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Heartless Lyn @ Great Imaginations

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost"

April in Review

Summary

 

April went by in a flash! It helps when the month is filled with an abundance of positive vibes. It was also a good month for growth and rebirth, so the speak.

 

 

First off, I landed a NEW JOB at the end of the month. Leaving my last employer did not go overly very well, but the payoff was worth it. I have a job with better benefits, stock option, a higher pay increase, better opportunities, and a nice 401 match. It was no contest. My last boss did not take very kindly to my resignation, since I was breaking contract, but I was at the end of my rope, and the staff was not providing the support I needed for certain tasks they decided to stick to me because it was convenient for them to do so. So I felt highly motivated and justified for my departure. I feel that I am finally on a better path. It isn't EXACTLY using my degree, but some of my classes did help my resume look nice for the position. 

 

To celebrate the end to the reign of terror, I traveled with my sister up north for a great girl's day out, filled with animals, waterfalls and hilarious terrors of a drive-thru safari. It was a good day. My baby sister also turned 30, so the end of the month was a full-blown dessert blow out.  I'm also in the middle of family drama, which entails social media and the lack of owning up to previous bitter words. I also returned to the gym, and it feels GOOD.

 

On top of all of everything, the blog is going through some growing pains, as we move GI over to Wordpress and prepare for our new layout.  I've had to really concentrate on working the new blog platform, but it is all for the better.
 
Reading-wise, I had another poor performance month.  Interviewing, finalizing things at the school, birthday shopping, and jumping into training has left very little free time.  I did finish a 600+ page book, a feat I barely tackle, due to my slow reading skills, so I do feel accomplished there.  Blog-wise, I feel completely out of the loop nowadays.  
 
Reading
 

I read 5 books this month which brings my total to 22 for 2014. 

I DNF 0 books in February.

Average rating for February: 3.8

Average rating for 2014: 3.5

Favorite Book in February: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Pages Read in February: 1,950

Pages read in 2014: 7902

 

Television and Movies

 

Theatre Releases: None

Rentals:  Gravity (meh)

Rewatched:  The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

I bought:  The Hunger Games and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

 

Music

 

This month, here are the top songs on my playlist:

 

Passion - Utada Hikaru

Do What U Want - Lady Gaga (even though I dislike the R. Kelly part - ugh!)

Umbrella - Rihanna

 

Music has also been down this month as well.