April, Recap

This April

The first half of April was bitter cold, which is usual for this time of year. But then suddenly it got unusually hot and has felt like summer ever since.  My garden has exploded with flowers and we have been busy adding even more plants to our collection.

 This year we have been working on a shade garden underneath the tree in the backyard. 

We have been taking more walks as the weather warms, and exploring new places in the city.

 We had so much fun on our trip to Washington DC; exploring the city and visiting museums. 


I rode my new bike a few times, hopefully I’ll be able to ride it even more this month.

April was a fun month and I can’t believe how quickly it passed! 
I have been at my new job for two months now, but there is still so much more learning to do. This is the first job I’ve had where I didn’t know how to do every single thing after the first week, and that is definitely taking some getting used to. It’s also hard meeting all new people, and dealing with new social situations every day which takes a toll on my introverted brain, but it’s only a matter of time before that passes. It’s also the only job I have ever had where I am actually doing something that makes a difference in the world, and so for the first time ever I am excited about going to work every day. I just can’t wait until I don’t feel like the “new” person anymore.
 (Plus there’s no repetitive aspect so for the first time in almost two years, my shoulders and back don’t hurt every single day!  Whhaaat??)

For the month of May my goal is to get back on track with my blog posts. In the good ole’ days I would have at least a week’s worth of posts scheduled so I would have a bit more freedom and not feel like I am having to constantly catch up. I have also completely ignored my Etsy shop and I have a bunch of necklaces I need to list and I want to get back into making things again. 

So how was April for you guys?  Do you have any goals for May?