What I’ve Done: April 2018

April started out crazy busy and toward the end got a lot calmer. To the point where I got to do a lot of things I had been putting off and I had time to hang out with friends. April seemed as though it was what I had been working toward for the past couple months/ past year. And I’m nowhere close to stopping.

April 11th was when phase one of the Udacity Front-end Web Development ended and I turned in my final project the day before. In the week and a half leading up I basically did nothing else in my free time. The featured image is when I was completely flailing around so I know that code is wrong.

I found out roughly a week later that I got into phase two of the program and now we’re off again. I gave myself a little bit extra time to be able to recover from the stress of part one and to catch up on a bit of reading but from now until it’s done Oct 24th I’m going to be working on it hardcore again.

Phase two is six months and it’s roughly “10 hours” of work (which for me means it’s about 15 to 20 hours. Hopefully I’ll get faster. There’s a lot more information and a lot more resources available and it’s a tad overwhelming. I’m slowly diving into it but I know some people just went all in and have looked at everything.

The other main event that happened in April was that I was offered (and accepted obviously) full time at my job. For those of you who don’t know, I work at an internet marketing agency. We mainly do websites, SEO and social media. I am going to be taking on more of the keyword research and more of the set up when we get new customers.

In April I also attended Untitled Town, a book festival in town. The three talks I went to were R.L. Stein, Roxane Gay and Christopher Moore. You can read more about that here.

We also had the library book sale and I went on the day books were six for six dollars and got a a lot of books I hadn’t heard of and also IQ by Joe Ide and Peace Like a River by Leif Enger.

I finally went to Titletown for food instead of just drinks and I got the shrimp tacos and it was so good! It was a tad bit spicy but it was so worth it. I did notice a lot of their food has bacon so I’m when I order there I have to make sure to ask for it without if I get one of those.

Books read in April:

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nuget
Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

What was your favorite read this month? Did you do anything exciting or out of the ordinary?


9 thoughts on “What I’ve Done: April 2018

  1. Girl you had such an amazing month! So proud of you for getting to phase 2 and also getting asked to be full time. So exciting!!!! I am so torn between my favorite read of April. I really enjoyed Unraveling Oliver but Bring Me Back was also really good.


  2. I loved it!! It was a cute contemporary and I could see a bit of myself in the characters. I loved how it was very much a 21st century get to know each other thing because we don’t always get to know people in person very often anymore and then we have to put the “electronic” version of them with their presence and that’s not depicted in novels that much (that I’ve read at least). If that makes any sense.

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  3. Yes the electronic communication is the reason I was interested in it. So many of my friendships are online and I’d love to see a book where a lot of the relationship is through messaging instead. I haven’t seen that in many books before


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