What a crazy, whirlwind month April has been! In just four weeks, I've moved interstate and quit my job, and life feels so erratic and so strange at the moment. It's weird how you can be living your life one way and then the next day, you're not. I'm in a really weird headspace about it all right now, but I suppose that's totally normal and it'll take some time adjusting back to life in Perth. I'm looking forward to having all my stuff arrive and having a new bedroom to decorate (my sister took mine when I moved out, so now I'm in her old bedroom), plus once I start working again, I'd really like to buy a new bed and bedside table! New furniture and decorating always makes the hassle of moving more worthwhile, doesn't it?!
I miss Melbourne a lot and I'm not going to lie, April has been a very emotional and a very teary month. Saying goodbye to friends, work colleagues, my housemate's cat (seriously, it breaks my heart not seeing him everyday!) and this amazing city has been so, so hard, and sometimes I wish things were the way they were just two months ago. I just have to keep reminding myself that change is inevitable though and it's the only way to move forward. If I were still in Melbourne, I'd probably be missing Perth right now; I just wish it were possible to live in two cities at once because my heart feels so torn!
Despite all these mixed emotions, April has also been a lot of fun. I made the most out of time left in Melbourne eating good food with good friends (the standouts would have to be the báhn mì in Footscray and the vegan pizza with potato gems, popcorn "chicken", facon, two cheezes and gravy from The Cornish Arms) and went exploring parts of Melbourne I hadn't seen before. One of my favourite things about Melbourne are the places you don't hear about and the hidden gems you can randomly stumble upon in this city. I really want to plan a trip back before the end of the year.
Film and television
Life has been so full on this month, there really wasn't a lot I watched or listened to in April. I'm even so far behind in reading Harry Potter and I miss it so much! I'm skipping my music section this month just because I haven't had the chance to properly chill out for a while. I'm looking forward to listening to the new releases from Future Islands, Real Estate and Goldfrapp though and there are some albums coming out in May that I cannot wait for too.
I only saw one movie this month, The LEGO Batman Movie, which was a lot of fun and really cute. It'll be interesting to see where the LEGO movie franchise goes. I've continued watching Daria this month, though it's been a couple of weeks since I last watched an episode and I can't wait to catch up on the last season of Girls once life settles down a bit.
Around the web
- Lorde sung a parody version of Green Light about Cadbury Creme Eggs and it's the best.
- Nite Jewel released two new songs, The Answer and 2 Good 2 Be True, and I so can't wait for her new album next month.
- Yumi Zouma released a dreamy music video for their song, Text from Sweden.
- I discovered a band called Hoops through Gorilla vs. Bear and I can't wait for their debut LP. They remind me a lot of Wild Nothing and Real Estate.
- What the characters of Daria look like now in 2017.
- Wes Anderson's new film, Isle of Dogs, is out next year!
- Phoenix released a new song called J-Boy and their new album, Ti Amo, will be out in June. I've missed these guys!
- The War on Drugs released a new song called Thinking of a Place for Record Store Day and I'm in love.
- HAIM's new song, Right Now, is so great and I'm looking forward to their sophomore album, Something to Tell You, out later in the year.
- Israeli-American director, Sigal Avin and David Schwimmer have worked together to produce six videos depicting the grey area of sexual harassment. Based on real life events, they're uncomfortable to watch, but they send a powerful message on how men abuse their position of power.