Singleness is such a beautiful gift and somehow I forgot to really appreciate and enjoy the journey along the way because I was always so focused on being in a relationship. I was caught up creating a wish list of the things I wanted in my future forever that I didn’t pay attention to the fact that I am not those things on my wish list. I was caught up in my ideal expectations that I couldn’t enjoy the process of getting to know someone and growing with them. I was caught up wanting to create a life with someone that I wasn’t enjoying my single life.
Hey, it’s better late than never...so after 39 years, I finally came to understand what people meant when they said, “Enjoy being single!” It actually took me going on the dating app (Yup, I went on it again!) to really understand and appreciate my single life. I’m one that likes to give something another chance especially if it left a bad taste in my mouth. Why? Because I love the idea of seeing things redeemed and restored! And this time around, I can honestly say that I found online dating to be fruitful and enjoyable most of the time. My approach was...STAY OPEN-MINDED! I met and chatted with people I usually wouldn’t be open to and I learned so much about myself and believe I’m coming out a better person from the experiences.
Ultimately, I decided I’m gonna go out with guns blazing and enjoy my last year as a thirty something single lady! So what does that look like for me?
And now begins the journey of SJinspired enjoying her single life...
I think it’s safe to say that I tried out almost every job under the sun. I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into when I chose to jump off the cliff and enter into the grueling world of entrepreneurship. I continue to learn so much about myself, and I can say with absolute confidence that it is a miracle that my head is still in the game. It continues to be a struggle for me to fight for my purpose and calling and do it well. Maybe I’m doing it all wrong, but what I do know is, I am giving it my best.
I think one of the hardest parts about this journey was discovering I’m not good at a lot of things. When I was in education, I knew it was something I could do with excellence. It wasn’t ever perfect, but I knew I could confidently deliver my expertise when I showed up into the classroom. But as I ventured into the unknown, it meant I would end up trying out a bunch of unfamiliar jobs and discover I’m not really good at a lot of them. After trying out the different roles, I will forever have the utmost appreciation for all the hard work each person uniquely contributes to the world!
Thank you to all the Uber & Lyft drivers out there! Your patience to drive around in LA traffic is commendable…I only lasted about 3 days. Thank you to all the social media gurus who kill it with creative content and active connection! I can vouch for you and say it is a legit full-time position. Thank you to all the janitorial/cleaning crews for picking up all of our junk and then some! You truly make this world a better and cleaner place. Thank you to all the web designers, graphic designers, and tech savvy people who develop things I can’t comprehend because you all are geniuses in my book! Thank you to all the event planners that meticulously produce and execute memorable experiences that we can forever hold onto. Because of your keen eye to see things before they happen, all the mishaps go unseen! Thank you to those in advertising, marketing, and PR for informing the public of all the good that is happening in the world. Your creative messaging is so needed and I especially appreciate you because small businesses like As We Dwell would forever remain unknown if it weren’t for your gift. Thank you to all the finance & data analytics people who can decipher numbers and things that get all jumbled up in my head. I especially appreciate your strategic planning because I struggle with this the most! Thank you to all the creatives & artists who vulnerably share your heart through creative expression and courageously explore different mediums in your creations.
Thank you to every person that shows up at their workplace and chooses to deliver their best each new day! You’re amazing…your work is amazing…and your talents are amazing!
From my heart to yours #20:
What are you thankful for today?
I'm using this space to simply share the meaningful things that burn my heart and the random things that run through my mind. Simply desiring more vulnerability and authenticity in my life.