February has finally arrived. My (second) favorite month for a number of reasons. One of them being today - Groundhog's Day!! Thank you Phil for not seeing your shadow! I will be happy to bid winter adieu as soon as possible!
Further reasons for being a February fan include it being a month of love. Yeah, I know Valentine's Day is kinda cheesy (and entirely commercial), but it is nice to have some time devoted to passing out treats and loving on others. I've always liked the idea...even throughout my many years of singleness!
It's also a month to celebrate Black History. A time to reflect on the leaders of the past and the progress made, but also a chance to determine how to make a difference going forward. Our country has a long way to go in terms of equality. It is an unfortunate truth, but reviewing history can help propel current strategies and policies designed to bridge the gap. I challenge you to learn more about how you can do your part to break down barriers and cultivate change in your communities! If you have an interest in learning more about Black History, check out my friend @evancsharp on instagram!
February also holds one very significant date for my wonderful husband. He gets to put on his party hat and add another candle to his cake toward the end of the month. I look forward to celebrating him all month long!! You know how I love birthdays!! :)
Finally, it's a month of Oscar buzz!! Prepare yourself now for the onslaught of Oscar posts headed your way this month! This year, I took my Oscar watching a step further than just viewing the nominated Best Pictures. I also made an effort to watch all the movies that had nominated actors and actresses. And I'm happy to announce, I've completed the task. I look forward to sharing more about each film as the month progresses. The countdown to the Oscars is officially on - consider yourself warned!
How do you feel about our shortest month?
Have any fun plans for February?