Dear ART at 24,
Today, you turned one year older. You are officially 24! Goodness, it crazy how time flies by when you are having fun. This year was a lot of firsts for you. From getting your first real job to moving on your own, it’s like you are an adult! Crazy, right? Well, you still feel like the same person, just a little enhanced in a couple of ways. You’re getting to know yourself better and you’re spending more time on people and things that bring you joy. It’s kind of insane how much you’ve learned and how blessed you’ve been. Thank God for favor and wisdom.
You have even gotten the courage to deal with some of your demons and I can say I’m so proud of you. However… Gosh, I hate that word however. It always seems to have a negative connotation, but I’ll carry on. However, you and I both know that there is still a lot of things you need to accomplish. There are some areas that need some fine tuning and I am here to tell you to get it together and start working honey.
I know you have a lot going on, but I also know your capabilities and we have some goals to reach. So I don’t want you to feel overwhelmed, instead I want you to feel inspired. Inspired that you have so much to give the world and your journey is just starting. Be inspired knowing that every day when you wake up, you try. You try to make the world better for you, your family and people you don’t even know. Be inspired that you are a good person that still believes in good people. Be inspired that although you may sometimes fall short, you refuse to give up and continue to move forward. That means something. That means something to you. That means something to someone you may not even know is watching you.
So, don’t give up and don’t shortchange yourself. You continue to push and make strides because you were built for this. Don’t worry, you will have great memories along the way. You will meet great people in your journey. You will continue to grow and become that person you know that you are supposed to be. I just want you to know that when you look in that mirror, I got you. So, take a deep breath and do what you do best, be ART Undone.
ART at 23.
P.S. Continue to take bomb pictures and buy those cute dresses that give you all the life!