Whew, chile. 2019 definitely wasn’t for the faint of heart, but if you’re reading this post, it means you made it through. Thank God. While 2019 was far from my favorite year on record, I still managed to make a few great memories by stepping outside my comfort zone and doing things that the constraints of time, money, or fear has inhibited me from doing in the past.
Here are a few things I managed to scratch off of that invisible bucket list:
1. Attended first homecoming as an alumni.
Back in college, homecoming was just another day on campus, yet as an alumna, it was the perfect weekend getaway to link up with friends whom I haven’t seen in ages. In addition to catching up with friends, faculty and staff, I got the chance to chat with current students and tour the campus grounds. It was cool to see how much things have changed since I graduated.
2. Went to my first Powerhouse Concert.
Powerhouse is an annual concert that takes place in Philly each October in which the biggest names in Hip Hop and R&B are known to perform. It also gives up and coming Philly artists a platform to reach a wider audience. Not only is it one of the most awaited shows of the year, for Philly youth, it’s a part of the coming of age, in a sense.
Last year’s lineup included, Megan the Stallion, DaBaby, Young Jeezy, Lil’ Baby, Saweetie, Migos and others. And of course it wouldn’t have been a Philly show without a surprise performance from Meek Mill and Philly legend Freeway. I can’t say I’ll attend each year to come, but I’m glad that this particular show happened to be my first.
3. Co-hosted Poshmark’s 8th Birthday in Philadelphia.
I have been a seller on the fashion retail app Poshmark since 2015. Early last year I reached a major milestone of becoming an ambassador. After connecting with several other seller/ ambassadors in my area through a pilot program launch, we then decided to plan a celebration for the 8th anniversary of the app.
To make this a memorable celebration for Philadelphia area sellers, we snapped pics, conversed over cocktails and participated in several rounds of speed networking, facilitated by yours truly. It took a lot of planning and a few mishaps, however the night turned out to be a success!
Check out my Poshmark closet! Want $10 off your first purchase? Use code: ablkgrlabouttwn at sign-up when you download the Poshmark app!
Here’s to more firsts in 2020! 🥂
– A Black Girl About Town