (jenn im is probably my favorite). i used to find it pointless for me dress nicely (instead of my usual sweater and shorts) since the only place i go to is ballet (and we only wear leotards & tights), but it’s been surprisingly satisfying to make an effort and pamper myself. i’ve also been brainstorming new ideas with my sister for our business! look out for some new (bookish? BOOKISH.) products soon. *wink wink*
last month i mentioned how i was trying to be a pescatarian for lent. i was going to dedicate an entire post to my experience with it, but then decided against it (and changed my mind three times, but ultimately deciding against it – mostly because i would’ve posted it way past easter and partially because there’s not that much to say). i was doing a fairly good job up until the week before easter (with only one more week left!) when i went to boston with my sister. i think lent really changed my perspective on sacrifices and my thoughts on veganism. it’s too difficult and inconvenient for me to truly become a pescatarian (or vegetarian or vegan) since it would affect my parents’ eating habits as well. perhaps it could happen when i grow older and move out on my own…
a lot happened in the month of march, considering that i flew to a few different places, began driving, and saw snow for the first time(!!!). i’ll have a recap of my adventures in san fransisco, boston, and new york, so i’ll spare you the details until then. (i’m also extrememly behind on posts as i was planning on publishing that before the month ended……. UGH.) i didn’t do much of anything else, but it was still productive and fun notheless.
read this month
- ME BEFORE YOU, by jojo moyes – ★★★✩✩
- HALF BAD, by sally green – ★✩✩✩✩ DNF
- AGAINST ALL ODDS, by patricia vanasse – ★★★✩✩ (review to come)
- #GIRLBOSS, by sophia amoruso – ★★★★✩
- THANKS FOR THE TROUBLE, by tommy wallach – ★★★★★
on the blog
- REVIEW: thanks for the trouble, by tommy wallach
- HAMILTON BOOK TAG
- REVIEW + DISCUSSION: lady midnight, by cassandra clare
- REVIEW: in real life, by jessica love
aside from the hamilton soundtrack, i’ve been listening to my über motivating pre-performance/competition playlist. i made it a few years ago (made some changes since then) and will always come back to it whenever competition and audition season rolls around. when you’re surrounded by so many other dancers giving you the side-eye and i’m-sooooo-much-better-than-you look, you need some motivational music to remind yourself that HEY! you’re not so bad yourself. and this goes for anyone at an audition, interview, competition, or whatever.
foresights of april
i can hardly believe it’s already april; it’s already SPRING and we can start wearing SHORTS. in terms of events, my sister is coming back for a weekend to take ballet pictures. annnd that’s about it. OH, and there’s YALLWEST on the 30th of this month, but i’m still unsure about my attendence. april will mostly be focused on my goals and school and ballet and getting back in the ~groove~ of things.
goals for the month:
- PASS MY DRIVING EXAM
- get as caught up on school as you can
- convince my parents to allow me to go to YALLWEST; go to YALLWEST