ITS MY BIRTHDAY AND I WANT MY SMILE.
I turn 26 today. I have always lied about my age because everyone around me was always older. Growing up in Ghana, Ghanaians had this weird thing where they rubbish your opinions when they know you are younger and I hated that so I lied. Also fun fact: I never went to JSS. Yup. I wrote the BECE exam in class 6, passed and was shipped off to boarding school at 12 years old!
So now you get why I had to lie.
But I am a whole 26 years old today and the thing they say about not giving a fuck as you grow, is so true. I am a fully grown woman now. I don't have to fit in anywhere. I make my own rules and dance to my own beat. It is rainy today but I take that as washing away the first quarter of my life. I have had some highs and some lows in my first 25 years but this year, I am ready to jump.
I have realized that I have lost my smile. I do not smile in photos and I don't allow myself to be very excited. I don't know when this transition happened but I am so happy I caught it early. I want my smile back. As I dive head first this year (having quit my job), I pray for wisdom and endless smiles.
I ask that you say a quiet prayer with me and thank God for my life and the happiness (and even the pain) in it. I am locked, loaded and ready for this next phase.
ITS PISCES SEASON!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!