High-five to all my Leos, it's the best Zodiac sign. Of course, I would say that, after all, I am the lioness who stares adversity in the eye and will always find a way to blink last, if at all.
What a beautiful blessing to celebrate another year of life. I didn't think turning 33 was going to be fun, but it is because I am now living my life with my own boundaries, rules and independence. What a difference a year makes, I definitely am not the same woman I was this time last year. I fell in love with my own progress and have committed to working on myself, mentally, spiritually, and financially. I've learned to love and appreciate life, to find beauty in everything I do and everything that happens in life.
While I am not where I want to be just yet, I definitely am where I need to be, to get to where I want to be - does that make sense? It should!
I survived my first heartbreak, and from this, I am forever grateful that it happened. I have so much to share, and a life ahead of me to learn from others, to teach others, to be inspired by others, and also to inspire others. I live by my words and encouragement to others, to pursue your passions with purpose, and with love, integrity and fierceness. My passions for writing and marketing has its purpose, and the purpose is to help others in whichever way needed. I have been told that I have a natural knack of connecting with others and a charming, charismatic, and compassionate aura that people are drawn too. This past year has been a year of creativity, and I'm looking forward to the next phase in seeing a return in my efforts; both tangible and intangible returns.
It is important to always take the time to reflect on your life, and I am making it a point to do so yearly, using my birthday as a checkpoint. One goal I had was to advance in my career but to find something that I love doing so it doesn't feel like work; I got out of my comfort zone and found a role that challenges me and allows me to make an impact - it's something I love, I am now managing a function of Marketing that I am an expert in, your little Marketing Exec over here (HEY NOW!!). Plus, I am still helping others through my own marketing agency, SmartHER Marketing and staying on top of my "A- Game" in writing. This is my happy haven. Folks, find yours!
It's also important to take note of your setbacks because these become your setups for success. Be proud of you before you are proud of someone else. Be better and you'll always attract better. I am on a whole another level with my ambitions and drive, and I can't wait to meet the person who matches my drive and who will challenge me in every which way possible mentally, spiritually and physically (hah!). I'm glad I know what I want now, and what I will not settle for. We should all strive to be at this level and always greater.
My three beautiful extensions of me AKA my kids are doing just fine and are loved, taken care of and happy. That is a parent's main priority; the welfare of their kids. This priority made it a priority for me to get myself right to ensure I am able to take care of myself first, and then everything else falls into place. My kids give my life purpose, and they keep me grounded. Anyone who falls in love with me, is going to be the luckiest person ever because you will get 4 times the love.
Cheers to life, and remember, do what makes you happy, and with grace of course!