Turning 29…

Today marks my 29th birthday! I share a birthday with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Founders’ Day. Shout out to all the people who have birthdays right before, after, or during major holidays. The last two birthdays I’ve had I’ve taken touristy solo trips, but this year I enjoyed a serene spa treatment instead of a long day in an airport security line.

Chillin’ at the Spa on My Birthday!

Anyway, y’all it hit me that 2020 is not only the beginning of a new decade, but it is the last year of my twenties! I’m a grown-up. It seems like yesterday I was an 18-year-old college freshman with no worries and now I’m an official adult that pays bills, yet still watches Disney, needs a snack, and a nap to function.

I do not feel sad about getting older and wiser and I can’t complain. Turning 29 is an interesting age because it’s not a milestone birthday like turning 16 or 21, but 29 is a year from 30! 30 isn’t “old”, but you’re not that “young” either. I find myself at an in-between age. I don’t want to go to parties with the “college kids” and I do not want to hang with the AARP cardholders at the Charlie Wilson concert. Do you get my drift? Society tells us what we should be doing or accomplishing certain things by a certain time frame. The majority of people in your age bracket are starting families and getting married.

Then in this digital age, it is easy to compare our lives to what others choose to display on social media and we think that we “should” have accomplished certain milestones by a certain age, and if not you’re somehow behind or a failure in life. Yet, I’m here to remind you all that God made you a unique individual. Everyone’s life path is different and it doesn’t make you better than or less than if you achieved or experienced certain things more or less quickly on this journey of life. I’m reminded that I have a lot more of life to live and every day and moment is a gift. So cheers to being 29 and fine and another year older and wiser! The best is yet to come!

2 replies on “Turning 29…”

I absolutely love this! I turned 29 last year and it was such an amazing feeling for me just knowing i had beat all the odds that were set out to stop me. My faith has lead me to believe that anything that I set my mind out to do I can and will accomplish that. Different life events, tragedies and traumatic obstacles have come my way but my faith and my God has carried me through each and everyone of them and one thing that I have taken away from my journey is whatever is FOR ME will be FOR ME! I thank God that I’m blessed to know such a loving and caring soul and I hope chapter 29 brings you the best life has to offer!

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