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Shut yo mouth, listen, and move! The Year of 26

Another year. 

The Big 27!

Yep that’s right, we have made it to another J-Day! (J-Day: {noun} The day that the world celebrates Piccola Hill, having her youngest child; Jasamine Hill; also referred to as……MY BIRTHDAY).  As the days drew near, I was really thinking about the theme of 26.  I mean so much had happened within the last year. 

I became overwhelmed by emotion, but upon initial thought there wasn’t anything that stood out to me.  Just this time last year; I was sitting with a computer full of articles, a finished website but scared to death to push publish. 

Almost a year later, I have a growing blog, started a podcast, a reading Facebook group (have you joined 50 shades of melanin?), guest blogging for several websites, and in the works on my first book.  So much had happened and I had no idea on where to begin. 

Well, that was until I was telling my co-worker that I was instead going to write about how I made my birthday a national holiday.  

(…buuuuut I’ma still do it, make sure to check your email).  After we talked about themes; she says to me “Jas this year it just seems as if things fell in place for you….”

YO! There it was!

I cut the rest of the conversation and ran half way around the building back to my desk to grab my pen and paper.  The theme of the year had been revealed to me!

This last year, I felt like Chance the Rapper, blessings were falling in my lap.  The right opportunities came at the perfect time.  People that could push me and my vision just seem to pop up.


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Give New Bae a Chance: How to let go and live fearless

I bet that it was a surprise that “The Fear Hurdler” is talking about livin’ fearless.  Of course, I like to talk about fear.  Some would even go as far as to say that I live fearlessly.  Though I would agree.  But how could I live this fearless life and still be scared? Actually deathly afraid at times.  Wouldn’t that be backwards…..

What if I told you that livin’ fearless had nothing to do with NOT experiencing fear?

Let me put it like this.  You know your ex-boo wasn’t any good.  They had Tiger Wood amounts of “Becky’s with the good hair.”  It never fails that they pop up with the “how you been big head” messages when you meet a new fine piece of chocolate; well ex boo…..that’s fear!

At this point in life, you can almost time their entrance.  You expect them to be there.  When we tend to fall for the old lies of “I’m a changed person, I promise I’ll do right this time” we fall for the old lies only to find ourselves bustin’ windows out of their car only months later. 

The dictionary tells us that the word “fearless” is to be without fear.

That’s stupid.  Fear is always going to be around.  But you really want to know what fearless really is? It’s expecting, almost anticipating FEAR, but not allowing it to hold you enslaved!

I know that when I find myself in my next relationship (bae where you at? Stop playing lol) I will look in my inbox, see the “I miss you” message and keep it moving.  If I continue to fall for the same ole lies, I will never receive the fullness in a relationship that was meant for me.  Chile, I already know what a relationship with ex-boo is going to bring me. 

But a relationship with new bae; no telling what it may bring me.  Will it guarantee happiness…….no. But I never know the new possibilities if I don’t stop replaying the past. 

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