i’m honestly so confused as to how quickly the month past. time is a weird thing!!! most of march was consumed of hanging out with friends (again) (it’s been GREAT) and auditions (less great). whenever i’m at home i don’t really do much aside from going to ballet/work so it was nice to reconnect some of my favorite people.
it loved talking about things that have been on my mind with people in different friend groups. it helped me realize how much i appreciate the people in my life. i used to have this mentality of not doing things unless it “furthers my success” (aka feelings guilty every time i do things for myself like watching movies, meeting friends, doing things for leisure, etc). but CLEARLY, one does not thrive on this kind of mentality. find things that feed your soul. success is a relative term anyway.
in conclusion, i’ve been doing a lot of reflecting this month and many good conversations. also, i’m back in los angeles!!
i totally agree with xan – this month honestly flew by for me, but i think that’s because of spring break (expect a spring break post very soon ;))! this month has been pretty lowkey/chill; i guess the most exciting thing is that i turned 19!
over spring break, i went out a lot, ate a lot, and spent a lot of money (oops) but also spent a lot of time with friends! but besides that, school has been more or less the same as always. still being lazy and procrastinating a lot, as with this post…. which is why i probably won’t add any pictures (maybe i’ll come back and edit this post later!). one thing that was really awesome this month is that xan was in new york, so we got to hang out a couple of times!
also, lent started this month. lent is the period of 40 days (plus sundays) leading up to easter, and it’s a time when a lot of christians/catholics choose to give up something in order to refocus on God. this year, i chose to give up boba and facebook haha – it definitely hasn’t been easy, but i’m happy i did it. although i don’t know if it’s really helped me spend more time with God, i think it’s been a bit better for my health (mentally and physically).
i’ve updated my spotify and created a completely new one for spring!! discovering so many new songs and it’s been GREAT. my favorite is definitely Orbit, by Nao, whom i love.
in preparation of Avengers: Endgame, i’m finally finally catching up on my marvel movies. i watched like 8(??) in a span of four days. so far, i need to watch thor #3, avengers #3, and SHOULD be caught up by then.
i didn’t really read much buuuuut i finally read True Beauty, which is a webtoon i’ve been meaning to read for FOREVER. it’s actually hilarious and so so so great. the art is also beautiful I LOVE. if you’re in a reading slump/busy irl (aka me), i would recommend webtoons because they’re easily digestible and technically still reading.
and last but certainly not least, I FINALLY WATCHED HAMILTON. was probably the highlight of my month/year/life. there were many many tears. i was clearly NOT PREPARED to cry that much and made the mistake of not having tissues with me during act i and was unfortunately, covered in snot during intermission. 🙂 but i left feeling inspired, emotionally drained, and overwhelmed.
ok wow i actually did a decent amount of reading this month!! i’m pretty proud of myself because i haven’t read in foreverrrr, but i found an app that lets me borrow ebooks from the new york public library! this month, i read china rich girlfriend, rich people problems, the way you make me feel, i believe in a thing called love, and emergency contact. i’ve also been reading a lot in the first week of april, but i guess i’ll save those for the next wrap-up!
i also watched a broadway show called be more chill, and i finished watching two k-dramas (mr. sunshine and romance is a bonus book). also, there’s some new webdramas i’ve been into: re-feel, broject (only two episodes!), and w.h.y. i talked about webdramas last month, but they’re essentially mini k-dramas – the episodes are shorter, and there aren’t as many episodes. they’re super super cute, so i definitely recommend!
foresights of april
now that my ballet auditions are mostly over and things are starting to slow down, i’m hoping to get back on track in terms of my digital content. that means more blog posts!! consistent youtube vids!! instagram updates!!! or so i hope. i always try to be better, but often times i start to feel burnt out then become unable to get anything done. highs are super high and lows are super low. here’s to a month of forgiveness, balance, and growth.
i still kinda can’t believe that it’s april, and that a whole week of april has already passed. i feel like this month won’t be anything crazy, since i’ll just be at school the whole time, but it might be really busy since the school year is ending soon ish? i’m lowkey stressed because i’m not really sure what i’m doing for the summer yet, but i guess we’ll find out!
goals for april: continue reading a lot, stop spending so much time on my phone (this is actually so unhealthy, i need to fix it), stop spending so much money on things i don’t needs, pursue different hobbies instead of wasting time, and keep up with schoolwork (don’t wait until the last minute!!)
honestly, i already know i won’t achieve all of these goals hahahah but it’s still nice to set them! here’s to a peaceful and productive april for everyone <3