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On Turning a Year Older & Living a Purposeful Life


A black girl in the beach kneeling on the floor

So this post was supposed to be posted on 21st March, which was the day I turned a year older, but I decided to let it sit in my draft and schedule for today since it is the last day of the month and the end of the first quarter.

The first quarter of the year is over, and there’s a lot of introspection going on for quite a number of us. February was a difficult month, I was mentally and emotionally stressed, and this made me experience a lot of panic attacks. Honestly, I don’t want to ever experience the stressful and draining part of this quarter ever again but I thank God for healing me and filling my heart with joy because as stressful as it was, I also did great things for myself which I will be sharing in this post. 

Turning a year older scared me, I won't lie. I thought about some things I should have achieved and should be enjoying by now but on the second thought, I perceived I was being ungrateful and should be proud of where I am now, celebrate the moment and keep striving on my journey to where I want to be.

As I mentioned earlier, visions were birthed in this first quarter, and I couldn’t be prouder.

  •  I started a Non-Profit that is focused on health/wellbeing and feeding projects for the less privileged and vulnerable, This is something I have wanted to do for a very long time, and I’m so excited that it's coming to reality.
  • I have almost perfected the art of skin formulation, and I will be starting my brand soon.
  • I am writing a chapbook ( collection of poems) that I plan to publish soon.

These visions made me realize that I’m on the right path and should never put myself down again… like ever. I’m also here to tell you that you should never measure your success with your peers because everyone is on their journey and time, and you will surely get to your destination successfully. 

Have a great second quarter. 🥂


  1. Sometimes, it feels good to know certain people go through the same thing and there is really no point giving in or up...Cheers to a better 2nd quarter

    1. Ikr! It’s so comforting and also gives you more reason to strive. Cheers to a better 2nd quarter too.

      Thank you for stopping by ❤️


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