Happy Birthday to Me!

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Yesterday, I celebrated 38 years of life.

If you asked me ten years ago, if at 38 I would be divorced, doing the single parenting thing and rediscovering myself in a different career I would have laughed myself into a drunken stupor. But the reality is, here I am. I’ve been divorced 4 years, I am a single parent and I have just walked away from the beauty business to relauch myself as an artist after a 2 year hiatus.

Most would say, mid-life crisis. I say, pursing my dreams…taking a chance on me and hustling every moment to make things happen. This birthday wasn’t full of girls night outs, fancy drinks and tons of celebrating as in the past. Friday night was spent at dinner with family and my actual birthday was spent hustling for a wedding, evening church and a quiet dinner with my sweet kiddo watching a Gator win. It wasn’t good or bad compared to the past, it was different and I enjoyed it.

As the weekend ended, I reflected back to the beginning of the year, where I get a Word that carries me through the year, its always an area of my life where the Lord is wanting to see me grow. Sometimes I embrace it, embarrassingly enough, its usually something I fight. This year was different though, I needed this word and I have hung on to the word Expectant like a death grip, but I haven’t really acted on it. Until recently…there has been such a shift in my mindset as I embraced it these last few weeks. I may have waited until the 11th hour to act on it, but I plan to execute like a boss the next 90 days we have left in 2018. As I crawled into my bed on my birthday, I realized I was truly happy and expectant for the next year of life I have been blessed with.

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