I’ll be 31 in three days.
Sunshine and melanin.
Last year, I was getting ready to turn 30. I had a lot of expectations for myself that I was supposed to reach before I turned 30.
I was supposed to be a lawyer.
I was supposed to be married.
I was supposed to have children.
I was supposed to have a Master’s degree.
But do I HAVE to take this pic, though?
Since I’d done none of these things by 30, I felt as though I really didn’t have too much to show. Like, what am I even doing with my life?
I’m not a lawyer.
I’m not married.
Can’t even decide what to study to get a Master’s degree.
I made new, wonderful friends.
I’m getting published.
I’ve tapped into my creativity in ways I’d never done before.
Grass + bare feet= happiness
I’m happy. I’m the happiest I’ve been in a while.
I’ve learned that success is measured by different factors.
I’ve learned that all accomplishments should be celebrated.
I’ve learned it’s important to never stop believing wonderful things can happen for you.
I’ve learned how to really embrace me and all of my facets.
Here is my fierce. Let me show you it.
30 has been so good to me. I can’t wait for what 31 brings.
Happy birthday to me. 🙂
Photo credits go to my wonderful business partner, friend, and lil sis Stephenie Valentino. See more of our work on our Instagram!