Before I begin this blog post, I want to say “Thank You, Travis !”. You are one of the kindest, sweetest and humblest black creatives I know. (Check out his photography work here : https://www.travishouze.com/ ). Thank you for putting your foot on my neck and not letting up on me. It’s people like you who keep me focused on my writing, even when I don’t give it the attention I should. Had it not been for your persistence, I wouldn’t have been able to get past my laziness and write this post. So with this I want to to truly say “Thank You”.
As the decade comes to a conclude, we’re all gearing up to create our “New Year Resolutions”. Some of us are making social media post on our future manifestations (yes, I’m one of those people). But I think this blog post should be about reflection. This entire decade has molded me into a new person. If my math is right and it is. This time ten years ago, I was 16 ( yes, this is sixteen year old me).
I had absolute no clue the hardships and life lessons I would endure. I was entering my senior year in high school with the aspirations of attending college out of the state. However, I ended up in a serious relationship with an amazing guy. Only to walk away from it all , in search of my own identity. Within these past ten years and I can honestly say I have attained my goal.
Over these past ten years I have learned:
This decade was tough. These past three years has kicked my ass. Through it all, I can say I have gained the following success:
So as this year comes to a close. If you feel like you haven’t achieved your goals . It’s okay ! Use the New Year or decade to shape up the best version of yourself. Have some New Years Resolutions in mind ? Feel free to share them with me in the comment box below. In the words of SZA “God Bless These 20 Somethings”.