The end of April means my summer has begun. Technically, the summer solstice isn’t until June 20, but once Canada hits May Two-Four, we’re all in summer mode. May Two-Four is actually Victoria Day weekend, but don’t ask me why we have a holiday honouring this queen. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Canadians usually take the long weekend to barbecue, drink beer, and enjoy milder weather—along with fireworks and other pyrotechnics. While I was in Windsor the majority of April, the weather felt like early summer. Despite the break from school, I do not look forward to the heat. Give me cool, breezy, and/or rainy, and I’m a happy squid.
April In Pictures
Classes finished on April 8, and Neko Atsume finally granted me a view of Peaches!
I changed my phone theme from a cartoony dinosaur one to a summery one.
Played games with room mates and my boyfriend.
Made and ate good food with my boyfriend.
Treated myself to a trip to the dollar store, where I picked up some decorative tape (not washi, but it serves the same purpose) and a vanilla candle. This Dollar Tree candle burned well!
Exposed my boyfriend to feminist literature by having him read from a feminist magazine. He said it was all very good stuff, and he’s normally not big on poetry or literary fiction.
Started a wardrobe makeover, beginning with some jeans and a dress.
Returned to my hometown (which is not Windsor) and the glorious nature it holds.
I launched my freelance services for editing and formatting!
(More photos of my day-to-day happenings can be found over on my Instagram account.)
A single adjective for April was rewarding.
I finished classes and took my exams this month. 4 of my 5 grades are processed, and I’m so pleased that I managed over an 80% in those classes! I think, this month, I really applied myself to what was important when it was important. Having my boyfriend visit me was also a huge treat. He and I hadn’t seen each other since January, so having so much free time together—especially since I didn’t have the pressure of school, whether it was attending classes or preparing for the next semester—delighted me.
In May, I look forward to
- A wedding.
- Some time in my quiet hometown with my dad and brother.
- Making progress with my freelance editing and formatting.
- Reading more. Currently reading THE TWO TOWERS and it’s been pleasant. I’m hoping to use Goodreads more this month.
- Having time to write! This is the biggest one. I’m aiming to make some serious progress on my WIPs (namely the high fantasy one). I have made so many excuses recently for why I haven’t been writing, but that time is done. Now I can’t make excuses. Let the hustle begin.