April Favorites

April Favorites

As some of you may remember, I wrote an October Favorites blog, and I have not written another since then. I enjoyed writing the last one, so I thought I would kick off May by sharing some of the highlights from last month!

Blog

My favorite blog in April was Girls Actually. Not only because they share great articles that women can relate to, but also because I got the unique opportunity to work with them and write a guest blog! I chose to write about dating in college, so if you’d like to see my take on that topic you can check it out here!

Music

In October I said my favorite music was Pentatonix, and I actually went to their concert last night with my mom and it was a blast! They will always be one of my favorites, but last month, I was obsessed with an artist called Halsey. She has a really great voice and I love her style of music. My favorite song of hers right now is Castle.

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TV Show

My boyfriend got me into the CW show The Flash, and I’ve been surprised by how much I like it! It’s a supernatural/super hero type of show, and normally I go for more drama/comedy, but I have been enjoying it a lot! It has enough humor to make me happy, and the plotlines are really well thought out and fun to watch unravel. I’d definitely recommend it even if you normally prefer different genres.

 Podcast

My favorite podcast for a few months now has been Dear Sugar Radio, which is hosted by Cheryl Strayed (author of the book Wild) and another author named Steve Almond. If you enjoy hearing relationship advice from two very smart, insightful and funny people, then you will love this podcast as much as I do! They read letters from listeners and have guests every episode who they call in to talk about the letters and give an extra perspective.

Memory

My favorite memory of April was definitely visiting some of my college friends. I took two days off from work to drive up to see them, and spent the weekend in my old college town! It was just the boost I needed to get back to the everyday grind of work. I love my job, but everyone needs a break and some extra relaxation every once in a while!

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I hope you enjoyed this blog! Let me know in the comments if I should do these every month, and also let me know some of your “favorites” from April!

October Favorites

November has been a great month so far! I started my new job last Monday and I am loving it already. I am definitely looking forward to everything this month will bring, especially Thanksgiving. But before we get too far into November I thought I’d take a quick look back at some of my favorite things from October.

Food

Recently I’ve started making it a habit to actually eat breakfast every morning. That is something that I have always been bad at, because a lot of the time I don’t feel very hungry in the morning. But especially now that I have a full time job, I know it is important to get a good breakfast. My go-to has been making my own yogurt parfait with vanilla yogurt, granola, blueberries, blackberries and some honey. It is really delicious! (The picture below is not one I made, I just found a pretty picture so you’ll get the idea).

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Drink

I have been in a hot tea phase this past month, and I’ve found that I enjoy it much more than coffee. There’s something very calming about sipping on some hot tea while watching TV or writing a blog, for example. Yes, I am currently drinking the cup of tea pictured below.

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Music

I have been obsessed with Pentatonix for over a year now, and they just came out with a new album that is almost entirely original music, and it is amazing! If you’ve never heard of them, they are an acapela band and were in the movie Pitch Perfect 2. They do a lot of great covers of popular songs, but I think this new album with original songs is so cool because it shows they really have what it takes to create their own original music. And I am listening to their album on Spotify as I type.

Pentatonix

iPhone App

My mom introduced me to a really cool app this month called Headspace, which is a meditation app that takes you through 10 minute instructed meditations that basically help relax you and teach you how to clear your mind. I know I personally have a hard time not staying up at night thinking about random things, so I like to use it right before I fall asleep to just get my mind in a more peaceful place.

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TV Show

My mom also got me into my favorite TV show in October: Jane the Virgin. I had seen advertisements for the show but honestly thought it looked kind of stupid. But what I didn’t get from the ads was how hilarious and clever this show is. I love how it embraces the idea of Spanish soap operas, while adding an element of humor and even a bit of parody. I also really enjoy all of the Spanish that is spoken in the show. It makes me feel like I am somewhat using my Spanish minor haha. The first season is on Netflix and I would highly recommend it!

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Book

The most recent book I read and one of my favorites for October is ‘The Girl on the Train‘ by Paula Hawkins. I loved the format of the book because you get to read from the perspective of three different characters, and it also jumps around in time between the characters, so you are trying to piece together the story after reading each perspective. I will definitely write a full book review about it soon!

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Memory

A few weeks ago I visited my boyfriend for the weekend (we’re long distance) and we wanted to do something fun and new, so we decided to go roller skating! I had actually never been before, unless you count roller skating on our driveway when I was little, so it was definitely a fun experience. I’ve been ice skating many times and let me tell you, it is not the same at all. I held on to his hand for dear life and unfortunately did not make it through the day without falling. But I only fell once, so I consider that a victory! 10/10, would roller skate again.

I thought this was amusing for some reason. We obviously looked just as graceful as they do!
We obviously looked just as graceful as they do!

I hope you enjoyed my October favorites! Let me know what some of your favorites have been lately.