By Basia Alicia Powell
As we approach the end of 2020, I cannot help but to reflect on the statement, “Form Is temporary, Class Is Permanent” , which by the way is a chapter in my book, “Thirty Days To Lasting Happiness.”
The occurrences of 2020 could not break me. If anything, it helped shape me. I feel like more than anything, my eyes are wide open. I was not sleeping, but I might have been day dreaming for sometime. At times I lost form, but I never lost class. As my eldest uncle reminded me last week,
“You will go to war with a razor blade and win.”
I am so grateful for all the lessons I learnt this year. They were hard , but necessary. Not sure what God has in store for 2021, but I am ready. After all He never takes anything from me without giving me better. While many may easy call this their worst year, for me it was a year of spiritual awakening and cleansing. I had more time to have some honest conversations with myself, while having a front row seat watching the world fall into place. With the global rise of the Blacklivesmatter movement and the most contentious US Presidential election in modern history.
As I reflect on all the good and bad events that unfolded this year, I am reminded that “Hurting People, Hurt People.” So I will make sure I process whatever pain I feel, as I don’t want to be one of those people. I have no regrets about anything. I am done trying to “fix” people and I am happy to give them the space to fix themselves. The only person I responsible for fixing is me. My lapse in judgement is my responsibility. Many people choose to blame the whole world for their issues when things go wrong. I choose to own “my shit”. God gave us all free will and when we misuse it, we go to Him to fix it.
Today, I choose to use my free will and prepare to move in a positve, stress-free and drama free direction. I choose to get out of my own way and ascend. And I am only traveling first class. No baggage or “baggage handlers” allowed on this ride. It is time to purge. Time to get rid of all the toxicity I allowed to come in. Before I go announcing my New Year resolutions, it is important for me to clean up my mess and not take it into a new year with me.
More than anything I learnt this year, is to accept the things I cannot change, stay away from the people who would not change, and let bygones be bygones. 2021 here I come, grown and woke🖤✊🏽
Happy New Year 🥂