I'm back and it's my birthdaaaaayyyyyy! It's strange to say, but I can't believe that I'm 25 lol. Twenty-fineeeee. I feel so much older and wiser, and more pressed for time. So much to do! We're back to that point in the year where it's all about change and new beginnings. What's there not to love about September?! Kids are going back to school (thank God). Temps drop (except if you live in Georgia). It's the beginning of fall, which is the epitome of transition. No other option but to embrace it, right?! Some time before this day or week is over, I'll create a list of 25 things I want to accomplish while 25. Maybe I'll post it so I have accountability partners!
Last year, I made a few verbal commitments to myself that my 24th year would be all about: health and wealth, growth and prosperity, relationships with family and friends, and of course love. I'm happy to say I've actively participated in ALL of these. This past year, everything I've done has been for my benefit. I'm finding my way, tackling my financial burdens. I've continued to mature and develop in all ways possible. Where family was one of the last few things on my list, they've become more and more important to me..so much so that I'm ready to be with them in NY again. And love; can't forget love. I tried it. Loved and lost, but learned. I'm not scorned or bitter, nor am I hateful. Things happen and I'm discovering you can't blame yourself for situations that you didn't play a part in creating. As long as you've done everything you can to say that you've tried, what more could be asked of you?
This day is bittersweet for me because I have two projects that I wanted to launch in celebration of the monumental 25, but they'll have to wait. That just means they'll be better for you all when the time comes. There are still some things that I have left to accomplish in these last few months in 2019 before my take-over (I promised myself that 2020 would be MY year and that everything I deserve is coming full force). I appreciate everyone that has remained with me through my madness. I'm extremely grateful for all that I've learned and experienced in the last 365 days, and look forward to what's to come for the next 365.
Enjoy my special day, xo!