Turning 20 feels amazing. I’m watching myself become more responsible, wise, and mature, and it shows me how everything that’s happened in my life was for a reason. I may not have understood it then, but I understand it now: which is a blessing! I thank God for His grace and favor. I thank Him for His direction. A year back, I was depressed and not doing what I wanted to be doing with my life, but I had a vision of what I wanted to change. I prayed, and I vowed to step fully into living my life, and do better for myself in 2017. My theme song was "All The Way Up". I wanted to go UP! And that, I can say I did.
I’ve grown tremendously this year. I’ve learned the art of responsibility, maturity, and independence. I’ve worked on being patient, humble, and obedient to God + my intuition. I’ve been more mindful, and focused on being right here, right now. I’ve listened to and trusted the wisdom within me. I still need to work on trusting myself, not letting myself overthink, and not letting myself get stressed out.
My goal for next year is to be more bold and fearless: to not let self-doubt and worry stop me from making great decisions! I also hope to grow and improve The World of Shayla. I am so thankful that I chose to create this blog. It has been my creative outlet, where I can express myself and speak about things that make me happy! If you’re reading this, thank you, and keep riding with me throughout my journey!