A Quarter-Century: My 25th Year
September 13th, 1992 – A Queen was born.
Now, I know how narcissistic this sounds, right? But, I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for a birthday more than I am for this one. Turning 25 is a huge turning point for me, I'm so excited! & Yes Tajha, ever since I turned 25 I’ve been feeling myself! Haha. *That's an Insider :P*
On a serious note though, I feel like this quarter-century is a new era of womanhood, a new era of adulthood, accomplishments, achievements and the perfect merge of who I aim to be/who I’m becoming & who I am. Life is a constant ever-changing journey of self-discovery – but for me, turning 25 is the mark of who Charlotte really is as a woman, and for me, that is so huge.
As my birthday was approaching, I wanted to step away from the blog. I wanted to reflect on the things that I’ve done with it so far and come back with a revamp. Since launching my website in January, I feel so proud of everything that I’ve accomplished with it this far. I’ve been so nervous about pursuing certain things, but I allowed myself to transfer that energy into braveness. & I know many women can relate to this, so I wanted to tell you; whenever something that you’re confident in scares you, JUST DO IT! You will surprise yourself in so many ways. I promise.
I am so grateful to have come into my own through Discover Her Essence where I can pour every bit of my love and passion into. I’ve released my poetry, written a few blog pieces (I pinky promise to be more consistent), I’ve organized and produced my annual Toy Drive Event & Performance Showcase, "Eat & Speak" with the help of SO MANY OF MY LOVED ONES. And I’m just so shocked at how I had an idea one day and now I’m seeing it grow into fruition.
I know that I’ll never give up on DHE & with me feeling like this, I want people to never give up on their own dreams. When you have an idea, believe in yourself and follow through with it. Even when it seems so impossible, if you tap into the deepest part of yourself that allowed you to even dream of it in the first place, you will deliver. As long as you remain honest & true, you don’t have to do your thing like everyone else in order to be a force reckoned with. Live life like you, do things like you, and your very existence will be remembered long after you're gone. When you truly believe in something from you, but deeper than you, that is when you leave an impact & I believe that every woman has that deep down inside us. Sometimes we don’t even have to dig for it, honestly.
To be able to be 25 years of age, I just feel blessed to be who I am. Although there are many flaws within me that I beat myself up about far too often, I am confident that with this new age I will have the strength, focus and drive to be the best woman that I can be. I wanted to write this post to really thank everyone who has subscribed for rocking with me and I hope you all continue to hike on this journey with me!