This time last year I was unemployed. Today I am gainfully employed.
This time last year I was being lied to by someone else’s man. I didn’t know it at the time, but the guy who told me that, not only was he single, he had been waiting for the opportunity to date me and he would make sure that nothing blew this “once in a lifetime opportunity” – yea, he was/is in a long-term relationship with another woman. Today my phone is extremely dry. I have told all my exes that we have nothing further to talk about and NO we can’t be friends. I’ve also gotten so much better at sniffing out bullshit quick, fast and in a hurry with new potential suitors! Hallelujah!
This time last year, I hadn’t travelled out of the country in over a year (despite my promise to myself to visit at least one new country a year). Today, I’ve been to 6 different countries in the past 7 months.
Today, I am so thankful to not be where I was last year. I am thankful for growth. I am thankful for genuine people, friendships and soul connections. I am thankful for my amazingly loving and supportive family and framily (friends who are like family). I am thankful for new friendships that are continuing to grow and strengthen daily. I am thankful for new opportunities. I am thankful for the courage to start over, over and over again. I am thankful for all of the uncomfortable experiences and seasons that have shaped who I am today. I am thankful that those seasons are over. *praise dance* And I am most thankful that I am now more certain than ever that I can handle anything that this life throws at me. And so can you. *BOOM*
Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll!