The other side of thirty…


Greetings and Salutations,

I resisted the urge to do a year in review post, but not the need to apologize. I have been neglecting my blog. I have no excuses, I apologize to YOU. I have started and stopped countless blogs, they never survived long enough to publish. 

There is mutual respect for non-refundable time. Quite a lot has transpired since my last post. I officially became an aunt to a beautiful 7.4 pound beauty named LaMaya Janae. I didn’t know that my heart could over flow with love like it currently does. She is absolutely breathtaking. Funny sidebar, my mother said that she looked like me as a newborn. I now know the responsibility of that life as an aunt. To pray for her, become added protection for her, and to be there to teach her Word alongside her parents is a mighty job! I’m up for it!!

I also crossed into a new decade of life. The result: a more serious commitment to writing.  It seems like I am encouraged every time I personally battle with the quality of my work. My doctoral program challenges my intelligence and my academic ability to thrive. Even today during a conversation I was encouraged, and she has no idea how much that meant to me. 

I have really noticed the lack of desire to do certain things. They are seemingly harmless, however, that’s just not me anymore. I don’t feel compelled to explain it anymore, I just feel it when I’m not in the right environment. I am uncomfortable in certain situations that I used to enjoy. Maturity should come with warming labels like those represented in pharmacology. Growth, like love, takes prisoners without regard for preference. 

I love my God/Christ/HolySpirit, I love my family, and I am working on ME. Yes, I am still on the journey of self improvement. I’d love to tell you that the destination has a clear end point, but it doesn’t. I will continue working on me as long as God allows me to stay on earth. 😉 I am looking forward to the favor of God to overflow in my life. This is just the beginning. 

Good Morning, Good Day, Good Night!

Ivy Out

By Andonnia

I am the King's daughter. I am my parents' daughter, a godmother, an aunt, a niece, a sister, a soror, a listener, a hearer & doer, a philanthroservant, a writer, a student, a teacher, a live-right enthusiast, a fail forward live-er, a business woman, a woman after God's heart! ~iLove~

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