Turned 30 Bout A Week Ago - Lessons and Blessings

I'm 30! I keep saying it thinking I'll start to feel different but I honestly just feel like myself and a whole lot of gratitude. My birthday was a week ago today and it was better than I planned/imagined.

I had a girls night at Red Rooster in Harlem with a few friends, followed by a sleepover in a midtown hotel. It was fun and fabulous yet simple which is exactly what I wanted. Vibes, a sparkly dress, soul food, a good cocktail and a DJ playing 90s hip hop is a perfect night for me!

This was all 2 nights before my birthday and I was truly satisfied with this being the way I concluded my 20s. But then I was blessed with a work opportunity to go to Miami with The Great Girlfriends for Hispanicize

Hispanicize was an inspiring conference and I was thankful to be in the mix, as well as to be in sunny, beautiful Miami on my actual birthday! Once work was done, we hit south beach to celebrate!

Overall 30 feels great! I never understood why people feared getting older. I look back on who I used to be and you couldn't pay me to go back. Being smarter, having more clarity, confidence and an assurance about yourself is lit. I am just constantly thanking God for progression and where I am mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

I think what also helps is that I don't regret my 20s! I lived it up! Girls trips, crazy NYC nights, entered the TV industry, took advantage of opportunities and learned so many lessons. I had great times and triumphs and of course I also had heartbreak and trials. But I made it out, I grew, I've seen miracles and now I feel like I graduated into an elite decade.

I think the biggest lessons of my 20s was about faith and progression. You NEED faith and you canNOT be stagnant. Everyday wake up and do something to grow and keep growing. When you make poor decisions, it's okay. What did you learn from it? How can you not do it again? But being the same person year after year is a NO! And then, as you are growing and changing just keep walking! And walk by faith, meaning even when you can't see where you are going or how it's going to work out, just listen to God and keep pushing!

The coolest thing about my 20s is I ended it doing something I promised myself a couple years ago I would do, create a web series! I came up with an idea in 2015, slept on it for a while, finally started to put it to action in 2016, and now it's a series. No Chaser premiered on my birthday! Check it out and let me know what you think!

How do you feel about your next birthday? What is a lesson you have learned so far? Let me know in the comments!