I told myself 2021 would be the year that I dust my pen off. Well, here we go.

Whew, where do I even start? What do I even want to talk about? Hmm, lets talk about my new year: literally and figuratively.

My word for 2021 is THRIVE: Showing up as my FULL self as much and as best as I can in every area of my life. Part of this word that’ll carry me through the entire year is dusting my pen off and getting back into my writing duffle bag.

So, lets talk about thriving, shall we?

“Are you really ready to walk in the things you’ve prayed for? God is ready to bless you. Can you keep up”?

I’ve been posing this question to myself a lot lately and my answer is officially “Yes.”

In the last two years, I feel like I’ve been going through a metamorphosis. In 2019 while I was hitting some major milestones like graduating college, I was also battling with internal conflict like an identity shift. What was supposed to feel like my highest moments, I felt my lowest. Everything around me was literally shifting: friendships, relationships, career, finances, etc. I was met with deep and painstaking anxiety that felt like a death. Here I am in somebodies comment section asking about a “spiritual awakening,” lol:

It was also the year that I was met with grief. I didn’t realize it then, but upon reflection, my nephews death shook me to my core. He died in my sisters womb at 7-months. Man, imagine how she felt.

After a spiritually and emotionally excruciating year, I used 2020 to center my mind and focus on this new woman God was forcing (and preparing) me to become. That was definitely the year of the cocoon: preparing my mind, body and spirit for the things I not only desired, but the things God wanted to bless me with.

We’re now in 2021 and and the caterpillar is ready to soar into a beautiful butterfly that she was meant to be.

I’m not exactly sure what God has been preparing me for, but I’m optimistic. I anticipate that it’s better than anything I could’ve imagined myself. Who knows: a thriving love life with my fine-ass man? A new home? A lucrative business? Working as an official host on a notable media platform? All of the above, maybe? Whatever goodness it is, I deserve it.

I’m ready to receive all of God’s abundance in this season. I deserve great things and I’m ready to receive great things. I’ve earned it.

A new year calls for a new beginning. Thriving all 2021 and beyond. Join me!

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