Friday, May 5, 2017

Hello, May!


Well, here we are. May.

April was a good month. A really good month. A month of theatre and prom and finishing classes. Of getting nails done and birthday parties and choreographing for the best group of girls. April was full of lots of late nights and early mornings, intense coffee consumption, and a healthy amount of ice cream. Some of the best memories that I've had all year took place this month.We celebrated Easter, and all of the endings and beginnings that come with this time of year. Spring can only be described as a season of bittersweetness, and April fit that description to a t.

May seems to typically follow that pattern of bittersweetness even more closely, for May is always full of 'lasts'. It's the month of recitals and of graduations, of seeing people off and hoping that they don't go too far. This May I'm going to watch my best friend graduate, and know that a year from now, I'll be the one graduating. I've always looked at all of the events this time of year with a bit of wonder, and the fact that soon I'll be the one having to worry about senior photos and graduation dresses doesn't quite feel real. I'm trying not to think about that too much yet.

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D I S C O V E R I E S

-Fiddler on the Roof and Next to Normal have taken over my life. I swear, it's a different musical every month, and I'm so okay with that.

-I read The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, and it completely restored my faith in YA. Expect a review coming very soon...

-My beautiful, grace-filled friend, Hannah, wrote an incredible post about when hard times come. 

-NEWSIES IS GOING TO BE AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!!!!! My life is complete.

-I found a really awesome bagel place in town, and I kind of want to live there. I also accidentally had fully caffeinated coffee that morning and kind of didn't stop bouncing for three hours.

-The girls over at Burning Youth had some absolutely incredible posts this month.


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M A Y   G O A L S

-Successfully finish up junior year! Only three classes left!

-Spend more time outside. The weather is so nice right now, I want to take more walks and just generally get out more.

-Buckle down on my novel

-JOURNAL

-Finish putting together graduation gifts

-Post a review of The Fixer

-Generally get more involved with the blogging community again

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T H I N K I N G

About how crazy that it is that another year is already wrapping up. It's been a different year, but a good one, a really good one. I'm also thinking a lot about prioritizing different projects and hobbies, and how to get the most done that I possibly can. I really want to do a lot this summer- it's going to be good.

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B L O G G I N G

-I wrote a lovely post about how, despite dropping off the face of the earth, I was still alive. ...And then proceeded to pretty much drop off the face of the earth again. Go me.

-You are worth the waitPlease please please, never forget that. 

-Since I hadn't yet done so, I had to rant about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Because..Harry Potter.

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Thanks for all the amazing memories, April '17. 

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How was your April? What do you have planned for May? Any interesting discoveries? Have you read any good books? How's life treating you? Let's talk!

34 comments:

  1. Awe I'm glad April was such a lovely month for you! Loooved this post. <3

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  2. I had a wonderful April. Full of endings and beginnings, it perfectly fit the description of bittersweet. I'm looking forward to May. I'm hopping it will be an even better month than last.

    ~ Pip

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    1. I hope that your May was wonderful, Pip! <3

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  3. This was a great post! That photos is gorgeous. <3 <3
    Happy May!
    xx

    Sophy

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  4. My acting group just performed Fiddler on the Roof last weekend!! It was so much fun xD

    Sounds like it was a good month! I know, I can hardly believe Junior year is almost over, I have to say goodbye to so many people this month :'(
    Good luck with the rest of your year!! <3

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    1. Oh, that's so awesome!! Who did you play?

      Saying goodbye is the WORST. How on earth are we seniors???

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  5. May is the month of lasts. THAT'S SO TRUE. I never thought about it that way but it'll be in my mind haha! This month will be a good one regardless! Good catching up with you on here!

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    1. I hope you've had a great month, V!

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  6. Whenever I read your posts, I hear your voice in my head and it makes me love the post even more. Does that sound weird? o.O Oh whale. Hope it made you smile!

    And I hope you have a lovely May, dear friend. <3

    xx Kenzie

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    1. :') That made me smile so much, Kenzie!! <3 Goodness, I love you.

      I hope that your May was what dreams are made of. <3

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  7. I love your posts! They always put a smile on my face :-)
    Happy May!

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    1. Aw! And you just brought a smile to mine! Thank you so much, Jolly:)

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  8. SO PUMPED ABOUT NEWSIES. :)

    Hailey
    www.haileyhudson.wordpress.com

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  9. Looks like you had a fun month! =) And I loved your post about being worth the wait... Super encouraging!

    Micaiah
    www.notebooksandnovels.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Micaiah! I'm so glad that it could encourage you!

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  10. Sounds like a fun month, my April has been okay. How was prom?

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    1. Prom was a lot of fun! I really enjoyed it. :) I hope that you had a great May!

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  11. EEEEP YOUR APRIL SOUNDS TOTALLY LOVELY. :') Mine was too, obviously. SO MUCH BITTERSWEETNESS. <333 omg. Also please write a review for The Fixer because I NEED MORE GOOD BOOKS IN MY LIFE!! Also I need more ice cream.

    YOU'RE AWESOME ROCK ON MY DEAR ;)

    abbiee

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    1. BITTERSWEET UPON BITTERSWEET WOW <3<3<3

      *sends you gallons of ice cream*

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  12. Maxene O'ReilleyMay 11, 2017 at 1:44 PM

    FIDDLER ON THE ROOF OH EEEMMMMM GEEEEE I HAD NO IDEA THAT I WASN'T THE ONLY ONE WHO LOVES IT NOW I DON'T FEEL LIKE SUCH A WEIRDO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    anyway.

    Yay nails!!! I got french tips for the first time in April and I am more in love than I was at first. Plus my grandma gave me a ton of different colors for my bd which was also in April.
    I can relate to the whole graduation thing. Legit like having it hit me randomly when I saw a cake at Costco that said: "Class of 2017" and I'm going "Uh, Maxene that's gonna be you in just a little while." Plus a friend of mine is calling me old. xD
    Have a great May and try not to sneeze your brains out from all the pollen like I am beginning to do!!!!!! #ohyayfeeltheheavysarcasm

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    1. It's such a great show!!!

      French tips are the best:) They just look so classy, and it's so nice not having to worry about keeping up your nails!

      It's so weird to think about graduating, isn't it? Gosh.

      Ugh, I relate on the allergies-pollen is the worst. I hope you had a great May!

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  13. April sounds like it was an amazing month, dude!!! :) UGH ALL THE BITTERSWEET MEMORIES I COULD CRI
    It's so weird to see people I KNOW graduating....like weren't they always the "big" people?!!? LIKE WHAT. Oh man.

    Loved this post, Grace Anne! GO YOU :D

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    1. WATCHING PEOPLE GRADUATE IS BIZARRE. Like, what is this. No. Stay home.

      XD LOVE YOU AUTUMN!

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  14. The beginning photo is so pretty! Hope you have a good May ( :

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    1. Thank you so much, Abby! :) I hope that your May was wonderful.

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  15. Hey, I'm not sure if you do award/tags, but if so I tagged you for the Liebster Award. I'll put the link below in case you'd like to check it out.

    http://pipandlolly.blogspot.com/2017/05/hello-are-you-ready-for-asuper-long.html

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    1. I do take part in tags occasionally! I'll check this one out, thank you so much for tagging me!

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  16. Good luck for your last month of school before break!! *cheers you on* And April sounds like it was thoroughly lovely eeeep. <3 So so nice! Also I really want to read The Fixer and am kind of ashamed that I haven't yet haha. I read The Crown's Fate in April and it was pURE PERFECTION and just recently I finished Release by Patrick Ness and Letters To The Lost by Brigid Kemmerer and fjakdslfasd such good books. 2017 is bringing out some great ones, that's for sure!!

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    1. THANK YOU! <3 You should definitely read The Fixer, it was fantastic. I think that you'd like it a lot. :) Ooh, I'll definitely have to check out the books that you mentioned!!

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  17. Fiddler on the Rood is SOOOO good, I can't stop replaying it..

    Also I too need to journal way more, I might join you on that goal ;)

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    1. Sameeee <3

      Let's do this, Elizabeth!

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