November is an underrated month in my opinion. Sure, everyone is excited for Thanksgiving (or Christmas for those of you who start celebrating November 1st), but its the beauty of the month that people forget to admire. Throughout the month, the DC area experiences the final bursts of color before the gray of winter settles in. The leaves paint the landscape by day, while the twinkle of Christmas lights the town by night. It’s a magnificent sight.
Here are my other reflections for the month of November:
I attended a Friendsgiving this month and it was a deliciously pleasant experience. With me, I brought a new roasted rainbow carrot recipe that I am still on the fence about though it was given good reviews. We spent the rainy night by the fireplace and chatted about the importance of the right kind of Thanksgiving Mac and Cheese (did you know that our friends in north don’t even have it with their meal!?). I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving with your family and friends!
Remember that No Phone Zone thing that I was supposed to be doing? Yeah…that didn’t happen. I think I lasted about less than a week and my sleep has still been suffering because of it. Fingers crossed that I get my life together next month.
I finally crossed something off of my 30 Before 30 Bucket List! I recently got together with my friend Kasi to create my first YouTube video. Kasi, of Curlyhairlove, has been creating YouTube videos since she was in high school–that’s over 9 years! Kasi also has a background in video creation so I knew that she would be a great resource. I wanted to start the channel as a way to better capture my bucket list adventures and other lifestyle content.
The process of making a YouTube video was pretty interesting. For one, I put a lot of pressure on the idea of a new platform. It left me feeling super hesitant and nervous. However, once I got started, I realized that the video portion was very similar to what I already love doing–creating Instagram stories! The editing process was a different story. Wow, did I have (and still do have) a lot to learn. I had to watch so many videos to figure out how to pull off simple editing techniques. I had to cut about half of the content simply because I knew that people wouldn’t be interested in watching a 20+ minute video (though I wanted to keep it all). Overall, I am proud of myself for learning a new skill and I hope to continue to hone them. My first YouTube video went live this morning; I would appreciate it if you all checked it out (here)!
This month I completed 5 out of 6 items on my November Bucket List. Now that Thanksgiving and fall both had their chance to shine, I’m ready to jump into the holiday spirit!