We’re officially in crazy spring rain season and although that’s the thing I dislike about spring, I’m ready to remain positive and embrace the wet. It’s not that I don’t like rain or spring, it’s that I don’t like the idea of the days being dark, dreary, and cloudy when we just got out of winter where everyday is dark, dreary, and cloudy. However, you know what they say: “April showers bring May flowers”, so bring on the rain!
It’s also the time when I’m dying to be outside running, because the winter windchill here can be crazy, so I spend more time on a treadmill in January and February than I like. And March can be a bit cold and rainy, so this is the chance when the rain is a bit warmer. That’s what inspired me for today’s post with my tips for running in the rain and I’m excited to share these, because it can be a real hassle to stay comfortable in the rain, but once you get used to it, it can actually be something you almost start to enjoy!
I’m back with another somewhat obscure (at least it was to me) holiday to discuss. How many of you were aware that April 10th is actual National Siblings’ Day? It was news to me, although I do remember hearing about a siblings’ day at some point or another, but I never knew exactly when it was. So I was delighted to find out that’s coming up and, of course, when I’m excited about things, I love to blog about them.
I love the idea of having a day designated specifically to this kind of special connection. My brother and I have always been incredibly close. At two years older than me, he was always a good role model, but also we were close enough in age to have grown up arm in arm. It was an experience that was a complete blessing and I am forever grateful to have had a built in best friend during those formative years. Naturally I’m excited about getting to celebrate this little “holiday” this year, which is why today I wanted to share with you guys my ideas to make this day special for you and your siblings.
You all have no idea how excited I am about today’s post. If you haven’t noticed yet, lately I’ve been all about celebrating different, lesser known holidays. It has been extremely fun, because not only does it spread a lot of joy and positivity, but it’s just insanely pleasant to participate in. So, imagine my surprise (and delight) when I found out that today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.
I won’t tell you the story about my peanut butter and jelly sandwich eating career again, because I’ve shared it in my recipe for peanut butter cookies, peanut butter pie, and I touched on it in my post about my favorite recipes for National Peanut Month last month. However, I will tell you that they’re definitely my favorite sandwiches and they’re probably my favorite foods in general. So, naturally, I had to celebrate this day by sharing some amazing, beautiful twists on the classic peanut butter and jelly marriage that are sure to make your mouth water.
We’re only three months into the year and I was already so excited to get a nice break from work. I’ve been working so hard to make the choice to make this a happy year and so far I’ve been meeting my goals or remaining conscious that it might be a bad hour, morning, afternoon, or day, but it’s not a bad life. Keeping that in mind has really put a lot of things into perspective and I feel like I’m on the right path to being a better person, which is awesome!
This month is also, officially, one year of blogging for me and it has been the adventure of a lifetime that I’m looking forward to continuing this endeavor. So, as usual, let’s dive into my monthly favorites so I can help spread all the positivity that this month and blogging, in general, has brought me!
This month I wanted to take a break from all my workouts I’ve been doing lately (including push-ups and yoga) and focus on something a little more artistic or creative. When I decided I wanted something outside of the vein of fitness–and realizing that I had Spring Break this month where I really wanted some relaxation time–I immediately knew I wanted to do another reading challenge. The one I did last September was quite a bit of fun and I knew I was ready for another.
So that’s exactly what I did this month and I’m so glad this was my goal this month, because I had such a good time. Even though I only read three mystery novels (I explain how that was a challenge later) I actually enjoyed all of them to an extent and I can’t wait to share them with you. With that being said, let’s jump right in and talk about what I read this month.
Spring Break has come and gone for this year and although I’m sad it’s over, I’m certainly glad it happened. Even though I had a staycation where I just stayed at home instead of taking a huge trip to the beach or something, I still had an amazing time. This break was greatly needed and it has left me feeling ready for my next one, because I had a lot of fun.
Today, since I’ve had some time to get back into the work world (two days to be exact), I feel like I want a taste of that vacation again, so now is the perfect time to do my reflection. I’m so excited to be sharing all the wonderful things I did on my spring break this year, and hearing about all the fun you’ve had this month too. Let’s dive right in.
You guys, it’s my one year blog-iversary (is that a thing?) and I could not be
more excited or more blessed to be celebrating it with you guys. I started blogging last year on March 24th and it has been an absolute blast. Seriously, this experience has been one of my favorite endeavors I’ve undertaken in the last few years and it’s something that I’ve enjoyed so much that I intend to keep doing it for years to come.
I can’t wait to see what the future holds, because it seems like there has been something amazing at every twist and turn, and I know there is still so much I have to learn about this crazy world of blogging, but I really look forward to jumping in head first to another year. Still, I wanted to take a moment to celebrate how far this blog has come in the last twelve months and share with you guys what I’ve learned in my first year of blogging.