Field Notes | April / by Emily Margaret

Welcome to a new blog series called Field Notes. At the end of each month, I'll share a few things I learned, books I read, interesting blog posts I found, and other things of that sort.

Read: I had a goal to finish the books I had in progress at the first of the month. I finished All the Light We Cannot See (highly recommend 5/5), made progress in Restless, and got halfway through More of Less. It wasn't as much progress as I would've liked but it was a good amount! I felt like I got my reading groove back, like it was before college when the constant flow of textbooks and research papers burnt me out. I also learned that I really like having one fiction and one nonfiction book going at the same time. (Bonus: blog posts I enjoyed- here and here.)

Listen: Lots of podcasts while editing and blogging. I'm planning to do a post this month on some of my favorites, but a few of them are Sorta Awesome, Chasing Creative, and The Simple Show.

Think: I got tired of the internet and figured out what to do about it.

Do: Photoshoots! I did some photos for family members, second shot a wedding, photographed a couple high school seniors, started a new project, and did a few other random shoots. Lots of fun stuff! I also went on a spontaneous weekend trip up to Iowa with a friend to help her go apartment hunting, during which I was reminded that I have more of a southern accent than I think I do, haha.

Enjoying: The 1SecondaDay App, time with friends, springtime, a new haircut, getting to know the members of my photography mastermind group, and k-pop music.


Goals for May:

  • Finish the books I currently have in progress and start The Girl on the Train.
  • Launch my new projects
  • Get back into a daily rhythm/routine
  • Make a plan for my next personal project
  • Clean out my closet and get down to more of a capsule wardrobe
  • Send in my passport application

What did you do this month? What are some of your goals for May?