Currently enjoying Memorial Day weekend in Minneapolis with my sister and friends. I head back today, and I don't want to come back. I miss it here. Is a move back in the works? Hahaha! I have thoroughly enjoyed the month of May, it was slow paced and not as crowded with activities as the first four months of the year. I’m looking forward to the rest of summer.
In February, I binged New Girl on Netflix, but got bored at the end of season two. This May, I binged all 10 episodes of Dear White People also on Netflix, and I can’t wait for more episodes to drop. I began watching House of Cards about two weekends ago, and I like it so far. Politics is evil..lol. I’m also thinking about getting back into Scandal now that the impending end is supposedly near (I was an avid Thursday fan of season one, then I saw episode one of season two, and gave up thereafter.) I may continue with episode two of season two on Netflix. If I do, I’ll let you how far I got with it.
I need to get back to working out. I always neglect my workout routine when it gets cold, and September 2016 was the last time I exercised. I feel unfit, and I haven’t been eating like I should. I want to get back to get my health back on track, but I don’t have any concrete plans of yet.
I love going to random parties where I know no one. In April, I met a lady and her husband through another friend, and she, the lady, invited me to her birthday party in May. I attended alone, knew no one except her and her husband, and had a blast. I meet a lot of people at random gatherings I go to alone. I like the challenge.
Speaking of random meetings and parties, I attended a Closet Swap and Brunch at a friend’s home earlier in the month. Ten ladies showed up, and it was fun to sit around eating crepes and fruits, sipping champagne and swapping clothes and shoes. I got a few great items, and I’ll love to do a random closet swap at my home one day.
I joined the Refuge Care Team at my church earlier this year, and we recently hosted an event on May 4th titled A Refugee’s Reality: Resettling in the DMV. The goal of the event was to present accurate information about the refugee crisis, answer questions and burst myths about refuges and their needs. Close to 200 people attended, and we had speakers from the State Department, Office of Refugee Resettlement, and a local non-profit, and also heard the personal story of a resettled refugee from Syria. We will be putting together more events, and I hope you are able to attend if you are in the DMV area.
One of the guys I met and work with on the Refugee Care Team is the executive director of an international affairs forum here in D.C. The forum’s mission is to organize off-the-record, inclusive, non-partisan and engaging discussions on global affairs at venues around the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Another friend, also on the Care Team, and I met with him earlier this month to discuss ideas and topics specifically on international issues within the African continent and in the Caribbean. I am excited, but also nervous.
I just found out about AirBnB co-hosting when my friend who was travelling out of country for a month asked me to help her manage her AirBnB while she was gone. It is a legit paying gig, and given my current lifestyle…heck yes, it is a gig I can get with. Six guests come through in a month (April), and only one was a pain in the ass. I am quite open to doing more co-hosting.
I want a dog, but I don’t have the space, time or funds for it. Dear Trust Fund, activate already. :)
I did a 5-day staycation in May, and it felt so good to get out of my own space. However, on day 5, I was ready to sleep in my own bed. The feeling of home is a good one for me most times
I hope your May has been great.
How was your Memorial Day Weekend? I’ll love to hear from you