The Best Tens of My 48th Birthday!

10 Things I’ve Learned

It’s 2020 and boy has it started abruptly for us all. I’ve been reflecting a bit on this pastooo decade and have noted a few things as the 48th has approached.

  • Real faith in God is key:

With corona virus, murder hornets running rampant and all the injustice and racist leadership; we all can have a little more faith. I know I cannot speak for all, but we need God now more than ever.

  • Stop being so serious:

Life is short in the grand scheme of things and its best not to take everything too seriously. Have fun, let loose, and smile. Enjoy the life you’ve been given and make the most of it.

  • Make memories on purpose:

hhhOne thing I’ve thought about a lot are the memories I’ve made throughout my life. As I’ve thought about the past decade, I’ve thought about the people, the feelings, and the good times shared. Both of my grandparents are no longer with us, but boy do I remember the years of my grandfather’s sermons and grandmother’s cooking after service. This is what I want to cherish and continue doing…making memories that last.

  • Being sweet changes everything:

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized even more how important it is for me to be patient. I have become a lot more patient in my marriage and since doing that EVERYTHING has changed. I want to set a good example of a healthy relationship, so that includes me making some changes within myself to make that happen.

  • Simple and satisfied:

The simplest things make me the happiest. Period. Elaborate things and lots of details can be fun (and I do love them), but at the end of the day, simple is best.

  • Keep Dreaming:

For most of my life, I’ve been a dreamer. I had tremendous dreams as a child that turned into new dreams as an adult, but somewhere along the way, I stopped dreaming big. Maybe I allowed fear to halt my dreams, but no more of that! Dreams never have expiration dates if you are alive to live them.

  • Appreciate people that have always been there:

I know I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by an awesome family, but sometimes we can get lazy with the ones we love, but we shouldn’t. The people in your corner should know how you feel about them.

  • Know your worth and then add tax:

You are rare jewel! You are more than worthy! Don’t ever forget that. Be your own biggest hype man.

  • Maintain the positive:

It can be easy to negatively pick yourself apart, but don’t focus on those things. Always be looking for the light at the ends of tunnels and seek out the bright spots in your life even if it’s hard. Optimism is contagious.

  • Step out on faith:

If you aren’t moving forward, you’re moving backward. The only way we can grow is to stretch you faith in yourself. We can always be a better version of ourselves. Don’t be stagnant, grow in your relationship with the Lord, with your spouse, family and friends, and in your career, hobbies, and interests. Stretch yourself to be the best version of yourself. And remember, sometimes stretching means being still and waiting. Being still is also trusting that God is with you.

  • Ten Things I Love

1. Online shopping.2222
2. Makeup products.
3. Having adult conversations with my adult kids. #BLM
4. Weekends with my husband.
5. Road trips.
6. Writing and publishing.
7. Surprising people with random gifts.
8. Christian gossiping with my sister Bernay.
9. Club Quarantine with D-Nice
10. Giving great advice when asked.

  • Ten Things I’m Throwing Away

1. Old makeup.
2. That dress I know it was a mistake that I never wear it again.mmm
3. Old buttons that come with clothing that I add to my jewelry box…like is this the 20’s or something?
4. Old ways of thinking.
5. Old arguments that will never change.
6. The Wendy Williams Show.
7. Worrying so much.
8. Old godaddy accounts that don’t forge income.
9. Trying to publish people that can’t form clear sentences.
10. Doubting the gifts God has given me.

  • Ten Things I Now Will Never Not Do

lll1. Watch anime!
2. Collect all things unicorn!
3. Take selfies…I love creating looks!
4. Pamper myself!
5. Do my hair!
6. Have private fashion shows!
7. Give more than I receive!
8. Read (My fav now is – Small Doses by Amanda Seales).
9. Speak my mind!
10. Have regular orgasms!

  • 8 quotes and posts that I loved
  1. Taylor Swift responding to Trumps Racist Tweet 
  2. Stephen Jackson Sr.’s instagram post with George Floyd’s daughter “Daddy iiiChanged the World!” — GiGi
  3. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”   — Winston S. Churchill
  4. My TikTok – Click here for posts
  5. “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”        — Abe Lincoln
  6. “Being president doesn’t change who you are – it reveals who you are.” — Obama
  7. “Racism is not getting worse, it’s getting filmed” — Will Smith
  8. Correction with humor  on TikTok with Demond Hammock 

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