And just like that, another month comes to a close. As much as I enjoyed all of my October adventures in Chattanooga, Wilkesboro, and Raleigh, I’m happy about slowing down again. And November includes my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving! Before I move forward with November, I want to review my favorites posts from October:
I was going to write about something else, but then I noticed that this is my 100th post! I started Brown is the New Pink back at the end of April, and it’s crazy to think that I’ve been blogging for almost 6 months already. It’s been a fun, insightful experience thus far, and I’m excited to continue my blogging journey.
Since it is my 100th post, I want to share a few reasons why I love blogging.
- Blogging is my creative outlet. After I stopped writing papers and developing projects for grad school I realized that I needed to find new ways to be creative. Cooking is definitely my art, but I also missed writing. What better way to combine my love of cooking and writing than through blogging?
- Brown is the New Pink serves as a journal for me. Like most people in their mid-20s, my life is changing all the time. I think it will be really neat to look back on this blog and see snapshots of my life.
- Blogging creates another opportunity to connect with people. I’ve corresponded with a few different readers about living in Chapel Hill, social work, wedding planning, and what it’s like to be married to a med student. It’s fun to connect with people who have common interests, especially because it’s unlikely that I would meet them otherwise.
- Blogging helps me leave work at work. As I’ve mentioned in a few of my Fun Friday posts, I use Brown is the New Pink to separate myself from work. Burnout is common in social work, but finding ways to leave the stress at work makes it less likely to happen to me. My hope is that some of those posts help other people, too.
- It encourages me to continue learning and sharing what I learn. Researching for social justice posts keeps me updated on issues as well as new, innovative solutions. I’m in a direct practice role at work, so it’s easy to get caught up in the details and forget about the big picture. Brown is the New Pink keeps my macro skills sharp.
Whether you’re a regular reader or you’re stopping by Brown is the New Pink for the first time, thank you for reading! I blog because I enjoy it, but the fact that other people enjoy Brown is the New Pink or learn something from it definitely makes it even better. 🙂
If you don’t know me in “real life” I bet you’re thinking, What the heck does “Brown is the New Pink” mean? Well, this is definitely NOT a fashion blog. I believe a sense of style is required for those blogs. 🙂
The name of the blog emerged from my recent wedding, which I will post about soon. My maiden name is Brown, and my new last name is Pinkerton. Some of my friends from college came up with the hashtag #brownisthenewpink for the wedding. I thought it was cute and funny, and it stuck with me after the wedding.
When I was brainstorming names for the blog, Brown is the New Pink seemed fitting for all of the new beginnings in my life right now. In the last 2 months I moved into a new place, got married, got my first job, and I graduate and start my new job in less than 1 month. With all of the changes, I feel like I am starting fresh with a new name and a new outlook on wellness. Hence, Brown is the New Pink.