Lemme tell y’all about how God, did not get the memo….
Ooooo dirty THIR-ty… theeee big 3-0. Society says I should be married by the time I meet you. Yet, here I am. I’m 30 years old and single, with no kids… what the heck happened? Did I sleep through finding my soulmate and marrying the 6 foot something chocolate delight with a salary to match?? Because the way my 12-year-old check list was setup ALL of that should have happened by now. In addition, society says, I should have a few kids by now… “THEY” say I should be full out “ADULTING” it… and honestly, even MY plan says a ninja should at least be planning the wedding of my dreams like yesterday. BUUUUUT, the way my life is setup ….NAH.
Instead, I’m officially 30, with not a one child to claim to my name during tax season, and not a man in sight for the wedding planned eons ago. All of those things made the thought of 30 pretty depressing. I kept thinking I’m too old to be celebrating.. no dinners.. no going out.. no plans.. I was just going to stay in and take a granny nap, but then the MAIN MAN JESUS stepped in!!!
For my 30th Birthday he sent me on a last-minute trip to New York, New York. Yep, “Bright lights, city life, I gotta make it…” in my 50 Cent voice. I was so down and out about 30 that I legit almost cancelled the trip the day before. Everything was telling me not to go… my mood was not with it, I didn’t feel like being social (introvert problems), and Delta Airlines kept sending me alerts about bad weather and rain! Who wants to be walking around those dirty NYC streets in the rain.. not I!!! But, somehow, someway I still ended up in the streets of NYC.
And, honestly, through them New York streets I LIVED MY BEST LIFE!!
From parties, to sightseeing, eating good, dancing as well as I can, and simply making memories with my friends. I forgot the negatives of what I didn’t have and where I wasn’t yet, and remembered the good parts to life. I remembered how much love I’m surrounded by and how much more life I have to live. I woke up realizing that everything I was “supposed” to have were things I don’t even want at the moment. Right now, in this moment, I want to take last minute trips making memories for a lifetime, I want to party without a care and meet random people who become some of my favorites, I want to spend my money on whatever I want and be as selfishly great as I can be!
See, God reminded me, life is about living! No matter what you’re going through it’s only temporary. Even after your darkest days where nothing makes sense, that next morning the sun will come out to clear it all up. It’s in those moments you should cherish what God has blessed you with. And always know that for every plan you make, God is always going to outdo you! He’s just that great! He’s the real MVP, GOAT, and all of that!
Moral of the story, LET GOD MAKE THE PLAN… and you, you just always aim to live your best life!!