Hi All! Happy March! Life has been a little hectic lately. I recently started a new job, which I love, but resulted in working longer hours. It’s been mostly fine, but I’m definitely still adjusting to the new schedule. As you may have noticed, my writing has fallen behind a bit. But, I’m positive that things will be getting back on track soon! Contributing to the chaos, I’ve started a new, additional, blog focused on female empowerment with my friend Jen. I am really excited about this project, which you can check out here.
Mike and I are starting to look for a new apartment, which is fun right now but I’m sure will get a little stressful as we get closer to our move-in date in a couple of months. Having a pup makes it a little trickier to look for an apartment in Chicago, but we’ve found a few that we like the look of in our neighborhood (West Town). Brody is getting more and more comfortable with us. He used to favor Mike a little bit more, but he’s been coming to snuggle with me more lately. He likes to sit on my lap while I write, and rest his little head in the crook of my arm. It’s the absolute best.
As far as our travel plans are concerned, we have a trip to Grand Rapids coming up to see Ms. Aretha Franklin live. I’m also trying to plan a trip in May somewhere in the United States, but I’m not sure where quite yet. My travel plans were cut a bit this year with having the new job (no vacation days) and the fact that I just had to buy a new laptop to replace my old, broken one. The big plan for this year is to go on a Canadian Road Trip in the Fall to hit the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, Toronto and Montreal. I’ve started the preliminary plans, and it’s enough to hold me over for now.
I’ve been chipping away at my goals for the year, like reading more non-fiction (most recently: “My Life on the Road” by Gloria Steinem) and planning the above Canada trip. I’ve also discovered an amazing yoga studio just blocks from our apartment, called Yoga For All Beings, and have been loving it! I also come out of the classes in such a good mood. Plus, now that it’s warmer here in Chicago, I can start running again. There’s still quite a few things I’d like to accomplish, as always, but I can definitely say I’m making progress.
What about you? What are you reading? What have you accomplished during the month of March?