Suck it, February.

And don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Good riddance.

Man, last month was hard. The best thing I can say about it is that it’s over. I was basically on my own with the kids, life, etc., for a while there–but, as of tomorrow, I won’t be anymore, and I am so, SO grateful.

So here’s what I read this month:

 

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I think Free Men and (surprisingly) Second House from the Corner were my favorites. Oh, and I also read (but didn’t review) Aziz Ansari’s new book, Modern Romance. I never thought I would say this about anything produced by Aziz Ansari, but…wow, the book is great. Much better than I was expecting, and I genuinely learned a lot.

One thing I AM happy about from last month, though, is my writing output. I’ve been trying to write more lately…AND actually share it. So I have been. About a week ago, I auditioned to be a part of the Listen to Your Mother show in Chicago. In the show people read aloud their essays on parenting (funny, serious, sad, whatever) to a pretty substantial crowd. I made the first cut (yay!). But I just found out I didn’t make the second. I’m disappointed, but also still proud of myself for trying. I mean, there was a time in my life that I had trouble leaving the house because I had such bad anxiety. So it feels like a huge accomplishment that I even showed up to that audition.

I’m just going to keep writing and putting myself out there. Eventually, maybe I’ll get paid for some of these words…

In the meantime, books, books, and more books. I just finished Anna Quindlen’s Miller Valley. Loved it. Review to come. I’m also looking forward to reading Lust and Wonder and Before the Fall (written by the guy who created Fargo). I’ll get to both of those this month, and I am stoked. Honestly, as far as I’m concerned, this month has nowhere to go but up. (Knock on wood.)

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