Updated: Oct 26, 2020
Greetings and Good Sunday Morning!
Saturday, October 26, 2019 was my birthday! Whoohoo! Yesterday, I turned 39 everybody! Ok, so, I didn't really have any plans, but I did complete a client's makeup and spent time with my husband and son. I'm not even complaining because, it turned out to be an excellent day! I rocked my NCA&TSU gear because, it was GHOE!💙💛💙💛I was so happy! As I reflected over my 39 years of life, I realize that I'm getting ready to enter a new phase of my life. I'm about to join the "40 Club". This is an exciting time for me, and there's an added level of pressure. Now the stakes have increased. I wrote on my social media page, now I really have to be intentional and mindful about my time because, of my legacy. I have to get things done quickly and with a sense of urgency! There's so much that I want to do, so much that I want to accomplish before I close my eyes and rest for eternity.
"The only person I owe my loyalty to are those who NEVER made me question theirs."
In addition to my legacy, going forward, I need to maintain relationships with people to whom loyalty is important. It is in my nature to be loyal. I always have been, and I expect it in return. I become guarded when I'm loyal to someone, and they betray me. I'll forgive, but I'll move differently in regards to you moving forward. I am so appreciative of the people that I've not spoken to in years, that still thinks enough of me to tell me, "Happy Birthday!" It was a testament to me of what I mean to them. I know that when it's their turn to celebrate, I'll be there full force to return the gesture! When you get older, I think you begin to seek to create an environment that makes it easy for you to thrive. You want the kind of energy around you that's positive, and anything less than that you don't have or make time for. I've learned many lessons over the years, as many others have, but the most important is to be protective of my loyalty. Everyone isn't deserving of that level of devotion from me, and now that I'm older, that's even more evident and I see it more clearly. When you're younger, you're more trusting, and it's easy to be loyal to folks that don't deserve it. I'm sad to say, I've definitely put my trust in friends and family for that matter, to whom I'd practically do anything for and was incredibly loyal, and they let me down, broke my heart, hurt my feelings, and left me hanging. People that value your presence in their space will never make an excuse to not be there for you. Those that you've genuinely connected with will always have your back whether you see them everyday or not. It will never feel like work to be in each other's lives.
So my message today is protect your loyalty. Continue to be as loyal as you possibly can to the people you care about, but be selective to the people that you feel deserve your loyalty. It's important. It doesn't feel good to have realize your loyalty was not valued to someone you cared for. Someone needs you to be there for them, and is willing to be there for you. Once you find those people who are as equally as loyal to you, keep them around and never let them go.
Peace and have a blessed and wonderful Sunday!
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