March 2017 Wrap Up

I write this month’s wrap up hesitantly as March was a really difficult month for me personally. Not really for any particular reason other than my brain decided it would be cool to be consistently bummed out for almost the entire month.

The purpose of these wrap ups are to take inventory of what I’m doing each month, but I don’t want to portray a false narrative of reality. That’s what Instagram is for.

Despite it being difficult for me to get out of bed almost every day I had no choice but to do so. I disappointed myself by doing nothing of note for society this month and for letting my self care routine slip a bit as well.

At work, I worked on several cool things that will launch in April which I can’t mention yet. One thing I can mention is that I started working on the SNL App (iOS and Android,) which makes me feel like I live in an alternative reality where I’ve achieved my childhood dream of being on SNL. Kidding aside, it is an honor to work on this app so that’s one positive thing that happened in March.

What I’ve Read

My marathon of escapism continued as I try to read instead of endlessly refresh Facebook and Twitter:

12. News of the World by Paulette Jiles

13. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

14. Version Control by Dexter Palmer

15. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

16. Dear Ijawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

17. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Some Other Highlights of March

  • Visited a suburban home my friend (who happens to also be pregnant) now owns and got more jealous than expected (weird!)
  • Threw my sister a successful bridal shower at The Park
  • Saw Reductress’ show, “Haha, Wow” at UCB
  • Got dim sum with a bunch of friends I grew up with

April will be better.