Happy Friday, Ambitious Fam! February has been such a fun month. I have gotten to spend a lot of quality time with friends, go on dates (more on that below), and celebrate my 27th birthday! While I am a little sad to see the month go, I am excited about the arrival of spring. I’m most looking forward to the return of bright landscapes and more hours of sunlight.
Here are my other reflections for the month of February:
How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? I truly believe that Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love in all of its forms–whether that be self-love, friendship, familial, or the love between you and a partner. This year, I attended an epic Galentine’s Day party, played some Valentine-themed minute-to-win-it games with Andy and Alan (watch the video here!), and showed love to a few of my girls with the help of some Galentine’s Day cards. On Valentine’s Day, I was adamant about spending the night by myself with Chinese take out, wine, and a Netflix double-feature of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (read my thoughts about the movie here). Honestly, it was the perfect Friday night in.
Speaking of love, February I introduced my new Dating App Chronicles series on IGTV. One of my challenges for the month was to give dating apps a shot, actually go on dates, and share some of my stories along the way. The whole experience was actually pretty eye-opening. It tested my ability to put myself out there and be vulnerable. I learned more about the things that I am looking for in a partner, how I communicate (and how I can improve), as well as the importance of being true to who I am. It also reminded me of some of the less favorable behaviors that I exhibit during dating, such as self-doubt and constant overthinking. All in all, I think that it has been an educational experience and I have enjoyed talking about the reality of dating in 2020 with you all. Check out my latest Dating App Chronicle episode to see whether I plan to continue dating!
I completed my challenge to wear headwraps in public once a week. On the first day, I was hyper-aware of the looks and comments made. However, most of the time I forgot that I was even wearing it. My purpose for this challenge was to normalize the wearing of a headwrap because it can be a great protective style option. While I appreciated the ease of having my hair wrapped, it just still didn’t feel like me. I’m not saying that I will never wear a headwrap out again, but for the most part, I think that I will stick with wearing my hair in twists.
This month I completed 4 out of 6 of the items on my February Bucket List. I may roll-over automating my decisions to next month’s bucket list because though I loved the concept, but I never sat down to evaluate what items in my life I could do it with. In addition, I did not make it to a local speakeasy this month.