This year has been an eye opener for sure. So many twists and turns, but the teachable moments I’ve experienced are priceless. More importantly, I have learned so much about myself that will carry me into 2020 and many years to come. I am much stronger than I give myself credit for. I am worthy of love and I love unconditionally. I have learned to honor my space and respect myself enough to walk away when respect is no longer being served. I look more at actions, than the sweet words spewed from an individual’s mouth. I also pay attention to what someone says when a situation or outcome is not favorable in their eyes. I argue with no one. That is the maturity and wisdom in me. Trust and verify. I let whatever and whomever come in or leave willingly. I go where I am celebrated, not tolerated. I don’t force anything or anyone to stay. I trust the process because I know everything is working out for my greater good. No hate, just peace. I recognize as beings; we sometimes need space to do the work on ourselves. If we are meant to come back together, well, it will come to pass. I no longer ignore red flags, warning signs or check engine lights. I act immediately and instinctively. That is my gift from God. That is how I continue to honor myself. I am not perfect. I wake up every day with the intention to do better and be my greatest self. I fall short sometimes and that is okay. I still get back up on my feet and dust myself off. That is the warrior in me. Many close to me know I have been fighting a cold this past week. It really got the best of me and put a damper in many of the plans I made for myself. Last night, I had a moment where I was low key scared and thought of who I could call. One particular friend came to mind. This friend drove across town to come see about me at one o’clock in the morning. I couldn’t sleep and she brought comfort, love, compassion and support. I laid awake in bed and could not fall asleep until three in the morning. At that point is when I started to feel better. As I write, I am reminded that it is okay to be vulnerable to the right person. I don’t have to carry the weight of the world on my shoulders. I can put the bags down and allow myself to be cared for. It is a testament to my friendship, sisterhood and the type of bonds I have with certain individuals. True friendships and connections have no certain formula. You can pick up where you left off as if time has not passed. This is a reminder that there is no particular protocol for the relationships you have in your life. Take your time, enjoy your life, be receptive and emit the kind of love that is boundless by time and distance. As 2020 approaches, I wish you nothing but the very best because you are worthy of whatever the Most High has in store for you. Don’t be afraid to reach out and grab it, but make sure you are doing the work!
By Brandee Nicole | Celebrity Blogger