This morning I woke up thinking I was 26 only to realize that I turned 28 a few months ago.
That’s just a testament that I have been working…a lot. Thank you all for being patient with me as I “rebrand” and further explore my purpose. I realize that I haven’t written in “A long periodically time” haha.
Anyhoo…In no particular order, I wanted to share with you all 28 things I’ve learned in my 28 years as a 1st generation, blackity, black, black, Senegalese and Gambian American born woman.
- Alhamdulillah (all praise is due to GOD alone) over everything.
- Every day is a blessing. Be grateful.
- Heart break can be healed over time.
- Your work does not define you.
- All kinds of black is unapologetically BEAUTIFUL.
- Surround yourself with people who love GOD.
- Patience is key.
- Du’a (prayer) is powerful.
- Protect your time, mind, body, soul and sleep.
- Stop freaking out so much. It’s not the end of the world until it’s the end of the world. You got this.
- Be grateful to know your culture and where you come from.
- You really are what you eat.
- Laughter and play as an adult is important.
- Pray to be in spaces where Angels are.
- Reading stimulates your creativity.
- Be present.
- Manners matter.
- You’re never to old to learn.
- Check yourself. You are not always the victim.
- Be mindful of your words.
- Not everyone is going to like you, and that’s ok.
- Check on your strong friend.
- Protect your family and your friends.
- Forgive people who have hurt you.
- Seek forgiveness when you have done wrong.
- Tomorrow is not promised.
- Black skin is valuable.
- It’s more than ok not to assimilate. Protect your culture.
All praise to GOD for another year. I am grateful for everything. What are some lessons you have learned in your time on earth? Comment below, I’d love to hear from you.