Hey, Ambitious Fam! I did something that I haven’t done before. I skipped a bucket list post. Though the bucket list existed outside of the blog since the end of February, I never did get around to posting it. The thought of breaking the streak was devastating and yet, as we say at work, “no-one lost an airway” because I didn’t post on the blog. The world is still spinning. Life goes on. I am excited to get back to posting more regularly on the blog after my mini hiatus, starting with my first Bucket List of spring.
Here is how I am growing this April:
Visit the Mini Monument
Did you know that there is a miniature version of the Washington Monument in Alexandria? Even though I am local, I have never ventured to see it. My friend Kasi inspired me to add it to my bucket list this month as a way to get some movement in!
Fried Chicken Fridays
On Instagram, I often share my love for supporting local restaurants in the form of a first impressions video. I have become quite the fried chicken sandwich connoisseur, and I joked that it was time to get more organized with my local fried chicken sandwich reviews with a series on my platform. Well, that joke turned into the creation of a rating scale with my friend Sara and a catchy name to go with it. The Fried Chicken Fridays series is ago!
~Temporarily~ Color my Hair
Random fact: I have NEVER colored my hair. Even when I got braids last year, I hesitated when asked if I wanted to incorporate color. Thought it might be fun to push a little outside of my comfort zone with temporary hair color. Part of me just really wants to know what it might look like, but I’m not willing to sacrifice hair health to see it through. I found a couple of products that might do the trick, so stay tuned for a picture!
Grow a Consumable Plant
My plant collection still remains a large source of joy. I got my first house plant as a May 2020 Bucket List item and I haven’t looked back since! In fact, I celebrated the beginning of Spring by adding one of the plants on my wishlist to the plant fam (Raven, the Raven ZZ plant). While I love watching my plants flourish dearly, it would be nice to learn how to grow something that I can consume. We’ll think of this as practice for when I get a garden to grow my own food at my dream home one day. For now, I have been doing research to see what kind of plants can handle an apartment environment. Might take a little trial and error, but I’m looking forward to a new challenge!
Unplug with a Puzzle
Do you remember the early months of the pandemic where “pandemic bingo” was a thing? Basically, there were bingo boards circulating on social media with squares that included hobbies that people have been completing in order to pass the time during quarantine. It was meant as a lighthearted way to share how you have been occupying your time at home and bond with others on the internet (not to belittle the very serious health crisis plaguing the world). One of the items that prohibited me from getting bingo was that I haven’t done a puzzle (I also didn’t have a bread-making phase, but that was outside of my rows). My siblings gifted me with a puzzle for Christmas and completing it will be a great way to unplug this month!
Complete a Home Project
In addition to general spring cleaning and continuing to declutter my space, I am planning to complete a home project. I left this item purposely vague because I still have a list of projects that I want to complete in my space but I haven’t been able to prioritize one over the other. Hopefully, by committing to complete one, I’ll muster up the motivation to complete more items on my list.
This month, I am enjoying the perks of Spring by spending some time in the nice weather, plant care, and cleaning/organizing.