April Mood

A mood board for my birthday month.

April Mood Board - Meg Biram

April is one of those months that you never know what you’re going to get with the weather. My mom told me that the year I was born it was snowing! That was 34 years ago this month.

Yep, it’s my birthday this month. I don’t usually bring it up — I’m not one to make a big deal about my birthday. My husband and I usually go to a fun dinner sometime that week and I might buy myself something I want (and usually I have a few birthday gift cards to put toward it). Last year it was my black leather jacket, this year I kinda want to go for my biggest designer purchase ever — this Gucci bag.

Around my birthday I always start to think about where I thought I’d be by this time in my life. I don’t know that that is actually a healthy thing because I usually thought my life would be totally different, but not at the same time. A few big things that I’m so grateful for are (besides having awesome family and friends): that I’m in a very happy relationship (we’ve been married 12 years this year!), that I have a job that I absolutely love and that affords me the flexibility to basically do whatever I want, and that I live in an interesting city that has really opened my eyes to a lot of things.

I never thought I’d live in DC. It was never something I even considered growing up. Now I really appreciate all of the amazing things that DC has to offer. I don’t love the cost of living here, it can be really frustrating, but I appreciate all the things I gain by living here.

For this month’s mood board I was feeling blues and greens. April can be rainy and springy so that immediately makes me think of blue and green, but I kept seeing a rust color with those colors — so I just went for it and I’m loving the fun happy vibe this mood board is giving me.

Does April have any specific meaning or feeling for you?