New Year, New Me. I’m going to keep this entry short for I do not have enough words to express. I have to be honest with you and myself. One of my goals this year is to be intentional about the fruit of the spirit in my life i.e. love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Not only must I have these with my relationship with God and others, but also with myself. First and foremost, I must forgive myself for having flaws. There are so many things I didn’t do and failed at last year. I was given a few opportunities that would’ve been grand but I dropped the ball far too many times. To be honest, I’m still trying to get over the shame of it. I found myself once again in a perfectionism, procrastination, paralysis cycle. Talk about your tongue twister. But you know what? I am not perfect and I am done striving for perfection because it has done nothing but fail me. So from the acceptance of my imperfection, I am looking towards the fruit aforementioned to help me through this year in accomplishing my goals.
One of my goals is to be more frequent and intentional with my blog posts. I’m expecting more topics relating to travel, living as an immigrant in America, and faith. I am after all The USAfrican. So with all that being said, I wish you all a happy new year! Let’s be kind to ourselves and to one another. Stay safe!