April is one of those months where you start yearning for warmer weather. Summer is right around the corner and thoughts of beaches and pools are on people’s minds. Not me though. The only thing I have in mind is how fast I need May to come! April is one of those months where there are too many things to do and too little time to accomplish it.
Savir Blogs: After speaking about how I was being consistent with posting, this month I haven’t posted as much. I realized that when I’m too busy at work it affects my motivation to do any other activity after work. I am trying to catch up so hopefully I can get back on schedule.
Weight: I have been so busy that I haven’t even had the motivation to work out after work. Usually I don’t worry too much about not being able to work out because I get a good walk in during work but this month has been too busy. On a normal work day I am able to close out all my rings on my watch but I’ve been slacking on that. I did get complimented on losing some weight so it looks like my exercises in March worked!
Vacation: I haven’t taken a vacation since June 2021. This year I definitely plan on changing that! A problem that I’m seeing is that flights are expensive now! Flights are double what I usually pay. That definitely puts me at a disadvantage because I would have to save more so I could be able to vacation properly. There is nothing worse than vacationing with a tight budget! The good thing is I have some flight credits that I could use but I know it won’t be enough for all my travels. So far I have plans to go to Texas and California to visit family.
The good news is that although I’ve come across some minor challenges, free time is coming soon. I will be able to go back to my daily walks and a consistent posting schedule. Hopefully by the next life update I will have more positive things to share.
Has your life changed since COVID? For me it definitely has. 2019 was one of my better years in life. I traveled to 4 different cities and was constantly going out. Then COVID happened. All of my plans for 2020 basically went down the drain and in 2021 I didn’t have the desire to do much.
Pictured above is a drink from one of the several restaurants that my coworkers and I would go to after work. For about 2 years, one could find us at the bar destressing. Now, everyone is in a different space. I’m not saying this is a bad thing, it certainly is not, but the vibes are not the same. For me, I’d just rather be home drinking. I’ve lost the appeal of social drinking. I enjoy being in my own space, drinking at my own pace. The benefit to all of this is that it’s much cheaper and it makes me happy.
I have a couple of eyeshadow palettes that I don’t use out of laziness. I say that I’m going to use them for special occasions but the reality of it is that those special occasions only come around like once a quarter. For that reason, I decided that this was the year that I would wear eyeshadow to work and I would rotate between the palettes that I have.
This month I decided to use Maybelline’s The City Mini Palette in Hi-Rise Sunset. I picked this up a couple of weeks ago (unbagging coming at some point) from Walgreens. I thought it was perfect for my preferred work eyelook – one color. It was also right up my alley in terms of color so I purchased it knowing that I really didn’t need any more palettes. My justification was that I was keeping up with my goal!
Due to the whole pandemic I haven’t been able to travel. I usually take a trip or 2 in a year to keep me sane but coronavirus messed that all up for me. I have been working almost nonstop for about 10 months, including a lot of weekends. A LOT! My brain started telling me that I was doing too much. I was moving at a fast pace and losing touch with my sanity.
For that reason, I went in to work one day last week and stated, “I have some exciting news!” When I was asked what it was I simply replied, “I’m taking tomorrow off for no reason in particular!” I called it a Mental Health Day. It felt good to basically say they had to figure it out without me.
So, on my day off I did absolutely nothing…for the most part. I did have to submit 2 reports but I was able to do it in about an hour. I also had to choose a training course otherwise they were going to choose for me. I didn’t mind the bit of work on my day off because for the remainder of the day I basically slept! It was nice to have a lazy day.
For a while I was hesitant to take time off just to be at home but it was definitely needed this time around. I enjoyed the laziness so much that I’m already thinking of my next Mental Health Day. Not sure if I’ll stick to staying home or taking a day trip nearby to explore.