This recap of April might be getting written a little later than usual, but better late than never. That’s how the saying goes, right? Also, my blog means that I get to write by my rules. If that means posting once a week and forgetting to tweet then that’s how I’m gonna roll. (Not that I would ever stop tweeting. I’m mildly addicted to spewing out random thoughts for the world to see.)
Anyway, April. April is probably the best month of the entire year because it’s my birthday month. Plus, we all know that Taureans are the best people of the zodiac 😉 Seriously though, how weird is it that me, my mum, dad, and grandfather are all born under the same zodiac? I find that kind of awesome.April was a weird month for me.
It started off absolutely brilliantly, much like March, and I couldn’t complain. I went to my friend’s “surprise” birthday dinner at her place, which was great. There was cake and chicken and fries and alcohol. I guess the people were pretty cool too. I was in my happy place. I miss my Hamilton friends a lot, so it was good to get organised and get myself down there for the night.
After my friend’s birthday celebration was over, I decided to go to the campground that my parent’s manage for Easter. That was a crazy time. There were people everywhere. There was food everything. It was loud. It was hectic. A lot of alcohol was consumed. It was great.
Easter was good. I definitely ate my weight (or more) in hot cross buns. That’s how you know that you’ve done Easter right…or at least the way that I would do it 😉 I had a tonne of assignments due after Easter, so I rushed around like a crazy person trying to
start finish them. This was also around the time that I went back to Hamilton for my friend’s “official” birthday dinner. Well, I don’t really remember much. I went to a different house for a bit of pre-drinking, and it turns out that I overdid it. Just a little. It gets to a certain point of the night and everything is just this weird blur. I don’t really remember much, which is probably a good thing. I haven’t admitted it on this blog, but the next morning I promised myself that I would slow down on the drinking. I still have a fairly stocked shelf, but I’ve definitely slowed down. So far, so good.
I got very overwhelmed in April. So much so, that I decided to go on a little blog hiatus. That clearly didn’t last long because I’m back and blogging less than a month later. Guess I just love it too much for my own good 😉
I’m not a person who gets overwhelmed very easily. I’m usually the Queen of Chill and nothing can bother me. Last month I was about one week away from dropping out of university and walking away. I was unchallenged, unmotivated, uninspired and unwilling. I looked around and I was disappointed. Last year I was uninspired by my degree, so I changed. I was happy, but not where I was living. This year I changed where I was living, but I was uninspired by my degree (again). Was it really time to find a new course? I was beginning to think so. You all know that I didn’t drop out and that the guest lecturer turned my world around.
At the end of the month, I went back to my parents’ campground to celebrate my birthday. It was pretty neat. I got there late (Thanks Auckland traffic!) and we went out to dinner at the best place in Whitianga, Blue Ginger. After sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic for a good two (or more) hours, a nice dinner with family was exactly what I needed. I realise that I probably seemed a little ungrateful, but it was only because I was so tired and had witnessed/experienced many near-misses on the way to the beach. It turns out that Blue Ginger makes these special doughnuts every Friday, so we were lucky enough to try them. Wow. Best doughnuts of my life. I tried the passionfruit one and I swear it took me to another planet. I’m not a fan of passionfruit, so that’s really saying something. I know a lot of you don’t live in New Zealand, but you should come here just so you can try the doughnuts! Believe me, the trip will be worth it. The rest of the weekend was spent in a typical lazy fashion: playing with the animals, watching bad reality TV, watching movies, eating junk food, and procrastinating study because it was my birthday weekend and I’m allowed to do whatever I want 😉
27th April (my birthday), I woke up to a cooked breakfast with the optional champagne (ew) or cocktails (much more my style) with friends and family. It was wonderful. I got way more than I was expecting and I am forever grateful. It was my 21st birthday, so it was only natural that I got a few things to mark the occasion. One of them was a diamond pendant, naturally. I’m beginning to realise the perks of having diamond as my birthstone 😉 They really are a girl’s best friend.
After my birthday I headed back to Auckland to submit more assignments. Life of a university student, right? It’s a good thing that I rediscovered my love for public relations. If I’m not studying then I’m writing assignments. If I’m not writing assignments then I’m in class. If I’m not in class then I’m organising my notes. If I’m not organising my notes then I’m catching up on readings. If I’m not catching up on readings then I’m generally procrastinating something else I should be doing 😉
All in all, April was probably the craziest month of my life. I mean, imagine if I had dropped out. Jeez. I only have two more weeks of official lectures before exams begin, so it is well and truly time to knuckle down! Oh hey May, let’s see what you’ve got.