My mom was no ordinary woman. In fact, I spent most of my childhood imitating her to someday be classified as the same. I would study her poses as she smiled for the camera and listened intently to her conversations. Not only was her smile contagious, but so was the poise in how she approached conversations. Her grace and selflessness was admired by many and when she departed from Earth (but never from my heart!), I knew that the only responsibility I had was to exemplify the same characteristics as my best friend, my mama.
Years ago, I dreamt about this particular birthday. I'm not sure why; however, I just knew it was one that I looked forward to. As I am now days away from it, I wanted to write myself a letter as a source of encouragement for the 365 days to follow. For those of you who have a milestone birthday approaching, it might be beneficial for you to adopt this practice as well. It might help you navigate through the trials you will inherently experience in your coming year.
Do you feel stuck? Maybe, without guidance? Well, I can assure you that you are not alone. As we become older and our hunger for more increases, we oftentimes think of our passions and how we can execute them to make a better life for ourselves.
In light of graduation season, I thought it'd be appropriate to write this post.
It is safe for me to assume that if you clicked on this article, you are on a quest to loving yourself… again.