Happy Birthday, Elle! The Year of Possibilities

Well, it’s here… my 29th birthday! (Go, Elle, it’s your birthday!!!)  All of my previous birthdays, I have used as a time of celebration and been excited knowing that at least one day out of the year I can let things be all about me and people wouldn’t give me the side eye.   Today is no different :), but I’ve asked my friend’s to donate to a local DC non-profit instead of giving me gifts.  I’m exctited about my celebration tonight and have people coming from near and far to help me celebrate.

The gift that I am giving myself is possibilities.  I’ve decided that for the next year, I will go on at least one date each week.  Any reasonable request I get (thanks to my homie “TyAnthony” for that clarification) to go out with a nice male, I’m going to take him up on it.  Of course I’ll share some of the stories with you guys, but I have something even bigger planned to share my dating adventures (or misadventures-but I’m staying positive!). 

I’m also working hard to change careers and do this writing thing full time.  All of my extra energy is going to be spent honing my craft and looking for opportunities to make a career for myself.

I’m happy and blessed to see another year of life.  I may not be where I thought I would be, but I’m where God wants me to be, and that’s what matters most.  What are you happy about in your life?  What will you be giving yourself for your next birthday?  And how will you be celebrating your next year of life?

To all of my friends, I can’t wait to see you guys tonight and party hard as we celebrate the “End of a Decade”!!!! Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!


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