Dear younger me,

Remember when you were in high school and you couldn’t see past your tears? You couldn’t see your life past graduation or past that boy you fantasizes you would marry this year. You made promises for 25…Weren’t they silly? You thought you would be an engaged college graduate working on a house. Guess what? You made plans, and God laughed. You’re not a graduate, and you’re not in love but its fine. Not all the decisions that you made were ok, but you moved up and forward in a positive direction. You’ve received blessings unexplainable, and you receive so much love. Life is only going to move forward whether you’re ready or not. Whether you think you’ve got everything figured out. You can’t see past things sometimes, but you DREAM and they’re becoming your reality.

An excerpt from “An Ode to the ‘Good Girl'” available in paperback or kindle (e-book)