Wow! We're really at the end of 2019! This year has truly come and gone. In just a few days we will be entering into not just a new year but a new decade! I am so excited for 2020 and all it has in store for me and my loved ones, but I can't help but to just reflect and recap on 2019 and all of the blessings that came along with this year.
2019 for me was a year of new seasons and being bold. It was a year where God was truly intentional and sudden. It was the year that God really showed himself faithful and had His hand on my life. All of the visions and things that God showed me in 2017 and even in 2018 manifested throughout 2019 and has even shown to be manifested into the new year. This year was full of preparation, transformation, and discomfort. There was a lot of favor that 2019 brought to me as well.
I can't help but to say that this year has been one of the best years of my life. I moved back to Detroit which was something I didn't want to do but it end up being one of the biggest blessings to me. I chopped all my hair off and forced myself to walk in confidence and love my physical self authentically. I started a new job in my field right out of college...my first "big girl job". I celebrated a new chapter of life (year 23) with old & new friends. I built new life long friendships with people who are chasing after God just like me. I joined a new church which was one of the best things that has happened to me this year. I stepped into my boldness and began utilizing the amazing gifts God blessed me with....meaning that I began singing and writing again! I became truly content in my single season which was a goal of mine and God blessed me for being faithful in that area this year too. I got re-baptized and truly gave all of me to God this year.
I began stepping out and doing things that I would never really do alone. I spent more time alone this year than any other year in my life. I really got to know myself in 2019. I explored Detroit and really fell in love with my city in a new way. I served my community in ways that I've always wanted and released my community project which will be something major in the near future. I mentored a few and supported many. I traveled A LOT this year too! I co-hosted a podcast with my friends which was sooo much fun and I learned a lot.
A few other things I've done this year was...I FINALLY released my fear and launched my blog Yours Truly, Eb on my half birthday! This has been a long time coming and it has been a complete blessing to my life! I couldn't imagine this year without my blog launch. I know that my blog is bigger than me and I'm excited for the plans God has for my blog in 2020. I released my audio version of my blog this year too, and got accepted into grad school as well along with attending my 1st ever blogging event! I even had the honor of doing my first feature on my friend's album and landed my first collaboration opportunity! I've made great connections this year both business and casual. I'm healthy, happy, and blessed.
I just know that this year was just a snippet of what God is doing in my life and I know that there is so much more to come in 2020. I sought God and let Him take control of the show, in doing that He has blessed me tremendously and has really renewed everything about me. One of the biggest lessons I learned this year was to trust God and allow His will to be done. Don't be afraid and throw your fear away. I learned that comparison is prison and also to utilize everything that God has placed inside of you. I learned to never limit yourself and to take advantage of all of the possibilities of life. I also learned to forgive and to love again.
My prayer today is that as we reflect we don't forget God's promises for our lives. I pray that we cherish 2019 and let go of everything that held us back this year or called us to fall. I pray that 2020 will be a year of more favor, opportunities, connections, and clarity. I pray that we will experience a move like never before!
I love you all and thank you so much for supporting my blog and loving me this year!
-Yours Truly, Eb