Happy November! When I think about this month, two things come to mind: food and gratitude. I am already looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner and spending quality time with friends and family.
Here is how I am finding balance this November:
Rock the Block
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is hosting a fundraiser event called “Rock the Block.” Essentially, it is a 3-hour restaurant crawl featuring all of the best food spots in Old Town Alexandria. Attendees pay one price for the opportunity to dine and drink at each of the locations (there are 12 restaurants participating this year!). Not only is there tasty food involved, but you are helping children who deserve a safe childhood. I am looking forward to attending and covering the event on social media! If you are local to the area and interested in attending, contact me for a special discount code.
What’s better than 1 Thanksgiving with your family? ANOTHER Thanksgiving with your friends! I love any excuse to gather around food, and Friendsgiving is hands down a less stressful way to do so. I’m already brainstorming potential dishes to bring. I also am lobbying for a onesie-themed Friendsgiving to up the comfy factor.
November isn’t just the month of great food, it is also the month where we tend to think a little more about the things in our life that we are thankful for. Gratitude has been an important practice in my life for over a year now. Every morning I start my day by writing down 5 things that I am grateful for and I spend the day searching for moments that I am thankful for. This month, I am going to give you all a peek into my journal and gratitude practice on social media. Follow along on Facebook and on Instagram!
First YouTube Video
Remember my 30 before 30 Bucket List? One of the items on the list that I have been dragging my feet on is creating my first YouTube video. I have enlisted the help of one of my friends and Youtuber, Kasi of Curlyhairlove, to help create a fun introduction video for the new channel. Be on the lookout for that!
No Phone Zone
Y’all…this probably comes as a surprise to absolutely no one, but my sleep schedule is backsliding again. The main culprit, phone scrolling after I get into bed. To help combat that (again), I am creating a “No Phone Zone” around my sleep area that starts at 8 pm each night. Hopefully, this tactic will also help my snoozing issue because I will now have to get up to shut off my phone alarm. Two birds, one stone.
New Potluck Recipe
It’s potluck season! This time of year is my favorite time to try out new, easy, budget-friendly recipes on a captive audience. Yes, budget-friendly because this is also the time of year when there is a potluck practically every week and ain’t nobody got time (or money) to be getting all extravagant for everyone’s potluck.
This month, I am hoping to incorporate balance into my life by engaging in the gratitude and comradery of the season.