#AMonthofFaves Best Moments of 2021

December 6, 2021

Hi. It is time.

a month of faves 2020

And just as a heads up, this post is very image heavy. Descriptions are below each picture. Also, these aren’t necessarily in date order because I grouped similar things together.

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Tappity tap tap tap

I started taking tap lessons again (outdoors, which moved indoors after vaccinations were a thing). I also signed up to be in the show next spring (2022).

Vaccinated, and it felt so good. It felt especially good because my friend and I wound up having the same appointment date and time so were able to get both of our doses together and do a parking lot meet up and photo shoot after each one. Not pictured: that sweet, sweet booster.

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laptop with stickers

I have always wanted stickers on my laptop but also hated the idea of putting stickers on my actual laptop. This year, I figured out that I could buy a (clear) case and put the stickers on that instead.

I got tenure at my job and bought two boss pair of earrings (that say “tenured”) to celebrate.

I moved and had a housewarming/birthday party (amazing spread courtesy of my friend E).

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it’s a major award!

I won a major award at work that had a cash prize 🤑.

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me at the library, photobomb courtesy of my daughter

The library finally fully reopened 😭.

I took an impromptu trip to Hawaii (Maui) courtesy of my friend E who is a flight attendant and then a promptu trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina courtesy of myself finally booking a Magical Mystery Tour trip. East coast beaches > California beaches, but Hawaiian beaches > all of ’em.

My daughter started her last year of college 🤩👩🏾‍🎓.

I got an annual pass to Disneyland and have gone at least once a month since.

I got my hair done professionally for the first time in years, and she fixed the quarantine haircut I gave myself. Ahem.

My friend came to town on Halloween, and we went to see Get Out performed with a live score.

Inspired by MasterChef, I made duck fat fried chicken, and then for thanksgiving I made a sweet potato time for the first time in years. Both were *chef’s kiss*.

And now it’s December, and I’m participating in A Month of Faves, one of my favorite blogging events.

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  1. Katy K.

    It’s so good to hear from you again! CONGRATS

    • Akilah

      Thank you! It’s good to be blogging again.

  2. Katy K.

    ..okay, weird computer stuff… CONGRATS on getting tenure and the major award! Also, I am super jealous of you getting to go to Hawaii!

  3. The Widow Badass

    Congratulations on the tenure!!!! And everything else! Also, I love the Schitt’s Creek stickers on your laptop. Hmmm, I have a shell on mine as well…you are giving me ideas, Akilah!


    • Akilah

      Thank you! I also realized not that long ago that I could still get a plain shell in a fun color for stickers. And a friend of mine said she was going to get a couple so she could organize her stickers better which never would have occurred to me hahaha.

  4. natashajk

    CONGRATULATIONS on tenure!!! That’s so exciting! And Hawaii looks amazing! I’d love to live close enough to Disney to go monthly — fun!

    • Akilah

      Thank you!

  5. Kimberlykayl

    You had so many amazing things happen this year!!! I love that you’re taking tap. So fun! And huge congrats on tenure!!

  6. rawsonjl

    What a wonderful year of memories! I am so jealous that you got to go to Hawaii; this east coast girl has always wanted to go there (but I really dread the 11 hour flight to get there). I took tap lessons in high school and LOVED it! I have often thought of finding an adult class and joining again.

    • Akilah

      It is much easier to visit Hawaii now that I am on the west coast, for sure. If you can take a class, I suggest you try it! I had flirted with it for a while and am so glad I did.


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