Monthly Merits: May

Monthly Merits is a monthly series where I recount and award the month's worthiest moments in merits.

May was good. May was a good month. May brought back coffee-sipping, word-centric, music-filled afternoons. May also brought with it a rediscovery of passion and a reentering of non-passion into my life. But all in all, May was good and I'd relive it again if only it was not for the looming approach of one's month of birth.

Here are this month's merits.

REDISCOVERY #1 OF THE MONTH: BOOKS
With examinations safely out of the way, I was able to fully rediscover my passion for books, films and music in the month of May.

I opted for children's books as my means of transitioning back into soaking in words. Two books which blew me away and left me in awe after I read the last words were The Things About Jellyfish and The War That Saved My Life.

REDISCOVERY #2 OF THE MONTH: FILMS
I delved into 80s and 90s cult films early on in the month and am now fully regretting that I am not living in the era of flannel shirts and funny hair. It took me about eighteen years of living to finally watch Clueless -- shout out to its air-headed protagonist and insane fashion sense -- as well as romantic comedy legends When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. I am waiting for the day I get to go to New York City with my soul mate.

REDISCOVERY #3 OF THE MONTH: MUSIC(ALS)
As for music, Alina Baraz's Urban Flora was an album I played throughout the end of the month as I sipped on coffee and soaked in words, but it was Waitress: The Musical that lived in my brain for the entire month. I watched the film first, watched the musical next and re-watched both during every chance I got, be it getting ready for events or reading through blogs. Sara Bareilles will remain queen forever (after Adele, of course.)

DUTY OF THE MONTH: WORK
With essentially all the free time in the world at the palms of my hands presently, I have been looking for work, work and more work to do. Not blogging work -- because blogging doesn't pay this blogger in the minority in this country -- but actual paying work to cover school fees. 

Amongst the bits and bobs I got to do this month, the most interesting would have to be doing sales work. As one who detests talking to strangers when I have absolutely no reason to, I spent four 12-hour days pitching sales to a myriad of people of all ages and race and ethnicity and background which resulted in what I would consider a series of some of my best observational tweets if I may toot my own horn just this once.

FAVOURITE MOMENT OF THE MONTH: FRIENDS
Amidst the busy month I had, I got to enjoy the company of friends this month, with one celebrating her birthday over a scrumptious spread of dessert one Friday afternoon. It was lovely to listen to her tales of reflection, her changing view of friendships and her growth in life in general.

How was your May?



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