Last Sunday was my birthday! So I decided to get a little personal with you guys….. thank you for all the birthday wishes, and I’m sending love and positivity to all my Jolie’s!
You being born is one of the most important things that happened to this Earth. No one is you, and that is your power. As I’ve aged, I realized birthdays aren’t about the gifts (even though they are appreciated), the turn-up, or anything society told us it should be. It’s your personal “New Year.” Here on Alexandra Joli, I talk about self-reflection, self-love, self-empowerment, etc. I believe that on our birthdays we should look back on who we were a year ago and catapult into the next phase. Think of it as your second “New Year” of the year.
For the people that feel that they have no purpose. I was just like you for a very long time. I was going through life how other people wanted me to live it and never truly lived for Alexandra. But you were placed here by God for a specific reason, and your purpose is to LIVE until you find out what exactly you are here to do. Don’t rush the process and appreciate where you are at, at this very moment.
In past blog posts, you know my “Eat.Pray.Love” year was the year I decided to live for ME! Not for my mother, family opinions, friends, or strangers. Then and only then God was able to let me know what I was here to do. But in my experience, it only happened when I began LIVING. Genuinely enjoying life for what it is and not what I wanted it to be. It’s okay to dream and work towards your goals, but don’t lose sight of what’s right in front of you.
I guess I’m writing this post for the people that feel like they are going nowhere, not doing enough at whatever age, and feel like they aren’t good at anything. I’m here to tell you, everything happens in DIVINE TIME and your time is not to be compared to anyone else’s. If your birthday has passed happy belated birthday Jolie and if it’s coming up… do what makes you truly happy. Take the time to love on yourself and reflect. Move into your “New Year” in a good place.
Now onto the personal….
Last time this year, I was celebrating my 25th birthday in Cape Charles living a peaceful experience. Surrounded by love and good energy. That year I wanted to bring my birthday in near the water (my happy place) and away from a lot of noise. Little did I know there would be NO SIGNAL! Now at first I was irritated but being unplugged from the outside world, and social media was the best thing that could have happened to me.
This year I pampered myself with a facial, got my eyebrows done, nails did and decided I wanted to go to Dorney Park (an amusement park) with my family and have some carefree fun. It’s been a while since I’ve been to an amusement park, so I went to live my best life! There’s still a fun little Alexandra that needs to be set free from time to time, so I did me.
The greatest gift I received on my birthday this year and every year is that my mother and I share the same birthday with only a minute time difference (crazy right?). It’s special you know. Knowing God gifted her to me and he gifted me with her. I got to see her smile and look as beautiful as she does. That’s a blessing. She’s getting a little older, so these moments I will cherish for a lifetime.
Jolie’s I will leave you with this. God has been so good to me, and I am grateful to make it to my 26th travel around the sun. I hope that reading this some of you understand you are here for a reason. Your birthday is your “New Year,” and it is the day you celebrate your life because you’re here and the world would be different if you weren’t.
With love always,