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27...Year of the Slump

It wasn’t happening.  The words were not forming in my brain and onto  paper.  It was the weekend before J-Day (what I call my birthday...if you didn’t know by now) and I was at a loss for words.  It has become tradition for me to share my insights of what the last year taught me.  As I reflected on 27, nothing clicked for me.  

The next day at work I do what I always do when I am stuck.  Pay my co-worker Kelley a visit.  For some reason random conversations with her birth new ideas (it worked last year so why not?).  But this time, nothing happened.  There was  no moment where I had to run back to my desk to write down my thoughts.  The aha moment wasn’t there.  I returned back to my desk how I arrived…with empty thoughts.

At this point I started to become frustrated.  It never takes me this long to think of topics to write about.  Especially my birthday! I am with myself 24/7, this should be a breeze.  This is usually the post that I wait in anticipation to write, who doesn’t like to talk about themselves?

But I had one more stop on the struggle bus before I gave up…


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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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