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The Year of 28…

Everyone knows January 1st is the start of the New Year, But I’ve always believed your Birthday is the Part 2 of that celebration. A New Year just for you. Twenty-eighty was a good year. I learned so much about myself and what I am capable of. I published my very first book as well knocked down some personal goals. Not without struggle and setbacks of course, but I made it happen. As my birthday approached this year, I wasn’t too excited. I had so many other things to focus on such as the release of my book and that overshadowed EVERYTHING!

What initially was supposed to be a September 7th release changed to August 30th,at the very last minute,in a car, on my father’s birthday, on my way to a job interview out of state. Something clicked and I realized that I owned this piece of work. I didn’t have to wait for someone to give me the go ahead. It was mine and I could do what I want with it. Besides, the anxiety and anticipation of it all was killing me and I don’t really care for those two feelings. Anyway, so the book goes live and the amount of support I receive brings me to tears. Legit if I don’t stop crying Imma get a headache in two seconds tears. And I had never felt anything like it before. Nothing…..

Fast Forward to my Birthday…

I usually spend my birthday with friends, getting turnt, while forgetting some details of the previous night when the rising of the sun This year, my mother planned a trip for us to Punta Cana and it was exactly what I didn’t know I really needed! I flew out of the country by myself because she was flying in from New York  but I didn’t care because I was just ready to relax and reset before 29 came knocking and I had to let her in. I met some really amazing people with good auras on my way there and back. I won’t divulge about the trip itself because you can probably guess I had the time of my life. But what meant the most to me were the complete strangers that spent their time talking and getting to know me. Their act of kindness and welcoming spirit made me realize I need more people like that in my life. I want to connect with more people that can openly laugh with strangers and hold conversations as if they knew each other for years. It was refreshing. Don’t get me wrong, I speak and laugh with strangers all day at work but something was different. Maybe it felt more genuine because there was less small talk involved but either way it felt good.

It is very easy to get sucked into a negative space. Sometimes the people you care about the most take you there or maybe you’re like me and occasionally partake in a little self-destruction. Whatever the reason is, you have to find a way to minimize those feelings. I won’t say get rid of because realistically no one has a good day every day. I’ve recently been researching crystals and the benefits of all the different ones so when I noticed a ring with a huge amber stone (BTW research also told me its not really a stone but more so a fossilized resin) set in a sterling silver band, I knew I had to grab it. Amber helps to balance the emotions, clear the mind and release negative energy

Lessons & Blessings…

Twenty-Eight has taught me how to really appreciate the people I have in my corner, New & Old. How to speak my mind and not worry if the message was received in the manner it should have been as log as I expressed it. To unapologetically go after what I want and what I deserve. To understand that people’s shortcomings towards me are almost never personal. Most importantly I learned how to selfishly take care of my mental and physical state while not feeling bad about it. If I am no good to myself, I am no good to others. To say I’m excited about 29 would be and understatement!! I have more leaps of faith to take and so much more to learn