On August 9th, I've officially made it two years in Brooklyn. Wow. Speechless to imagine all I've been through in the past 2 years, seems like a lifetime now.
When we make decisions in life, the important ones, hopefully we look back and realize we made them for all the right reasons.
Underneath the struggle I've faced, the hardships, the hard work, the rejections and failures, and humbling experiences, I found myself. Like a butterfly inside her cocoon, I found a woman who is unafraid. I found a woman who loves life and is so thankful for the life I'm living. I've found courage, I've found community and I've found confidence. I've found my life.
My faith was the reason I came here. I felt I was being called here, from deep inside my heart. And my mind guessed the reasons and was wrong entirely. But only because the real reason would have seemed impossible. The reason it had to be New York was because no where else on earth could I have been so challenged that the real me was left no choice but to stand up fully and claim her life. The one she has dreamt of, the one she now knows she deserves.
I truly love you NYC. It wasn't love at first sight for me. You seemed a real dirty bitch to me for a long time, but now... now I can see you for the angel you are. I'm so thankful for these 2 years. I'm so thankful for the people I've met, the ones who challenged me, and the ones who supported me, gave me a chance, did whatever they could to give me one more day here.
Who knows what tomorrow brings. I don't care to know for I have myself again in this very moment, and I've remembered that everything I need was inside me all along.