Dear Kia Imani,
Birthdays are so emotional you for whatever reason. They give you anxiety and heart palpitations lol but grateful you are to see another year of life, light, laughter and love.
As you reflect on this past year I’d like to applaud you for every accomplishment achieved, every lesson learned and every obstacle triumphed. If we’re being honest, this year was far from the most exciting year of your life. It wasn’t a bad year. It wasn’t an amazing year. It was...cool. Yeah. It was a cool year.
I will say that 23 was an amazing year of self-reflection and self-awareness for you. You learned a shit ton about yourself and you grasped the concept that there are people in this world who need things that only you can provide. You’ve got a lot to offer! With that said, I encourage you to continue to pour into the lives of others as best you can. At the same time, I challenge you to allow people to pour into your life as well. Don’t let your well go dry. Remember, a well that is dry can’t serve it’s true purpose.
As you enter your New Year, I pray that you’re a little nicer to yourself this year. A little forgiving of your shortcomings. A little more understanding that, there is no rule book to this adulting shit and everyone is literally just winging it - mistakes and all.
As I wrap this up, I want to share a few things that can serve as friendly reminders this year and beyond:
Relationships change because people change because...life. You will outgrow relationships and relationships will outgrow you. That doesn’t mean anyone is at fault. It means you’re experiencing life.
The dreams and visions you have aren’t by “coincidence”. God gave them to you for a reason. Like assignments at work, God knows who he can trust with certain projects.
Continue to share your stories. The good. The bad. The ugly. Someone out there needs to know they’re not alone.
Take the lesson before you have to be shown the lesson. That can get messy. That can get painful. That can be avoided lol
When you’re confused as to why you’re in a certain space, be reminded that you may be on assignment to answer someone else’s prayer.
This is my letter to you.
With love and BIG hugs,