Today marks the 5 year anniversary of being at my job. As I reflect back- this is the longest I’ve been at one single job (that says a lot about me 😩). Today marks an achievement. It marks a measurement of growth and accountability.
Five years ago I was so lost and confused. I was overwhelmed with all of the “what if’s”, but so unaware of the power is possess within. Never would I have imagined I’d accomplish all that I have within 5 years.
I uprooted my life to start “anew”- not knowing what lied ahead of me. I continued my studies for grad school. I understood the importance of credit and financial stability. I learned how to hold myself accountable for my actions. I made the biggest purchase in my life 🏡 (thus far). I proposed and married my best friend in the whole wide world. I learned what it means to be a wife, mother, and grandmother. I witnessed my brother’s life change in the blink of an eye due to a horrific car accident. I suffered from my mother unexpectedly passing away at the young age of 59. I made a lot of irresponsible financial decisions with consequences. I graduated from grad school. I managed to kick a bad addiction cold turkey. I “lost” loved ones as I found myself 💖 In fact, I am still learning myself as I evolve from one place to the next. I started an entire movement, in which will continue to grow. I started a spiritual awakening…
This all goes to say that a lot can change in a matter of just 5 years. Never underestimate the calling of YOUR life. All it takes is determination, discipline, and faith. Trust and believe- it will not be all easy-far from it! However, it will all be worth it. Especially when you get to the point that you can reflect on ALL of the growth along the way.
I am starting a new journey in the near future. But first, I must acknowledge and honor THIS journey. How I prayed and wish for EVERYTHING that I have now. How everything that I have now was beyond my wildest dreams five years ago at 30 years old. I stand here HUMBLY grateful for the experiences 💖
I am also grateful to know my journey does not stop here. Rather, I must move forward with my head held high! This time- I must honor myself- MY goals and aspirations. I am ready- despite being terrified! This is all a part of my journey.
In closing, I celebrated over dinner with my wife. We witnessed an ironic scene with three cars in the parking lot. The license plate on each car included 888,777, and 444. I took a picture, but will not post due to privacy concerns. I will leave this with you… I am divinely guided on my soul’s journey:
Sometimes the scariest decisions are the ones that put us in alignment with our true purpose 💖
I was speaking with a coworker today and it dawned on me I’ve lived in North Carolina for 5 years (next month). Five years kind of seems like a long time, but the time has passed so quickly. I remember the day I arrived at my apartment down here (from Maryland). I even cried due to fear of the unknown.
However, so much has changed since I took that leap of faith. I’ve changed over and over… and over again… I continue to change. Many ups within that time span. Also, many challenging opportunities expanding my perceptions/perspectives. I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world. This- was in deed a tremendous mark on my journey. I am moving forward knowing: