The Solstice Of The 37th Year


Luke 1:37 (KJV)-For with God, nothing shall be impossible.

I share a birthday with John The Baptist. How fitting!

On this year, I am in a place where I no longer am in the mood to fight about who I am or what I do. I’m a writer, author, mentor and speaker. I am in a place where almost twenty years ago, I could only dream about –would only dream of.

At 17, I wanted to go to New York University and become an English Professor. I wrote all the time. I was determined to become a writer and write for Seventeen or Glamour.  I really wanted to write for Glamour or Essence–the magazines that shaped my teen years and early twenties. I wanted my turn to be Editor and Chief of somewhere! I knew that writing was what I wanted to always do, and loved the power and peace it held.

In this journey, now twenty summers later, I am aligned with what I am destined and positioned to do. I find myself in a place where peace is abundant, and determined to keep it that way.  I am excited about what lies ahead for me this year. I am looking forward to all 37 holds for me.

On this day, for all my birthday twins, I want to remind you of all this year holds for you. I have always been excited about my birthday because I was anticipating something new and amazing happening! From 7 to 37, that has not changed. I am learning to embrace every year, the stages I am in, and the things I am doing. The things I have been privy to build and contribute to.

I’m learning to value my space, my voice, my talents and all I house. I know I’m not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m glad I can be someone’s Maroon 5’s type of Whiskey. There are some that came in the 36th trip around the sun, whom had to leave me on this journey and may never return. I wish them well, send them blessings, and love. However, my time is valuable. I no longer have time to wait on who may come, I only have time to keep going.

The stupid and envious can just catch up.

Happy Birthday to me.

Happy Birthday to you.

Happy Birthday to us.

Now, let’s go takeover.

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