Today Is My Birthday

It’s a new dawn, a new day and time to celebrate. I am on cloud nine for my birthday this year and why shouldn’t I be? I made it another year and have a clean bill of health. I am officially a 43-year-old woman, and I feel like a spunky, fearless, brave, dynamic, beastly 43-year-old woman.

Yep, I feel my age. This is precisely how I thought I would feel. I know, I know you probably thought that I would say I feel like a 20 something-year-old or barely 30 but nope. I remember how I felt when I was 20. I was broke, clueless on life, didn’t have a guide to prevent me from making ridiculous mistakes. I stumbled into my mid 20’s with debt, insecurities, and self-doubt that could be felt across the globe. I did, however, have my beautiful babies while in my 20’s and of course I married my boo thing! They motivated the hell out of me. Because of my little crew, I finished college and started to hold my head up a little higher.

I made a few mistakes in my 30’s, but I planted seeds that would harvest in my 40’s. So I guess you can say I’m on my way to higher ground. Stepping all up in my 40’s like a boss.

I have a message that I need all my young ladies to hear.

Don’t give up on you. Use your 20’s and 30’s to be selfish and to make mistakes. You will only learn by making mistakes and don’t be ashamed to tell folks that you need help. The help that people you look up to and trust can and will save your life. They will prevent you from wasting years, which will result in a significant setback.

Ladies you can use that energy and time saver to began planting all your seeds and planning out your 5-10 year plan. Then educate yourself and mentally prepare for what is to come.

So Stay Brave and Stay Strong

Stay Brave and Stay Strong

Stay Brave and Stay Strong

You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!

~Belladonna~

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