It’s Wednesday and that means I got some words of wisdom fo yo asssss. Well this week’s words of wisdom weds is a little different.. why you ask?.. well because this week is my birfday. Yup! God blessed me with life 25 years ago and I’m overwhelmed with emotion just thinking about it.
My life obviously has not been perfect, but I would say its been a great one, without hesitation. Not to mention I am the youngest of 7. In other words, Momma G could have easily decided to stop right before me and Im glad she didn’t. So I’m grateful to be able to have had one in the first place.
If I can focus on this past year though, all I can say is… man, that shit cray. (How’s that for some words of wisdom? Kanye and Jay really did some brain washing with that one huh?) Any ways, it’s true. I think everyone has a way to describe their life, whether its a game, a race, a marry-go round etc. I would describe my last year as a roller coaster.
Its been a good’o roller coaster. I’ve had extreme highs and extreme lows. I’ve had some loops and unexpected turns. I’ve had some scary drops,fast thrills and alllllllllllll that shiet. But if you’ve ever been on a roller coaster, when its over, no matter how good or how bad the ride was, you’re just glad to be alive.
This past year was the first where I was completely out of my element. I’m talkin about COMPLETELY. I wasn’t exposed to anything I was used to. Everything around me changed before my eyes and too quick for my comfort. 24 will definitely go down as my craziest year thus far.
Subsequently it will also go down as the year that I acquired the most wisdom as well. This past year and its experiences have taught me to survive. I feel like even though I grew up street smart i was still sheltered by my loving family and friends growing up. I have proven to myself that I can get through a lot, and on my own. I’ve felt physically stronger but in a spiritual or mental way while enduring some things.
I can see that I carved out a little life for myself in this world. And sometimes when Im just walking down Hollywood Blvd by myself, or I’m hopping on a plane to Europe, or I’m chillin at a coffee shop with a really good friend, or I’m hanging up pictures in my own apartment, or Im dancing to the best Dj in the hottest club, or arriving for Thanksgiving dinner with my family… I take those moments for what they’re worth and I feel utterly blessed to be and feel alive.
Just want to take this moment to thank everyone that has been a part of my life this past year. You have all contributed to my life one way or another and I couldn’t be more grateful. To help me grow and appreciate things is the best birthday present I could ever receive. I wish others were as lucky as I am.
Everything that happened with me this past year was meant to happen for one reason or the other. I pushed through it all like the strong woman I was taught to be. And I’m doing things like I’ve never done before in order to achieve things I’ve never had before. I feel stronger, wiser, happier and healthier than ever. This is what makes life so beautiful in its own way. And I’m glad I can help others, given the things I now know. But needless to say, I’m o-so glad 24 is about to be over, because I’m more than excited for 25. I’ve payed my dues and I’m ready for the return.
The roller coaster was cool and all but I’m a libra and the extremes of a roller coaster doesn’t have the longevity of happiness for me. I need something more balanced like some kind of magic carpet ride for this next year. That Aladdin reference is the best way I can describe it, and it’s what I’m gonna get.
Whatever way you choose to describe your life, I hope it makes you happy in the long run. And I hope you realize your blessings and those simple moments and take them for what they’re worth. It’s whats helped me be as happy as I am and what has allowed me to have the wonderful experiences I’ve had.
Peace out 24!!!!
Its only appropriate.