The month of April was a good one, friends!
To start off, my birthday was on April 2nd and I had so much fun. On Friday night (the eve of my birthday), I was invited to go to West Chester by some of my friends who live there. Kelly came with me even though she wasn’t 21 and I’m SO glad she did because she helped document the night! The pictures and videos from that night are definitely something I’ll cherish forever haha.
After my birthday, my family adopted a dog! Her name is Grace and I wrote a whole post on her adoption story, so be sure to check it out! It’s an amazing story and she has been such a perfect fit to our family ever since.
The next weekend, I drove up to New York where I’ll be staying this summer and interviewed at a day camp to be a counselor. I ended up getting the job, so that was super exciting and I can’t wait to spend this summer being a camp counselor and working with little preschoolers!
April also happens to be the month that one of my favorite PSP events takes place in! Alpha Beta is the chapter of Phi Sigma Pi at the University of Maryland and my school’s chapter gets to go every year. It’s an ICR event which means that chapters from all over the country come and hang out. The weekend is full of dancing, fun, and volleyball!
Then, to close out the month, classes ended and I got through a week of finals! I took my last one yesterday and I’m finally FREE and home for the summer! It feels so good to be done with my junior year, I’ve had a busy and challenging two semesters.
Now, if you’ve been reading these monthly rewind posts for a while, you know that I normally discuss my current reads/reviews in them! I hope to be reading much more this summer so I will go back to writing book review posts when I finish a few books. Hopefully you’re excited to see what I plan on reading this summer and what I think of the books!
FAVORITE POSTS FROM AROUND THE WEB
Using Snapchat to Promote Your Blog + Tricks to Try (Seashells + Sparkles) — LOVED this post from Rachel this month on Snapchat! I love using Snapchat to get some behind the scenes peeks into bloggers’ lives and learn more about them.
Stop the Glorification of Busy (Cristina Was Here) — Cristina shares some AMAZING tips here in this post. One of her recommendations was to turn of social media notifications on your phone and it’s such a freeing and amazing thing to do! I check my apps less and it allows me to relax and spend less time checking my phone.
What to Carry in a College Backpack (Dani Dearest) — I loved the recommendations Dani shared in this post! I carry most of the same things in my backpack and they’re all super necessary.
How to Use Instagram Like a Pro (The Classic Brunette) — Sami’s tips are amazing and totally helpful if you’re looking to grow your Instagram following organically and without much added stress!
8 Ways to Make Your Mornings Easier (Molly on the Move) — I absolutely love Molly’s simple (but effective) tips!
Published Posts in April
Guys Behind the Blog: March Edition — Ryan and I answer some questions for the March installment of Guys Behind the Blog! Look out for April’s Guys Behind the Blog post coming tomorrow!
Meet Grace — The super cute, super sweet story behind how/why we adopted our dog!
How to Graduate from College on Time — Sharing some of my best tips to ensure you graduate on time! AND I included my course/credit planner and tracker for FREE! All ya gotta do is leave your email so I can send it out to ya!
How to Survive a Library Study Session — What I bring with me when I study in the library!
A Day in Old City — Ry and I had a great time exploring Old City two weekends ago and I shared some cute pics on the blog!
Ways to Help Pay for College — This is a sponsored post I did with College Ave Student Loans on some ways you can help reduce that post-grad debt!