Hey, Ambitious Fam! At this moment there are a couple of things that are completely blowing my mind. The first is that we are almost halfway through a year that started with an insurrection attempt. Secondly, I have been able to have a couple of “normal” moments this month with people I haven’t been in the same space with since before March 2020. This summer certainly feels more hopeful than the last! If you’re interested in a 30-second wrap-up, I shared my One Second Every Day of May on Instagram and as my first YouTube Short! While you’re here, let’s get into my 4Ls of the month:
In May I…
liked getting to participate in my first in-person Ambitiously You event through the Blk Women Exchange Spring Pop Up Shop! (more on my experience to come)
learned more about Lupus and how impactful it can be.
lacked financial discipline.
longed for a less cluttered space.
Here are my other reflections for the month of May:
May was Lupus Awareness month! I was able to learn a lot about the chronic illness through my blog interview with Barbara Alexander and Dion Langley (check out the interview here). Ms. Barbara also shared some of her story on an episode of Virtually Best Friends Pod! I hope that you all were able to gain some insight into the disease as well!
In addition to Lupus Awareness, May was also Mental Health Awareness Month. To honor that month, Caitlin and I were able to chat with a licensed professional counselor, Whitney Caves, about what mental health looked like during the pandemic and how to ease into a post-pandemic world. Take a listen here!
Every Friday in May, I visited Alexandria and Arlington restaurants to try some of the best fried chicken sandwiches that the area has to offer for a Fried Chicken Fridays series! Many of the establishments were based on recommendations and I was even able to taste a few items on the menu. Stay tuned to the blog for a review of the places I visited!
After a couple of months of little reading activity, I was able to complete a book that I was super excited to read–Act Your Age, Eve Brown. Now that I have completed the Brown Sisters series by Talia Hibbert, I can officially say that all of them are uniquely great books. In fact, I rated them all 5 stars on my StoryGraph. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a diverse series that has a RomCom feel with a bit of steam.
This month I completed 5 out of 6 of the items on my May Bucket List. While we did not end up having a sister picnic, I did get to spend time with my siblings this month which was really nice!