Apr 26, 2011

A Letter to My Thirties

I usually do not blog or post things about my personal life even though my blog is about life experiences. On this, the eve of my 30th birthday, I decided to break the mold and share a very personal letter written to my future. I have learned so much from the past, I could not pass up this opportunity to share it with others. No matter what age you are, you can choose to live a passionate and purpose-driven life. God has given me a wonderful opportunity to share my freedom with the world, so here's to life, love and embracing this great gift.
                                                                  A Letter to My Thirties

Dear Thirty,

I know we have not met yet, but I have been thinking about you very often. I think of how it will be when we finally meet. I’m not sure how I will react, but I am ready. I have a couple of things that I plan to leave behind so that they won’t interfere with our relationship. Fear won’t be coming along for our ride. The heartbreak of my 20’s, I will leave behind. The lessons I have learned I will be sure to take. Tears that I cried in the midnight hour I will always remember because they made me great.

I am going to do my very best to live to the fullest while we are together. I have spent so much of the past doing what others wanted me to do, living the “American Dream” which includes getting a J.O.B (just over broke), buying a house, having a steady stream of income, however all of this comes with the unbearable cost of coming home tired, doing work that is dreadful and never really being alive. My devotion to you is that I will no longer exist, but I will be alive. I will live with you and we will experience passion, purpose and greatness together.

I vow to you that I will not look to the mistakes of the past to validate the future. I will always be true and honest because I have the pleasure of meeting you. Many of my peers did not, their journeys ended too soon, thus I will grateful for arriving at this pivotal point. I believe in the fullness of your existence and that our togetherness is a divine appointment. When it is time for me to leave I will never forget you because my life will change so drastically just by knowing you.

Yes, I believe in your power and I know that when we soon meet that the destiny we will experience will be unparallel. I vow to love every minute of you and not despise or hate you because I didn’t reach the epitome of life, love and companionship before we met. I know there will be mountaintops and valleys that we will encounter, but no matter what happens, God-given wisdom will lead us through it all. I am most certain of it. My life, my love, my passion, my purpose, I will pour everything I have into loving you and living the lessons that I have learned from the past.

Cheers to you, see you soon.

-Alexis Lior

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