Monthly Musings: April

Wait, didn’t I just write one of these for March? How is it that the months keep going by so fast? I’m so not okay with this!

Nonetheless, April was a pretty great month for me! The first week was Fashion Week for my school, all leading up to our huge Fashion Show production on April 8th. I wrote a post on The Fashion Show last year if you want to learn more about it (warning: old post, awkward poses, and poor photo quality)! One of my favorite parts of Fashion Week are the occasions I get to dress up for! This photo is from Fashion’s Night Out!

I also made two pretty big life decisions this month! The first decision was to graduate a semester early. After taking a second to really think about my goals and what classes I had left to take, I realized it was the best option. So now ya girl Anna is set to graduate in December! Look out, world!

The second big decision has to do with my very long-winded internship search. I finally accepted an internship at a Chicago-land based company and I couldn’t be more excited! If anyone is going to be in the Schaumburg area from mid-May to July, you should totally let me know so we can connect!

Other than all that stuff, April was filled with work and class projects to round out the semester. Not too shabby of a month, if I do say so myself! Now the only thing standing between me and summer is this week’s finals!

Reading

Yep, still reading The Widow. Lucky for me, I’ve had more time to read the past week or two so I started getting back into it again! Hopefully I’ll have finished this book + another one by the time I write my next monthly recap!

Listening

Two words: Harry Styles. His new song, Sign of The Times is amazingly beautiful. Like brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it beautiful. This could also come from my long-time love of One Direction, but Harry is honestly so talented.

The Chainsmokers also released a new album called Memories. There’s a lot of great songs on the album, but the one I’m listening to most often is Young.

Lana Del Rey released her next single off her upcoming album, Lust For Life. The song is conveniently called the same thing, and it features The Weeknd. It’s a great track and I’m excited to hear the rest of the album when it comes out!

Watching

13 Reasons Why – I think we all know what this is about. While I did like the series and think it was well made, I believe that the producers and directors could have included more about suicide prevention and resources for people who need them. There was a half hour special discussing some of these topics right after the last episode on Netflix, however I know many people did not watch it. I feel as if this discussion took place between episodes, it would have been much more effective. If you have any thought that someone you know may be suffering from depression, please reach out to them and show them that you care.

Shameless – Shameless is still a very rad show! I haven’t watched it for a couple weeks due to school and time and what not, but I can’t wait to get back into it!

Girlboss – I wish I didn’t have to say this, but I’m a bit disappointed with Girlboss. At this point, I’m only about halfway through the series, but it just doesn’t do it for me. I am a huge fan of Sophia Amoruso (she’s like my idol), and I loved the book, but I feel like the series just doesn’t capture it*. I’m hoping that my opinion changes as I watch the rest, though!

*I realize this is a loose retelling of Sophia’s story and not a factual documentary, but it’s still off to me.

Old episodes of MTV Making The Video – Okay so technically this is a May 1st thing, but I’m going to include it anyway! Just before midnight on May 1st, I decided to watch the video for “It’s Gonna Be Me” because of the lovely meme:

It was then that I fell down a YouTube wormhole. After watching that video, I decided to take a look at another NSYNC gem – Pop. I was looking at some of the comments, and someone noted that Joey Fatone had a body double for the wide-angle group dance scenes. Someone replied to that comment and said they found it out through an MTV Making The Video. I knew I had to uncover this hidden treasure, and I was not disappointed. 48 minutes later and it was basically 1 am and time for me to go to bed. The next morning, I realized there were TWO MORE (shorter) videos about Bye Bye Bye and It’s Gonna Be Me. I traveled back in time to 2000, but it was definitely worth it.

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30 Comment

  1. yess! sign of the times is so much better than I expected it to be!

    1. Omg I love it!

  2. I graduated early and have no regrets! This time of year has been a little hard (watching my friends prepare for graduation and not being there, plus all the activities the school is putting on for seniors) but then I remember why I decided to do it – financially it made the most sense, I have my feet in the “real world” already, and it was time to move on! It really is so exciting.

    Tori

    1. Ahh, that’s great Tori! Thanks for the words of wisdom!

  3. On the last season of shameless on netflix! I love it!

  4. I love the new Lana Del Ray song too! Congrats on your internship and graduating a semester early!

    Carly | http://www.thecarlycollective.com

    1. Thank you Carly!

  5. Congrats on graduating early! I’d bed that’s a really smart idea, especially financially. I really like the chainsmokers album too.

    1. Thanks Nicole!

  6. Oh how I love the Chainsmokers, I can’t get sick of them yet!

  7. Sign of the times is such a great song. I can’t wait to hear the rest of his album, I’m sure it will be w inner! I really didn’t like Girlboss. I gave it a good shot, but it just felt really forced and not funny.

  8. Congrats, that is so exciting! Sounds like you had a wonderful month. I totally need to check out the new Lana del Rey song!

    1. Omg yes you do!

  9. Congrats on graduating early and accepting an internship! Also The Fashion Show sounds so fun!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

    1. Thanks Kristin!

  10. Omg I LOVE shameless, too!!! So good! How is The Widow?!

    1. The Widow is pretty good. Not my favorite ever, though!

  11. Congrats on making the decision to graduate early and scoring an internship! And I’m also loving the new Chainsmokers album! So good!

    1. Thank you Cameron!

  12. Ok – I just started GIrlboss ,and it’s something great to put on when you just need something on but don’t want to watch it… but I agree it’s not super impressive

    1. That’s exactly it!

  13. I just started watching girl boss, I am only 4 episodes in so I am still trying to get the just of it!

    1. Yeah, I’m a bit iffy on it!

  14. Go you for graduating early!! Enjoy your last semester, it’ll go by so fast!
    xoxo,
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  15. So excited for you and all the big things you have on the horizon! While I didn’t graduate college early, I graduated high school early, and I am SO glad that I did! Wishing you the best of luck, lady 🙂

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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