IMG_4005Today’s my BIRTHDAY! I don’t think I’ve been so excited about a birthday since I turned 18, and then again at 21. Today I feel alive. I feel accomplished. I feel worthy. GOD has been so good to me!

When I look back at the last decade of life, I am proud. I’ve been able to pack so much into the last ten years, that I can literally pick, choose, and refuse what I want to do with my 30s. I don’t have to worry about catching up with traveling… did that. Been to Africa, all around the world, and back. I don’t have to scramble to finish my education. I’m almost done with my 2nd masters. No worries about my biological clock… baby already here. And relationship wise? Well, that could use some work… but I can honestly say, I have achieved what many women dream of (engagement and wedding), and walked away, happily. What a fricking decade!

IMG_4001So what’s next? I am dedicating the next 10 years of my life to self-love! I spent a lot of my years doing things to please others. I wanted to make my parents, my family, my boyfriend, my friends, everyone! I dated people who I knew my “parents would like”, whether I liked them or not. I went places I didn’t want to go, did things I didn’t want to do… and not for any sort of financial or personal growth, but simply going with the crowd. But this decade… it’s all about me! I want GOD to put his hand in everything that I do, and mold me into the woman he purposed me to be. If you are no longer in line with that purpose, then you’ll have to go!

This year, I’m going to love on myself so much people will have no choice but to get with it, or get gone! 10 years from now, I hope to be the women I’ve always envisioned. A business owner, financially savvy, wife, and mother of 2! Yep, just like that. With the level of awareness I have right now in my life, all things are possible.

So here’s to life, to love, to happiness, to unconditional opportunities, and to strength and faith through the hard times. God is good and I am so blessed to be in his good graces!

Dirty 30… Here I come!

 

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