I’m about to! By Chellyz View

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!

6 thoughts on “I’m about to! By Chellyz View

  1. Absolutely eloquent
    It’s wonderful way to describe the state I live in
    I’m about to do this do that love here trust there say this say that! Without explaining to anyone why??? Unless of course they ask
    No you will appear just like me
    People are gonna wonder why you just don’t give a flying f***
    When you’ve experienced pain grief and loss in exhorbenet amounts I am about to….. becomes you lifelong tagline I describe myself just a tad different unapologetically Sagittarius
    Welcome Friend!💐

  2. Absolutely eloquently written!
    This describes exactly how I live my life
    I am about to live life even if you chose not to live yours
    I am about to be happy and not let your misery your insecurities or self doubt hold me back or consume me
    I am about to speak my truth even if it makes you uncomfortable
    I am about to be unapologetically
    me
    Now people will view you exactly as they do me!
    Welcome Friend💐
    Unapologetically Sagittarius!

  3. This is exactly the message I needed to hear in this season of my life. I started off 2020 claiming that my people pleasing days are over! I’m about to —-whatever the hell I feel like whenever I feel like doing it! Can the church say 🙏 Love you my sister ❤

    • We often spend so much of our time pleasing and taking care of everyone and everything around us that we forget to take care of ourselves. Thank you Sister for taking the time to read!!! Yes, this is the season for self-care without feeling selfish!!!! Love You More!!!❤

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