My birthday post

In two days, I will be 35!

I was born in Buffalo, New York on Sunday, September 18, 1983.

I have learned so much about myself in the last year! Since turning 34, I have learned to focus on myself. Not only focus on myself but to also put myself first. For the first time in my adult life, I began doing things just for me.

I self-published my first book! I never had the courage or the time to publish and I did it. After that, I began thinking about my future in writing and where I wanted that to go. I am currently working on my next book that I plan to seek representation for. I am excited about my future in writing because I am doing it for me and not for any other reasons. If no one reads my book, I will still see it as a success because I created something with my own words.

I read the book Life Word by Jon Gordon and discovered that my life word is virtuous. Through this process, I began centering myself on my belief system and discovering deeper meanings into my beliefs and my life’s journey.

I thought when I turned 35, my life would be settled and unmoving. I feel younger than ever and more ambitious. I see so many more years ahead of me and am no longer afraid to put myself out there.

I have reached the point in my life where I am in a comfortable place financially, mentally and physically so I don’t have many cares in the world. The image I wish to portray to the world is the Queen of hearts. I am the Queen because I run my life. I am the ruler of my goals and decisions. I lead with my heart and through my next year of life, I hope to reach out to more people and help them on their journey towards equanimity and beyond.

I want to inspire others to look at their lives, find what’s beautiful and right about it, then enhance it. We are all given what we can handle and it is up to us to look at the cards we are dealt and make power moves using them.

Our time should never be spent looking at the time that has passed or trying to determine how much time is left. We should be living in the present and living each day to the fullest. I never look back, wishing that I had done things differently. I love where my decisions have landed me and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

As I reflect on my 35 years on Earth, I thank God for the wisdom given to me. I am proud of the person I have become and look forward to the growth that has yet to begin.

Happy Birthday to me!

chocolate cupcake with white and red toppings
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