April 1: Happy April
And so here it is again: April. I’m welcoming longer days, budding trees, and robins on my street. At this end of this month, I’ll also be welcoming the big 3-0 and golden birthday. What does one do for 30th golden birthday? Does it matter? I want to throw a ginormous party. I want to do so many things before I turn 30. Not in a bucket list kind of way but more as in a “here’s a deadline” kind of way. To make myself get out of my routine for a month and do interesting things.
If you recall, last year I imposed on myself a MONTH OF FUN, which I’m trying to do again though, it’s exhausting. Have you ever tried planning an activity for every day of the month? I did. And my apartment looked like something exploded in it at the end. One thing I learned during my MONTH OF FUN is that if you’re working all day and playing all night, there is very little time for cleaning. Or sleeping for that matter. Admittedly, I had to take a break last year. Four of them. But hey, 26 days of fun out of 30 ain’t bad, right?
So here I go again. My MONTH OF FUN begins and I will try my best to make it the most fun and to document things as I go. That’s become hard lately. I don’t at all care about taking photos. I’m trying to make myself do it though. I also don’t really care about blogging lately. I’m in a funk. This is why I’m really looking forward to going to NYC next week! It will be a much needed break from my life here in Chicago.
Anyway, this year’s MONTH OF FUN has been off to a great start. I celebrated my dear friend, Annie’s, birthday this morning with brunch at Green Zebra. Have you been there? The brunch is A-MA-ZING, vegetarian, and cheap! Everything was $10 or less. Green Zebra has a reputation for being so expensive. What’s up with that? This is my new go-to brunch. That is, of course, if I’m feeling too lazy for Lula, which is my #1 go to for every meal.
Later on in the evening, I met up with Marisol and Pablo, who just returned from Brazil TODAY (man oh man I missed them!) and we went to Hopleaf to celebrate our friend, Dylan’s, birthday! This is the only photo I snapped of his birthday dinner. Sorry, Dylan, but that giant tarantula hand of yours is hilarious!
And now I’m off to bed and dreading all the gazillion things I have to complete between now and my flight on Tuesday. Mentally, I’m already in NYC…walking around, catching up with good friends, shopping (of the window variety), and decompressing. You know you’re stressed and overworked when you go to NEW YORK to decompress!!!