On May 25th, I will turn 30 years old. My 20s are officially over and quite frankly I’m excited about the next decade of my life. I spent my teenage years under the leadership of my parents. During my 20s, I navigated our complex world for the first time as an individual. Although I’ve experienced a tremendous growth, I also had heartbreak, disappointment, and pain that have taught me powerful lessons about humanity and made me into a better woman. I’ve faced evil but I’ve also met the most compassionate people who inspire faith, optimism, and goodness in the world.
The 20s were a time where I discovered my talents and my real passions in life. I traveled foreign countries on my own, experienced, love, lost, financial independence, and living without roommates. I also had a near death experience that rocked my world and gave me a profound appreciation for life. During the last decade I’ve established my values, boundaries, and filtered out people who hampered my progress. My 20s set the foundation for how I will conquer the rest of my life and showed me what I’m made of. I’ve taken the time to have an introspective view of my life and truthfully I’m proud of the woman I’ve become. Like fine wine, I will only get better with age.
Turning 30 excites me because I’m ready to walk into my God-given destiny and have a meaningful impact in the world around me. I want my life to empower others to stand up for justice and manifest goodness in the world. I’m finally comfortable in my womanhood and ready to take on the next level in my spiritual life, career, relationships, and wealth building. While society at large may fall apart, I have faith that through it all that I will stand strong and be light in the dark places.
I know for a fact that my life isn’t just about accomplishing my personal goals, but to help others be their very best. God gave me a heart that truly wants to see people freed from their bondage. I’ve witnessed so many friends and family unable to overcome their obstacles which deterred them from the right path. As a result they will pay the consequences for years to come. No one is perfect but having the guts to face your demons head on and conquer them takes grace. The other day I a humbling realization that although I’ve made good choices in my life, God has given me so much grace to take the right path.
We live in dark times where people have become more evil, deprived, inconsiderate, and superficial. Due to all the distractions in our society, most will stay in a place of darkness engaging in mindless behavior to fill the empty void in their life. Water rises to its own level and stagnation leads to death. I’ve accepted that as I continue to experience tremendous growth in my life, many people will get left. Those who I have distanced myself from, I send them away with love and hope but I can’t allow anyone’s dysfunction to hold me back.
While other women panic at the prospect of getting older, I embrace age in hopes of gaining more wisdom, maturity, and enriching experiences. 30s is just the beginning. Heaven and Hell starts in our minds and how we think about the world. I’m not of the mindset that my stock goes down with age. These are exciting times and I’m ready to walk confidently into my 30s. To other woman making this transition, I send love, hope, blessings, and CONFIDENCE your way. What we do now will decide the rest of our lives, so make wise choices but don’t forget to have a little fun. As for me, goodbye 20s; our adventures are over have to close this chapter in my life and start a new one.