I don’t know about you, but 2020 has me feeling, “Cray, Cray.” Not sure if people still use that phrase, but who cares! Hell, that’s how I feel! I have dealt with fear, frustration, confusion, gratefulness, thankfulness, sadness, and unpreparedness. Well, I think you get the picture. Many emotions have invaded my body and mind to the point where I felt I needed to walk around with a do not trespass sign on my forehead. With everything that is going on I am learning how to navigate through these overwhelming amount of feelings.
If I am uncertain about anything, one thing is for sure; I have decided to adopt a phrase my children state often. Usually, when I ask them to complete a task or chore, their response in the abbreviated edition is, “I’m bout to.” Well, that is what I have decided to do. “I am about to” embrace this life like never before.
Though COVID-19 is still out there lurking in every corner of our lives, and ready to snatch the next victim, I can’t live in fear. I stay prayed up, masked up, and try to be as cautious as I can. This year, I have witnessed individuals who were too young personally and from afar leave this Earth before reaching half a century. Before I know it, if the Holy Spirit allows, I will be approaching that AARP stage. With that being said, I’m about to live each day with a purpose, plan, and peacefulness, as I have never experienced before.
On that note….
I am about to uninvite myself to arguments that take up my energy.
I am about to use my voice to advocate for myself. No, that doesn’t mean I am the angry black woman.
I am about to scream or curse as deemed appropriate to help me release tension.
I am about to finish projects that have been placed on my heart to complete before the end of the year.
I am about to become more disciplined to complete a certification I have been lazy about.
I am about to create my happiness when those around me disappoint me.
I am about to push depression to the side when it tries to consume my soul and accept help when needed to have a healthier mindset.
I am about to let others know their emergency doesn’t become my emergency, but I will offer the necessary resources when available to help them become self-sufficient.
I am about to love myself more.
I am about to make it clear others will not stress me out.
I am about to say no when I want to without guilt.
I am about to shed the unnecessary weight be it related to pounds or people that holds me down.
I am about to take risks when doubt tries to step on my toes and keeps me from pursuing my dreams.
I am about to accept accountability for my misjudgments and mistakes and continue to grow, heal, and move on.
I am about to stay encouraged when the enemy wants me to remain defeated.
I am about to get my finances in order.
I am about to focus on what is ahead of me instead of what has passed.
I am about to live my life to the fullest based on my terms.
I am about to walk with confidence when low self-esteem tries to persuade me that I am not good enough.
I am about to cry when I need to, laugh when I want to, and relax when I must.
I am about to stop talking about what I need to do and just put forth the effort to make things happen.
I am about to trust in the Holy Spirit more.
I am about to increase my faith and spiritual life.
I will add to this list if need be. Not one moment is promised to us. So, I am about to do what I need to do for my sanity. What about you?
-Let your heart be full of new ventures that will lead you to the possibilities of limitless conversations!