I know I usually say that the months go by so fast, but I think May is an exception to the rule. A lot of great stuff has happened this month, but dang, I feel like it dragged by. Like if I woke up 3 years from now and someone told me it was still May of 2017, I wouldn’t be that surprised.
Dudes, so much has happened since my last monthly recap, so excuse me if this is the longest one yet! Starting from the beginning of the month, I finished my junior year of college! Now that I only have one semester left of school, the reality of adulthood is starting to sink in! I started looking for possible job opportunities and was very discouraged by the amount of “entry level” positions asking for 1-2 years of experience. It kind of feels like back when I was 16 and looking for my first job. How can I get experience if I need experience for said experience?
After spending a week at home, I made the move to Chicagoland, USA for my summer internship. I’m not in the city, but I am in a suburb, and I’m pretty sure I like Illinois more than Iowa! I’m also loving the 9-5 life of the adult world. Call me a #Grandma, but it suits me a lot better than the college life.
As far as exploring the area goes, I actually went into the city yesterday! The highlight was definitely going to see the houses from Shameless! Even though the neighborhood was pretty sketchy, it was so cool to be able to take photos in front of the Gallagher house and Kev & V’s place! We also went a couple blocks down to see Sheila’s house. If you’re a fan of Shameless, I would definitely suggest going to see them! One thing to note, though: use the buddy system because it’s definitely not the safest place in the world.
While in Chicago, we also went to Millennium Park, walked down Michigan Avenue, and went to the John Hancock building to experience the Tilt. Overall a pretty good day! If anyone else has been to Chicago a lot/lives there, let me know what your favorite places to go are! I would love to experience more of the city!
I finally finished The Widow! I know it took me approximately 5 years to read it, but it honestly is a good book!
I just started The Cutaway by Christina Kovac, and so far so good! According to the synopsis on the book, it’s about a news producer getting caught up in a story that came across her desk, and she accidentally puts herself right in the middle of the investigation. I have high hopes for this book!
Of course, Harry Styles’ new album is absolute perfection. It’s just called Harry Styles, and every song on there sounds like it was sung by an angel. Maybe I’m a bit biased from my previous 1D obsession, but you need to listen to it if you haven’t already!
Also, we can’t talk about Harry without mentioning Niall! His new single, Slow Hands, is fabulous! Much love for Niall!
Lana Del Rey released a new song called Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind, and again, it’s perfection! Can’t wait for her album to come out!
I’m on the last episodes of Shameless, and I can’t wait for the new stuff to come out in the fall!
I recently rediscovered Russell Howard, and I’ve been watching a lot of his stand up on YouTube. I’m a huge fan of British humor, so I think it’s hysterical, but I can see where he might not be for everyone.
The Harry Style’s episode of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke is a true blessing. Again, biased, but quite possibly the best episode of Carpool Karaoke yet!
Finally, I’m still a huge fan of Buzzfeed Video, and they just released a video that made me laugh until I cried. 10/10 highly recommend!
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