My peoples! It’s the last month of 2013 and I’m amazed at how fast this year went by. Time ain’t playing no bald-headed games. I plan on spending this month taking it slower than usual. Well, after this week that is.
Today, I’m headed to Washington DC until Thursday because I was invited to the White House Youth Summit!
The Youth Summit is tomorrow (December 4) and 150 young leaders from around the country will be at the White House to discuss the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and other pressing issues concerning us. Senior officials will be present and it’s going to last 4 hours.
They’re inviting people to watch the the Summit live starting at 2:00 pm ET on Whitehouse.gov/live and they’ll be taking questions through Twitter, using the #WHYouthSummit hashtag. So you can join the conversation wherever you are for that first hour!
WHOOT! I’m so excited and I’m honored to have been chosen to be a part of this. I’m representing The Red Pump Project (@RedPumpProj) and the work we do in HIV/AIDS advocacy, so of course I’ll be rocking fierce red pumps! But why was my outfit the first thing I thought about when I got my invite email a month ago? I was all “WHAT AM I GON’ WEAR TO BARACK AND MICHELLE’S HOUSE?!?” And no, I won’t be dressing like Olivia Pope. My gals have approved my ALPHET so I’ma strut in there looking like a bag of professional money. OWWWWWW! I’ll post my ensemble on Instagram (@Luvvie), so follow me there!
I will also be at the White House holiday tour on Thursday. They’re gonna see my face in the building TWICE. I promise to at least do one solid jig while I’m on premises. And if I see First Lady, I’ma tell her she’s everything!
So yes, I get back to Chicago on Thursday, right before Scandal. I may or may not have changed my flight just so I wouldn’t miss the live broadcast of the show. By may, I mean I bought a new return ticket. I have problems. BUT IT’S MY JOB! SHARRAP and don’t judge me!
AND THEN… on Saturday, I’m headed to Charlotte for Red Pump’s 5th annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair! It’s our signature event that happens there every year commemorating World AIDS Day and honoring a activist for her work in the fight against the epidemic. This year, we’re giving Tarsha Hamilton the Red Pump Award! If you’re i Charlotte, I really hope you can come to the Affair!
I will be in North Carolina for less than a day and I head back to Chicago in time to pack for my vacation!
For the first time in over three years, I’m going on vacation! I’m talking lay on the beach, wear minimal fabric in the sun and nap like a bear in winter. It’s next week from December 9-13. This will be my first trip in years that isn’t business-related and I am beyond excited! I’m more geeked than Urkel.
My hope is that I stay clean off the web during those days. I’ont wanna say I won’t be on Facebook or Twitter because I might be lying BUT I won’t be loitering like I typically do. LUXURIATION is priority. So next week, expect no blogposts except for my Scandal recap
And actually, for the month of December, I’ll be posting less than usual. The only things I commit to are Scandal recaps (there’s only 2 left for the year) and my year-end Dumbest Tweets list (have you checked out the 50 Dumbest Tweets of 2012? You should if not). There’s a good chance that I’ll be posting randomly because I can’t seem to be quiet but just lower your expectations.
In fact, from December 9, 2013 – January 7, 2014, I’m on “work only if I feel like it” mode. Consultations and trainings will be on hold during that time and emails will be replied to on a “I guess I can reply now” basis unless they’re super urgent. I only have one speaking engagement and that’s on January 6 in Vegas (WHOOT!) I’ma try to read books and do stuff that non-workaholics do during this next month. I might even sleep. LOOK AT GAWD. I must add that my friends don’t believe I can be still. I only half believe this myself so we shall see.
2014 will be an even more amazing year so I gotta rest up and take it easy after this week. I’ll recharge my batteries and all that. But yes. WHITE HOUSE! CHARLOTTE! VACATION! Then rest! Won’t you join me in a synchronized leyomi drop?
Anyone else slowing down this December? Do you think I actually can or am I kidding myself? ALSO, WHERE IS THE FAITH IN ME?!? Ok bye. Flight’s in a few hours!