Never have I ever been so excited for May! For one, I found someone that appreciates the holiday that is April 30th (aka “Its Gonna Be May” Day). We celebrated with chocolate cupcakes and constantly referencing the song (as one should!). In addition, and in acknowledgment of this post going up a few days into May, the month started out with some pretty fun activities. For example, I co-hosted my first Style Social Event at the Old Town LOFT (AHHHHHH)! Still so thankful for the opportunity and for all of my friends and family that came out to support me.
Here is how I am finding balance this May:
The Hirshhorn Museum is known for its cool and contemporary art exhibitions. I have always wanted to visit this museum and I’m hoping that I can fit it into my schedule this month!
Jazz in the Garden
Jazz in the Garden is an ongoing DC tradition that is returning this month. Every Friday, there is Jazz act (mostly fusion) lined up to play in the Sculpture Garden of the National Gallery of Art. The event is a unique way to unwind after a week of work!
By now, you all know that I am a big fan of the Artechouse. I am always down to share the experience with someone new! A couple of my friends and I are interested in seeing the In Peak Bloom exhibition that is currently displayed. It may be the last time to enjoy cherry blossoms in DC!
Gratitude Letter (1x a week)
This idea was actually something that I picked up from Dr. Colleen Reichmann when she gave her talk at the Positivity Charge Mindset Master Social back in March. She discussed the power of gratitude and how direct expression of appreciation can help brighten both someone else’s day as well as your own. I am already a fan and believer in the practice of gratitude and felt like this was the perfect month to take it to the next level.
Outdoor Lunch (1x a week)
Lately, I have been caught up in the idea of being as productive as possible during my lunch breaks. As a loose rule, I try to make sure that I give myself at least one day during the week to just enjoy my lunch (emphasis on loose). To encourage an actual lunch break, I am challenging myself to enjoy an outdoor lunch at least once a week. I’m looking forward to relaxing at a few of my favorite outdoor lunch spots in the area.
Finish Art Project
Ya’ll, I have been sitting on a couple of art project for a LONG time. I figured that it was finally time to complete one of them!
Make Nut-Free Macarons
I’ve talked a lot lately about my journey with allergies and how I am taking steps to embrace my nut-free life (read about it more here). Macarons are one of my favorite treats (I’ve had them the last two birthdays…amongst many other days). However, they are made with almond flour and I really shouldn’t be eating them. This month, I thought it would be fun to try out a nut-free macaron recipe and see how it holds up to the real thing!
This month, I am hoping to incorporate balance into my life by engaging in cultural activities around the city.