10 Things to be Happy About: April Edition

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A new month means a new post on 10 things I’m looking forward to in the upcoming month! I’m happy to share that there are a ton of other exciting things happening in my life. If you missed last week’s post where I talk about the new changes happening this month, you can read all about it here.

For those who are new to this monthly post, allow me to explain. At the beginning of each month, I share 10 things that I am thankful for with that particular month. I have always been a big believer in expressing gratitude—even for the things. So, I decided to make it a monthly post on the blog.

April Showers:

I couldn’t mean this more literally. I love when it rains in spring. There’s nothing better than hearing the sound of a thunderstorm during the day. The only thing better than the sound of rain is the smell once the rain has stopped. Everything smells fresh and new.

Flowers:

Call me lame but who doesn’t love flowers in their home? They’re beautiful to look at and they bring a fresh fragrance in your home. There’s really not much more to love. During April and May particularly, I buy flowers more frequently.

Perfect Weather:

I argue that the weather is perfect in spring because I can easily wear dresses and skirts, but I’m not sweating uncomfortably all day at work. Spring always offer the perfect “in-between” seasons weather. Not too hot, and not too cold. What more can you ask for?

April Fools Day:

Well, I don’t know about this one because I would be the person to fall for every prank on April Fools Day. But, sometimes it can be fun to make a joke here and there. I have always found that my father gets me with his April Fools jokes every year.

My Birthday:

April birthdays are the best birthdays. Okay, so I might be a little biased, but I truly love celebrating my birthday during spring. It’s always nice enough to enjoy time outside, and spend time with friends and family. I turn 22 on the 18th, and I’m really looking forward to this birthday.

End of School:

Technically, school ends in May, but I am happy to say I’ll be done with school at the end of April this year. Even for college students, I feel like the majority of students are checked out by April. It’s nice when the end of the academic year and slowly wind down as you prepare for summer vacation.

Arbor Day:

I wouldn’t call myself a tree-hugger, but I do think educating myself on the environment is important considering all the damage due to deforestation, climate change, etc. So, I think we should all make it a mission to plant a tree, or spend part of the day living more “green.”

High Productivity:

I always find that April is my most productive month in the early half of the year. I take advantage of my productivity because there are other months where I feel lazy. Also, this month will be insane with finishing my Master’s, moving and beginning my new job—so I’ll put my productivity to good use.

A Month To Reflect:

I think every month has an opportunity for reflection, but with it being my birth month—I find that I reflect far more around my birthday. It’s always good to look back on previous years to see what you have learned and how you can use it for a new chapter in life!

What are you looking forward to now that it’s April? Make sure to share your thoughts in the comments below!

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  • Yay for April birthdays! Mine is on Sunday and since this will be my last year in my 20s (OMG!) I am definitely in a state of major reflection and looking ahead!

    • April birthdays are great! I completely understand why you are in a state of major reflection being the last year in your 20s. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and thank you so much for your comment!

  • I’m ready for the April showers to end so we can have May flowers. haha It’s been snowing here in Chicago and I’m over it. 🙂 Can’t wait for spring!

    • It has been snowing, raining and all sorts of crazy weather here in New York as well! Trust me, I think everyone is looking forward to see warmer days and May flowers, haha.

  • Thanks for such a happy post! I also adore rain! I can’t wait for next week, because it’s supposed to be chilly and rainy all week here in Oklahoma! Snuggles and blankets and windows open!

    • You’re welcome, Hannah! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed reading it! And yes! Grab the comfy blankets and a book to read! There’s nothing better than lazy, rainy days! Thanks for your comment.

  • I love this so much! There is far too much negativity online. It is so nice to read something so very positive. I LOVE the rain. Rainy days are my favorite, hands down. Also, I love the name of your blog! Too cute!

    • Awe thanks, Bethany! I’m glad there are other people out there who appreciate rainy days as much as I do. Especially on a lazy day, I just grab my coffee and a book and I’ll be content for the day.

  • I’m excited for rainy days and my birthday is on the 20th! Yay for April birthdays! Happy early birthday to you!

  • I love this post! There are so many fun things about April to be excited about!

  • These are all great reasons to be happy! I’m looking forward to moving my chicks from their brooder [beginner home] to their chicken coop that is outside! They are super close to being ready for their forever home, and I can’t wait! [My husband needs some shop space back.] Happy Early Birthday!