Monday, September 23, 2019 is officially the autumnal equinox. If I’m keeping it 100, I LOVE summer. It’s my favorite season, and the hotter, the better. I grew up in Harlem, and practically lived my whole life here. I remember as a little girl that the African American Day parade in mid September always signified: the ending of summer, the start of the school year, and ridiculously cold New York winters to come. Instead of letting seasonal depression kick in early, I decided to be positive, step my sweater and bootie game up, and embrace fall. Being intentional is important, so here’s a list of my goals for this fall:
Plan a drive to appreciate the fall foliage.
Finish my master bedroom makeover.
Learn how to make homemade soup. I’m looking to make a mean chicken tortilla soup.
Plan one or two day trips or stay-cations relatively close to recharge and explore a new area.
Step up my self-care pamper game with a massage, mani and pedi day.
Start taking yoga or another exercise class.
Visit 5 Restaurants in Harlem that I haven’t patronized before. Here’s my tentative list:
Read at least five books. I love to read, but just haven’t been disciplined lately. I’m setting the goal low, with maybe 2 books to increase my blogging and business skills, and 3 for pleasure. Give me some suggestions below!
Push myself out of my shell more by visiting coffee-shops, a restaurant, or show ALONE.
Go pumpkin and apple picking with my family.
Visit a couple of museums.