april recap / may goals

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April was filled with lots of work and travel again, just the way I like it! I should really start tracking (you know I love data and lists and tracking) all the shows I work in a month. Because it’s now not uncommon for me to see 5-6 shows per week at work, I take it for granted since I’m not always attending them as a fan, but I still get to see nearly every show that comes through. (#humblebrag? I don’t mean it to be!) Things are moving so quickly lately that I can hardly believe that it’s already May! But first, a look at last month:

One of the first shows this month was by an 80’s hair metal idol, so I did my best to put on a “goth” face and try to fit in with the crowd. I wore more leather on this day than I have throughout the entirety of the rest of my life.

On Record Store Day, I was able to nab one of the limited copies of my favorite records!

Toward the end of the month, I got a hair cut and went to see Ryan Adams at the Ryman. He is one of the greats.


Then, I ended the month with my family back home in Michigan with my parents, cousins, grandparents, nieces and nephews, and aunt and uncle. I love getting to jump in the car and visit and get to see them as much as possible (even when that car ride is two hours longer than it should be!) I also got to celebrate a friend’s birthday and eat all the foods (and drink all the drinks) from my college days.


  • Work out 4x/week
  • Track all meals and eat at home 80% of the time
  • Pay off $1000 to debt
  • Find somewhere new to live
  • Track and analyze spending
  • Eat at home 80% of the time

May is another busy month – my mom is coming back to Nashville with me and staying for a couple of days (okay really over a week.) While I don’t have any other explicit travel plans this month, I’ll probably go away for memorial day, and I’m starting to really purge out things I don’t need or use before I think about the trauma of moving again this summer.

What are you looking forward to in May?