Happy New Year, my loves!
On the first of this month, I celebrated my 8th year as a blogger. Yeah, 8 whole years.
It is hard to describe what these past 8 years have been like, let alone feel like but I can assure you that I’ve come a long way from the 17-year-old that used to go by Kween K.
I’ve changed. And if you have been a reader of mine for a while, then you know this blog has changed too.
Sometimes we reject change. Sometimes we are resistant to it. But when it comes to this blog of mine, I embrace the changes. My words have helped me navigate and (sometimes grudgingly lol) embrace the changes of life and womanhood in general.
My words have healed both you and me these last few years.
My words have been a power source of motivation, inspiration, tenacity, and authenticity.
My words have helped me grow more comfortable with being myself.
My words have taken me places.
In year 7, I quietly accomplished a lot yet was the most visible and vulnerable I had ever been in years.
My annual self-love workshop was sold out.
I was a guest on 2 really great podcasts.
I published 1,000 blog posts.
I finally started selling merchandise.
I struggled and overcame and started healing for real in year 7.
I’ve always been a person who was aware that she had a voice, unafraid to share her opinion. But year 7 helped me step into my power.
I’ll be honest with you all: Sometimes, I feel like I am behind. Managing your own brand and constantly growing it year after year isn’t easy. Sometimes I feel like I should be “much further along” and that has been said to me before.
But…. when I tell those negative voices to be quiet, I understand that I am exactly where I am supposed to be. This journey is mine, and no one else’s.
The number 8 represents balance, wisdom, and expansion. This is what year 8 for me is all about. 8 years in, how can I expand what I already have, yet gain more?
More importantly, what can you all expect from me this year?
The first thing you all should know is: This is my LAST blog post for a while. At least until my book that I am currently writing, is published. Stay tuned for more updates about that via my email list and on my social media. My book is slated to release in March and it is a part manifesto, part journal prompt about the journey of self-love. I am looking forward to becoming an author this year, it has been a dream of mine for as long as I could remember.
The second thing you can expect from me this year is another annual #WriteYourselfALoveLetterChallenge self-love workshop, coming in March. Every year it gets bigger, better, and more impactful and I am excited to share what I’ve been working on.
The last thing you can expect from me this year? Expansion.
Thank you God for the blessings in advance.
Cheers to year 8! Let’s make it great!