Little Happenings w. 7

My week of little happenings in photos. :)

^^ At my alma mater’s, GMU School of Dance, Spring Dance Concert. The program of performances included choreography by Robert Battle (the current artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), Alejandro Cerrudo (from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago), Korean choreographer Soon-ho Park, and the Director of the School of Dance, Susan Shields.  I love coming back every year to see the next generation of dancers perform their hearts out. They just keep getting better and better.

^^ Blooms by night and blending in with the greenery.

^^ Hanging around our apartment this past weekend and catching up on some much needed rest.

^^ How I prefer to eat my pb&j sandwiches… No crust please.

^^ Mind mapping around the subject of “climate change vs. capitalism”. Earlier this year, our friend, Kweli, formed a justice/conscious collective. Once a month, the collective meets to discuss social, political and environmental issues and ways we can address these issues on a micro/personal level. This was both my and Charles’s first time attending a meeting and we really enjoyed discussing the assigned readings and documentaries in a group setting with like minded people who also want to be better local/global citizens.

^^ Yesterday’s view of the sunset from our apartment window. As you can see, we don’t turn on the lights at our place until the very last bit of natural light disappears lol.

And that’s my week in a nutshell. Pretty chill and very restorative.

As for the weekend, I’ve got to edit my capstone paper because my professor ripped up my 1st draft in a kind of good way (trying to maintain a positive outlook here), I’m working as an event assistant for the Anacostia River Festival in D.C. on Sunday and somewhere in between, I’ll be prepping 2 blog posts for next week.

Oh yea… and next week, I’m turning THIRTY.

As far as celebrating goes, I legit had nothing planned except to go to sleep. But then Charles told me last week to take my birthday off from work because he has something planned. And ya’ll Charles doesn’t plan, I’m the planner in our relationship. This is a big deal for him.

I think I’m excited? I don’t know… I was trying not to make turning 30 a big deal but now that Charles has something planned, I feel like I’m overthinking everything now. Questions like “what should I wear?” “do I need b-day balloons?” “should I write a b-day blog post?” “what if I don’t like what he has planned?” have crossed my mind. But I realize that this all stems from my need for control so I’m doing my best to go with the flow and let Charles do this thing.

Ultimately, I’m just really touched and thankful to have a husband who cares enough to plan anything at all when I’ve been so nonchalant about crossing this milestone. Regardless of what happens, Charles already has an A+ in my book.

How’s life been happening on your side of the online world? What were some of your favorite little happenings from this past week?

xo, Setarra

P.S. More Little Happenings HERE.

  • This is the first time I’ve heard about the River Festival… it sounds like fun!

    Midwest Darling

    • Hi Sarah! Super late responding but yes, the Anacostia River Festival is a great event that takes place every year in D.C. in the spring. There’s food, local vendors and artists, water activities, and performances. We’ve lucked out with great weather so far for the past 2 years. Definitely worth a visit. :)

  • That sunset is gorgeous and happy almost birthday!!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • I’m excited to hear about what Charles has planned for you, that’s so sweet! And yay to being the planning one – I am too!

    • Ha! Yessss, planners unite! Annnnnd he surprised me with a trip to the new casino that just opened up in the area since I had never been to one before :) xo

  • I can’t wait to see what he has planned for you! This has gotta be good. My #dirtythrity is coming up this year too and I have nothing planned at all either

    • Ahhhh yes, can’t wait for you to the join the “30 club” this year! xo