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March: Spring has finally sprung!

March has come and gone, and I’m a bit late to this update, but better late than never right?

I’ve started posting updates on my blog as a way of being accountable to myself, more than any other reason.

WHAT HAPPENED IN MARCH?

Launch of Whisked Away Gifts

I’ve started an online business with my mom! It’s called Whisked Away Gifts. It’s a place where we curate gift boxes, so make gift giving easier for everyone! Check us out here, or on Instagram!

Whisked Away Gifts!

Organizing my life

I’ve continued to update my Bullet Journal! I’ve raved before about how this is one system that I’ve stuck to, mostly because I don’t feel boxed into someone else’s system of organization!

This month, I finally got it together and actually wrote about how I got started on my Bullet Journal journey!

bullet journal - A simple Guide to Bullet Journal

Books I’ve read

This year, I’d set a goal of reading 30 books!

So far I’m at 7, but my Goodreads Dashboard tells me that I’m one book behind. I still think it’s possible… maybe a few vacation reads will kick me back on track!

I was able to read two books in March, both of which were fiction. More specifically, they’re probably fall in the chick-lit category books I guess. I realized I was getting a bit bored of all the memoir style books I’d read, so thought it was time for a change!

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Surprise Me

I’ve read quite a few of Sophie Kinsella novels, including the Shopaholic series, Can You Keep a Secret and Domestic Goddess. This book was a good diversion from the more serious books I’ve been reading this year.

Honestly, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed her previous books, but I did get through the book rather quickly. I do love her writing style, however, she is able to create humorous situations in the voice of the character.

Would still highly recommend this book, if you’re looking for a rather lighthearted book!

Review: 3 stars

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

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This was a collection of short stories. I’ve never read anything by Sittenfeld, but I thoroughly enjoyed the storytelling! Although the stories were short, I was drawn into each character! Somehow in a few words, I was able to understand the motivations of each of the stories.

The theme surrounding each story is how each character has some questionable thoughts, whether about gender, class or relationships, but they are humanized, literally “you think it, i’ll say it”. It’s a thought-provoking read. The only criticism I have is that I wish some of these stories were longer!

Review: 5 stars

BLOG POSTS THIS MONTH:

LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL

  • April seems to be off to a slow start on the blog front, but I’m hoping to have some sweet recipes, and book reviews up this month!
  • Studying for my CFA Level 3 exam will be taking up more and more of my time! As a result, you might see more posts about drinking coffee and other means of procrastinating if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram
  • I’ll be taking a Barista Course this month! I’m hoping to post something about that here, soon after!

Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.

Luther Burbank

Cheers,
Anum

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