Whoa, I cannot believe that April is flying by so quickly and here we are, just days before my birthday. You guys. I only have three days until I’m 30. Three. Days. Not only that, but everything has been changing and happening so fast that I can totally say that life in April is crazy… And crap, I just remembered that my taxes have to be done and filed tomorrow. Oops.
Currently in April, I’m…
Reading: The Splendour Falls by Suzanna Kearsley. It’s pretty good so far!
Watching: Not much… I’ve been so busy. But I’m re-watching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt with boyfriend so we can start the second season when it comes out… Which I think is today? Isn’t it?
Listening to: Selena Gomez. I’ve really been digging her album Revival. Oh oh oh, and Pain Killer by Little Big Town. I’m loving that song Girl Crush sooooo much… I don’t really relate, but it’s pretty and I can sing in their range.
Excited for: My birthday party on Saturday night.
Working on: A review and some updates for Misadventures with Andi as well as getting my April Group Giveaway (for a huge Instax Mini 8 prize pack) ready to go. If you’d like to join, you can still sign up HERE.
Hating: This new WordPress inline links thing. It’s driving me to drink at the moment-all I want to do is update my post!
April Life Update
April has been just as crazy-well, maybe even more so-that it’s preceding months. It’s not only been non-stop when it comes to work/school/home events, but I’ve been a bit emotional and/or hormonal for most of it and I’m not entirely sure why. Maybe it was because my doctor was out of town and I couldn’t get my medication refilled, or perhaps it’s just sheer exhaustion from juggling too many things. I’m betting on a combination of both, because the more I stretched my script out to make it last, the more I couldn’t handle everything life was throwing at me.
Yeah, that’s perhaps the biggest news of the month… I have a boyfriend. I wrote about him a little bit a while back as I was trying to figure out what I even do with a boyfriend, since I’m kind of inexperienced when it comes to commitment. I mean yeah, I’ve dated a lot… Like record amounts maybe (not really-but well above average)… But I’ve not had a guy who actually wanted to be my partner in a long damn time.
It’s going well. We’re moving super fast, and we’ve already started discussing whether or not we should move in together when his lease is up… It’s quick, but part of it feels right, and part of it feels scary and stressful. So we’re going to just let it ride for the moment and see what happens. It’s sure been nice to have someone to rely on though…
I know I mentioned in my March life updates that I might be getting a roommate, and I did. When it came down to it, I desperately need a little extra cash income to catch up on bills (thanks house-buying!), and my friend really needed a place to stay for a while. So I invited him to move into my closet-sized spare room for a few months so we could help each other out. He arrived in Salt Lake City a couple days ago, and of course I wasn’t the least bit prepared, but at least I had a bed for him. We’re going to clean out his room so he can make it his tonight I think.
Handsome Bub Lately
Bub has had a hard time adjusting to my work and school schedule. We’ve been really lucky to have my sweet friend Aspen stop by to check on him on the days I do both so he’s not cooped up forever. That’s been really good, and he’s finally getting used to it (but he’s still oh so clingy when I am home), and then I throw the curve ball of boyfriend and roommate at him.
The first time Bub met boyfriend he bit him in the face. Right in the face. I mean, I’d warned boyfriend about Bub’s trigger (for some reason, strangers in his face freak him out so I have to make sure people don’t put their face in his), but he accidentally leaned too close to Bub when he was trying to stand up and he got him. I was mortified. I cried. Then I got it together and cleaned and bandaged the wounds. I thought for sure Boyfriend would bail, but that was the night he asked me to be his girlfriend.
Luckily, it’s been about a month now and Bub seems to really enjoy having Boyfriend around. Probably because Boyfriend spoils him with lots of treats. It’s also a huge relief to me that Boyfriend stops by my house when I’m not home and let’s Bub out and feeds him. He’s so sweet. Now Bub just has to warm up to the new roommate.
As promised, I did have my photo shoot on the third. We drove up Millcreek canyon and got a few shots… Some of just me, some of Bub and me, and even some with the boyfriend… It’s crazy that our first photos together were professionally taken. The photo of Bub above is a sneak peak at that shoot-my talented friend Valor took the photos and I can’t wait to see how they turn out!
Here’s another little sneak peek… I had my stylist Jamie do my hair and makeup, and I looked SO pretty before my shoot. I am LOVING this purple hair thing.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that the previous owners had planted tulip bulbs all around my house. I first noticed their leaves polking out of the ground in the gardens, and before I knew it there were tons of them! Every day more pop up, and I can see how fast they grow, bloom, and wilt because every few hours they look entire different. I can leave for the day, and come home to a much different scene than I had before… It’s kind of incredible.
Also, I keep seeing them pop up all along the fence line in the back yard. I don’t even know how bulbs would have been planted out there, but I’m loving it. They’re pretty little reminders of life in a yard that is pretty beat up. It’s okay that the yard is beat up though, I’ve decided to plant a HUGE garden and make it a community friends garden where all my friends can come and plant, play, grow, and eat the rewards. I can’t wait!
School and Work Lately
School has been the part of my life that really paid the price this semester… I’m about a C+ in French and have missed way too many classes, and I had to drop my second session Computer Science class because I just got really behind. It was a really difficult class for an “intro to” class, and there’s just no way I can do it again in only 6 weeks… I’m going to need to stretch that out over a whole semester or I’ll lose my mind.
I legitimately got up early on Wednesday and did all my homework, finished up my reading for French, and then got in the car only to slip into autopilot and find myself at work… 45 minutes away from where I was supposed to be-IN CLASS. Ugh. It was so dumb, and my professor is not going to be happy with me. But it’s kind of funny right? RIGHT? 😯 I swear this semester needs to end or I’m going to lose my mind.
Work has presented some interesting possibilities as far as opportunity goes. Nothing I can report on, or that has come to fruition yet, but there’s hope for advancements in the future. Soon we’ll be moving to our new office in Draper, and my drive will be cut in half-so I can’t wait for that!
This weekend is going to be crazy busy. I took Friday and Monday off so I could make my birthday weekend a long one (and Monday is my actual birthday, who wants to work on their birthday? Not me!) and get some stuff done. Today I have a doctor’s appointment, Vegan lunch with Elisa, meeting up with my photographer to get photos, and then cleaning the house in a mad frenzy for the party tomorrow. Saturday I’m getting kicked out of my house so Julie and Seneca can decorate-they’ve chosen a theme for my party that I am not privy to-and so boyfriend is taking me dress shopping for my birthday. Sunday it’s a birthday BBQ at my parents’ house, and I’ll be bringing Boyfriend for the first time… Fingers crossed it goes well.