Next Chapter Please: 30th Birthday

God has been good. God has been great. When He says, I won’t forsake you, guys, He means it. I have felt His love, grace, and mercy over my life every day and I know it will never end. My 20s had great highs and great lows, I cried, I laughed and accomplished so many things and through it all I have felt Him.

I have officially joined the “elite” 30 club and I am truly grateful and ready for this new chapter. Who else was as excited as me to turn 30!? I see it as a new era, a new door, an opportunity to re-evaluate my life and shift certain things in it if its needed. Sure, I can do that at 20 or 29 but something about turning 30, that has me inspired and motivated.  I have so many ideas and plans brewing in my heart, but it’s time to execute them, take them from my heart to world in action. I am a true believer that dreaming doesn’t stop at any age and that is never too late to dream a new dream or execute what’s always been in your heart. It’s not like I was waiting for 30 to come around to act on a few things in my life, it just seems to be unfolding this way. My story is not like yours, yours is not like mine or anyone else’s’. Your dreams can be accomplished at 20, 25, 30, 40 or even 70 years of age! God has no age limit to give you what you heart desires. Dreams take time, sweat, tears and in some cases even blood but victory is so sweet. You got this!

My thing now is to dream with more action, dream and execute, dream and do! I cannot wait to see the hand of God move in a mighty way over my life. I cannot wait to see dreams unfold in front of my eyes. I cannot wait to inspire someone else to do just the same through my life, my testimony. Remember even when you don’t think so, someone is watching you, being inspired by you. Be the change this world needs.

My 20s shaped me. I had my share of heartbreaks, disappointments and frustrations but they also brought SO much good to my life.

In my 20s:
– I bought a car; my Camry is so loyal y’all!
–  I saw my sisters graduate from college and move on to their second degree, their victories are mine 😊
– I began my career in Communications at my current job, before I graduated. That was so GOD!
– I Graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Communications
– I met the love of my life.
– I embarked in this blogger journey, it’s not where I need it to be, but I did it!
– We bought a home, we will celebrate our 1-year anniversary next month
– We got ENGAGED!
– I went to Haiti for my first missions trip!
– I lived the pescatarian life for 6 months, always wanted to try it

In my 20s I tried and did things that felt so unattainable at times. I listened to my heart and the voice of God, sure at times I did the opposite because I am human, I can be stubborn, I make mistakes, but I learned lessons. The very same lessons I am taking in my 30s to remind me where I’ve been and where I need to go. One thing I’ve learned from my 20s is to say “no” and mean it. To say “yes” to the things that truly matter. I have meaningful friendships, I have a circle that wants the best for me. I chose to be selective in the people I bring in my life and that has made a SIGNIFICANT impact in my life.

I hope this blog post serves you as a reminder to stand still a moment and reflect on your life. What is your purpose in life? Are you in it? Working towards it or going the complete opposite? Be selective on who you let in. Most importantly, be YOU!

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“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than
– Dr. Seuss

Outfit Details:
Top:
Forever 21 SOLD OUT (link to a few I like below)
Striped High-Low Peplum Top
Open-Shoulder Chiffon Blouse (on sale)
Plus Size Twist-Front Shirt (on sale)
Off-the-Shoulder Button-Front Top
Jeans:
ASOS
Shoes:
Sam Edelman
Purse/Bag
Cult Gaia
Earrings:
Vince Camuto, Gold SOLD OUT (link to the silver ones below)
Hoop and Bar Earrings
Makeup: My Sister 

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