30 to 31: Oh What a Year It Has Been

I started my first year into my 30s nervous with a lot of stresses on what was in store for me for the next 365 days. My 20s were no where close to what I dreamed they would be when I was younger. I was told that your 30s are a great decade. You take the lessons from your 20s and apply them to your life. You finally step into adulthood. For me that meant taking a leap of faith and quitting my job.

The next 9 months would prove to be some of the most trying months of my life. I had no idea what was in store for me. I didn’t know if I’d figure out what my next move would be. I had no income, moved back home with my parents, and had a plan to become a teacher. I spent a solid 6 months walking around in a haze and praying daily for God to give a clue as to what to do next. I didn’t see friends and I didn’t really reach out to family. I just stayed to myself for the most part. I got a part time retail job, pursued the teaching thing, and tried my best to hold my head up. I found myself talking to God more than I ever had before. In my quiet time with God I found that I  was blocking my own progress. I was looking at my surroundings for an answer instead of looking to God. I was trying to fix my problems all own my own. I hit a breaking point one night and called my friend in tears. He talked me down and reminded me that everything was going to be okay.

On January 1, 2017 I sat in my closet and I prayed. I thanked God for the good and the bad times and cried all the tears that I could cry. Then I told Him all that I wanted to accomplished within the next few years. I gave myself realistic goals that could help me reach my dreams. I also asked Him for the strength and guidance to along the way so that I would make the right decisions and learn from my mistakes.

In less that 90 days I have seen such a change in myself. I have started writing a new book (that I am really excited about), I may have accidentally created a small business and am working on a consulting business as well. I am slowing building clientele for both all while being a substitute teacher. When I turned 31 last month I had never felt so blessed. My life isn’t perfect and I am far from reaching my goals but I can honestly say that I am on my way.

 

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