Today I wanted to share my annual thankful post. Not only am I sharing my thankful post I'm also going to be sharing my thought about my upcoming 35th birthday next month. This is probably going to be a long post.
I know this has been a trying year for a lot of people. The pandemic happened and the world seemed to be shaken to it's core. For anyone going through any kind of hardship please know that it does get better. You may remember last year I was going through several different obstacles and my mental health was a total blur. Despite how bad I felt mentally, I continued to talk to God and prayed. I continued to take my medication for depression and anxiety. I also held on to the believe that things get better. I made a promise to myself last December that no matter what happened this year I won't be in the same place mentally, emotionally, or physically next year. I'm proud of myself that I kept that promise.
I'm always thankful no matter what I'm going through in life good or bad. I believe that even though we may not always understand some of the things that happen in life it must be for a purpose. I have so much I'm thankful for this year. I moved to a new city (I'm still in South Carolina). Honestly I think the change of scenery was for the better. I feel more at peace. All the events that are going on in the world, I'm thankful for having basic life necessities. I celebrated my 7th Blogiversary in July. I still can't believe I've been blogging for 7 years. I'm still not quite where I want to be with my social media, but it's one of my goals I work on consistently. Over the past 7 years I feel that I've grown so much with creating my original content. I'm also grateful for the companies that have worked with me over the years.
As a smaller influencer that's growing my brand and audience, it means a lot to me that companies see my hard work ethic and potential. I'm still working on my career as a Freelance MUA. My work schedule has been a little crazy due to the pandemic, but I'm still focused on my career goals as a freelance mua nonetheless.
2020 isn't over yet, but so far my year hasn't been all that bad. This was truly my year for growth, healing, and focus. I'm trying to keep myself safe and healthy during this covid pandemic.
I remember back in 2015, I was freaking out before I turned 30. I look back and think how much I've grown since then. I'll be 35 this Christmas and I embrace turning older. I still want to get married one day and have children. I don't rush having a husband or kids, when the time is right, the time will be right. I'm so glad that more women are normalizing having kids in their 30's and even in their 40's. You have to live your life and do what's best for you. I'm wiser and I don't look at some things the way I did 5 years ago. Sure I've setbacks along the way, but all the things I've gone through good and bad have made me who I am today.