Sonobana Japanese Restaurant

Happy Tuesday everyone! Can you believe that it is April, already? I was just celebrating New Year’s Eve with my friends and now my 24th birthday is approaching. Time flies by. I want to ensure that I am experiencing as much as I can. A while back, Cecilia, Maribel and I went to Sonobana off of White Bridge Road. I am a foodie! I love to try new foods!

I ordered the craw fish roll that had sriracha and a sweet chile sauce along with the temporary roll, that had avocado in it.

I slapped some makeup on my face so that I didn’t scare Matthew, my date. I don’t wear foundation often. but I’d like to get more into makeup, like I once was. Here’s my light beat. I used Wet N’ Wild products on my lip, and eyelids. Black Radiance is the foundation that I use. Finding the right shade of foundation for my melanin has been the most difficult task ever! Foundations are either too light or extremely dark. Extremely yellow and ashy or too red. I’ve been using three different Black Radiance foundations.

Don’t let my mature exterior fool you. I enjoy humor. I have fun!

When I saw this dress at Ross, I tried it on, fell in love, but decided to leave it behind. It weighed so heavily on my mind that I went back two days later in desperate search for it. I found the dress in a medium,. but not the one that I tried. My intention was to wear it for Easter but that is another tale for another day. After searching the racks, and talking to sales associates, I was about to accept my defeat. As I walked back through the isles where the dress should have been, I looked to my left, and found it hiding between a rack of smaller sized clothing. The lord knew my heart! I was elated to find this dress.
I wore it the on this occasion which was special. I have never introduced anyone of which I am romantically linked, to my friends.We are still talking, with the goal of building a solid friendship. In the past, I have discussed with you all my reservations in regards to online dating. Matthew is the first person that I have ever met online. He is such a sweetheart. My romantic history is nonexistent. I am a stranger to dating and relationship. When I say that I am a hermit, I mean it. As my confidence as grown, so has my desire to date. My friends have been encouraging me for years to “put myself out there”, wherever there is. I am not confident enough to be seen. Hopefully, this new chapter of my life will kelp me come out of my reserved, protective shell.

You’re probably wondering why I’ve added a photo of me in a restroom. Sriracha is no friend of mine. I was so sick that I had to stop at a local gas station. I was sick all night. Aside from my tummy problems, I had a great time. I enjoyed the freshness of the ingredients in the sushi at Sonobana. The food was nice. I would go back, just without sriracha being involved. Arigato in Rivergate is my go to spot for sushi. I will not neglect them. I am simply fearful of getting stuck in my comfort zone. I can’t grow if I don’t extend myself outside of it, which includes trying different restaurants!

Don’t be afraid to exit your comfort zone. The things that I said that I would never do, have been the most life changing experiences for me. Don’t let fear prevent you from being great! Now I’m not endorsing or encouraging you all do to anything CRAZY! Don’t try everything. Use your judgement. Just be aware that your judgement can also cause you to miss out of great opportunities.

If you are in the Nashville area, stop by Sonobana.

Until next time,
-Nora

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My name is Nora. I am a 29 year old Nashville native. By day, I am a #corporaterebel in the Talent Acquisition and Human Resources Industry, In my spare time, I am a plus-size blogger, Youtuber, and social media influencer. On my platform, I discuss beauty, fashion, faith, lifestyle, and everything that I encounter and experience as a young black woman who is building her empire. In my free time, you can catch me playing Sims, binging Netflix and Hulu, enjoying a bottle of sweet wine, enjoying #foodie life, getting my beauty rest, or out styling and profiling.

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