Happy August! It’s the last full month of summer and I plan on taking advantage of that a little more than I have been this year. Gotta soak in those extra hours of daylight before the world gets a little darker! This is usually the time of year where Fall lust starts to hit social media, but I promise that you won’t find any of that here. I’ve been trying to be more intentional about enjoying the actual season that we are in. But don’t fret, as soon as the clock strikes 12 on September 1st, I’m all in!
Here is how I am finding balance this August:
Travel to a New State
Not gonna lie, I have been kind of disappointed by my 2019 travel schedule. I have not been able to do nearly as many trips as I wanted to this year and several of them fell through. Turning that around this month with a trip to visit my friend Sarah in Tennessee! I have never been to the state, so I am looking forward to soaking in some new sites, culture, and fun times with my friend and her family. I’m always so sad when my friends move away, but hey, that’s another excuse to visit!
Enter SNL Lottery
If you recall my 30 before 30 Bucket List, one of my dreams is to be a part of the live recording of Saturday Night Live! Taking some steps this year to hopefully make that dream a reality! This August is the month where you can enter the lottery for the 2020 season of the show. If chosen, I would receive two tickets for a random show date and time. Cross all of your fingers and toes for me!
I’m on a Boat!
I’m on a boat…I’m on a boat…Everybody look at me, ‘cause I’m sailing on a boat! Ok, not so much sailing, but you catch my drift. Remember my failed attempt to be by/on/in the water from my July Bucket List? Well, I didn’t want to let the summer pass me by without enjoying some time on the water. Currently, the plan is to have a fun paddle boat adventure with my gym crew. Super excited to experience some scenic views with my pals.
The New Dacha
Dacha is a restaurant, bar, and beer garden that opened up not too long ago at the Navy Yard in DC. The fun murals and delicious looking food have been flooding my Instagram timeline for weeks! I had already committed myself to make a trip when the unthinkable happened…I won the New Dacha Instagram giveaway! I’ll be joining 3 other blogger babes for a free dinner at Dacha this month! Can’t wait to report on my experience!
This is another July Bucket List revival, but it actually worked out perfectly. August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day and a few of my thrifting queens (looking at you Danielle and Kelly-Lynne!) are celebrating it by hosting an event at a local Goodwill! Of course, I have to go to support them, get some styling advice, and hopefully walk out with a few pieces! Hooray for sustainable fashion!
The hair challenge that I have in mind has two objectives: less heat, more accessories. Lately, I have been struggling with embracing the natural beauty of my hair; a beauty that is not dependant on excess heat and straight styles. In addition, I have accumulated quite a bit of hair accessories for someone that basically wears their hair the same way daily. So, on each Friday of August, I plan to spruce up my hair with a new accessory and/or heatless style. Hopefully, this challenge will help convince me that there is more to life than the hairstyle I am used to.
This month, I am hoping to incorporate balance into my life by enjoying the last month of summer!