In March I talked about planning my month based not only on what needed to be done and what was happening, but how I wanted to feel through it all. One thing I found was that I planned through certain things and made sure things were covered for the day after a special period (in March’s case, a trip to New York), but I hadn’t planned ahead for the rest of the week after I returned. I didn’t sleep well the night before I left and someone from the office picked me up so that I could get into the office that day. If I had slept better the night before, I don’t think that would have been a problem, but since I didn’t it set me up to be pretty tired the rest of the week. And it was exhausting to try to stay on top of everything that week.

Based on that experience, I entered April and thought about how I wanted to feel as I completed certain tasks and planned through certain events, but I also thought about how I wanted to feel after things and made my plans with that in mind. I talked more about that in Honor Your Promises to Yourself, which is another life take away from April.

What are some of your life take aways from the month?

As always, I like to go through my phone and remember the little things that made a month so special.

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

The month began on a plane, headed home from New York.

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

Had my coaching call for April and wrote down my square squad.

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

I love sunsets and tree silhouettes.

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

Miss Mina had a long nail, so she came to the office with me so that I could run her into the vet to have it trimmed. She was thrilled. 😂

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

We had a rainy day.

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

And then a snowy one, because… spring in Minnesota.

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

I worked late and then did some ballet. When I was finished I looked into my room and guess who had an eye on me? (And was so happy when I finally went to bed.)

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

Because of the snow, we had a snow day, so I braved the snowy roads (actually, I drive a Subaru, so… it handles the snow quite well) to pick up my niece and nephew and we played games all afternoon.

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

The next day it rained again so I met up with a friend for lunch.

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

She’s just cute, so why not share the cuteness?

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

On my first day of Easter break, a friend and I went to the Como Zoo Conservatory. Surprise, surprise. 😂

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

And we went out for lunch. My fortune cookie was tired, but I thought it was fitting for the first of a few days where I was taking my own break from productive things.

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

I had a plant repotting day. Can you see the puppy in the hibiscus?

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

The Monday after my Easter my friend and I decided to head back to the conservatory at the University of Minnesota. But first, coffee…

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

I just love this place!

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

I attended the MN Prayer Breakfast with a client.

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

Downtown views.

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

Sunset views.

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

And I enjoyed this beautiful sky while on the phone with a friend.

Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com
Pretty skies, cute dogs, and lots of flowers. The little things that made April special. // dreams-etc.com

I ended the month downtown for a marketing workshop about videos. It was so informative and the people I work with aren’t going to know what hit them next time I meet with all of them. 😉😂

What were some of your favorite moments from April?