Today’s my 43rd Birthday! 🙈😃 And although I’m celebrating alone today (sadly, the COVID-19 crisis is separating me from loved ones) I am very optimistic about the future. 👌🏽 Recently, many privileges have been temporarily taken away from us for our health and safety. No more movies at the theater. No more fancy nights out at restaurants. No more vacations at high-end resorts. We can’t even attend a wedding or funeral right now. 😔 Some people are understandably freaking out over this new dystopian reality. But I’m not. Not this time. For now, I am at peace.
When the Great Recession hit in 2007, I lost my job. I had to give up my fancy condo and cars, and move to a simpler lifestyle. I had to bid farewell to Whole Foods and Equinox Gym, and say hello to Ramen Noodles and basement workouts. In other words, life teaches us the same lessons over and over again until we get the point. I learned a long time ago what it means to go *WITHOUT* and how to enjoy my life from *WITHIN*. Another lesson I had to learn was humility. The Greek root word for “humility” is humus. When translated to English it means “from the earth”, “to be dirt-like”. Put bluntly, it means we must remain grounded *before* times get difficult. So as I begin reading this next chapter of my life, I will continue to work hard at being humble. I won’t allow any blessings, privileges, press coverage or other opportunities go to my head. Because as we’ve all experienced in recent weeks, whatever we’ve gained can be taken away without notice.
I guess one of the blessings of getting older is gaining control over your emotions and thought processes. You learn how to happen to LIFE instead of letting life happen to YOU. Well, I’m ready to happen. So Chapter 43, what ya got for me, baby? Let’s do this. 👊🏽😘 #fitandforty #builttolast #newbeginnings #Imstillhere - 11 days ago