32, you’ll be missed…

BdayPaulo Coelho said it best, “life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once”.

32 was a big year for me. I finally accomplished my lifelong dream of obtaining a baccalaureate degree, I was one of the commencement speakers at my graduation, and started my dream career in higher education. Alongside all the amazing things that were accomplished at 32 and brought joy to my life, there also came moments of loss, sadness, regret, and heartbreak. Life has a strange, twisted, fuc*ed up way of reminding us that nothing in this life is forever. We must keep rolling with the punches.

My hopes for 33 are that my family and loved ones are continued to stay blessed. I will work on becoming a better version of me. A better woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.  I look forward to continuing to change people’s life through my everyday work. I look forward to starting grad school. I look forward to finally passing the CBEST Math component. Ha ha! I hope to one day repair any hurt I’ve caused those folks I left behind at 32. The folks I once loved…still love. Not a day goes by where you’re not in my thoughts.

32, you’ll be missed but I’m ready to experience what 33 has in store for me. I’m ready for a fresh start.