Hello friends, Thank you all so much for the kind and lovely wishes yesterday. And the prayers! I think that because I blog about God, people feel compelled to write me prayers lol. But I’m so, so grateful! It all meant a lot. :D
Silly confession- I had been waiting to turn a new age, just so I could write one of those posts that go like- “22 Things I’ve learnt at 22,” or “21 Things every 22 year old needs to stop doing,” or “How to ace life at 22” You know what I mean?
Alas, the day is here and I have zero inspiration to write a post like that, mainly because I just laugh when I read them. I mean, it’s great if you’ve learnt all those things at 22, and it’s great that you take time to be introspective on your birthday, but really, do you feel any different today than you did one week ago?
I guess that's not the point of the writers though. It's mostly an acknowledgement of growth and what better way to chronicle that journey than a potentially viral blog post?
Personally, I do not feel any different today. I'm just humbled by the outpouring of love from yesterday. If I do feel any different, then it’s also mostly because a few things have changed between last Wednesday and today. I now have a working class schedule, despite very late registration. I finally feel like I have my feet on the ground, and indeed, I have started running.
But if there’s one "deep" thought that I thought yesterday, it’s the importance of opening our hearts to love. Forgiving and letting go. Searching for, and finding the beauty in every single experience and situation. There’s so much joy around us, so much peace, so much growth. But we must open our hearts and let the beautiful things of life inspire us.
I really cannot tell you why I thought about this, I suppose it’s because of the numerous birthday messages that made me smile. I suppose it’s because of the love I felt from everywhere around the world.
I often forget that the internet truly has made the world a global village, and that when I sit in my dorm room and share a post, it can be viewed virtually anywhere in the world. That’s just as exciting as it is scary. I have all these people forming opinions about me and about the work that I do. I have all these people following my thought process and watching me walk confidently in the direction of my dreams. It’s a little terrifying, but so, so exciting.
Nonetheless, I think yesterday taught me that being my most authentic self, and walking in my lane, I certainly will get the attention I deserve. But whether or not it comes, keep it moving. Keep moving ahead. Don’t stop for any reason. Just keep moving.
Finally, I want money. I just wanna be so filthy rich that I never have to think about money ever again. There’s so much good to do in the world. The bible says in Ecclesiastes 10:19 that money answers all things, and in Proverbs 4:7 that wisdom is the principal thing.
Imagine the lethal combination of being a wise christian with a fat bank account. If you truly are wise, are a christian, and have a fat bank account, then you are an unstoppable force for all the good in this world.
That’s who I want to be.
That’s it friends. I’m back to school, and hopefully wiser, so expect all the good things that you associate with my blog!
God bless ya!