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20 Something...

Rakiya George

It's my 25th birthday. I'm content and I'm here.

 Captured in Bayonne, NJ | Shot by  Joel Serrano

Captured in Bayonne, NJ | Shot by Joel Serrano

This has been a pretty liberating and eye-opening year. When your'e younger, and your'e imagining what being a "grown up" is like, you never think about how real life can get. I thought life would be perfect, I thought that I would have my shit together, I thought I'd have it all. I can't name five people off the top of my head who has their shit together at my age; it's almost nonexistent. For the most part, I don't think anyone really ever has their shit together, regardless of the age, you just take whatever life throws at you and adapt.

 Captured in Bayonne, NJ | Shot by  Joel Serrano

Captured in Bayonne, NJ | Shot by Joel Serrano

This time last year, I was pretty miserable, my job sucked, my social life had holes in it, and I was still out here getting played by people's ugly ass immature ass sons'. When I look back at all of the foolishness that I've been through, I cringe at the mindset that I had back then. I've grown, a lot. For year twenty-five; I only want to keep growing and keep progressing. I can say for a fact, I am not the same person I was a year ago, or ever for that matter. I'm more confident in myself, I'm assertive when I need to be, and I've learned how to forgive. I don't ever want to be a perfect person, but I'm definitely aspiring to be great in all aspects of my life, and to be as stable as possible. 

The woman that I am today is a product of two insanely smart and thoughtful parents. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be able to share any of my stories with any of you. I wouldn't want to inspire or want to shed light on other people; I wouldn't have a purpose. So, I'd like to thank Esther and Anthony George for being the gems that they are. I'm not the most affectionate person, but I love the shit out of my parents. I want this platform to take off so that they don't have to work anymore. I want to be able to say that I got this, and mean it. When I turned 21, it was for the sake of the number, and all it entailed. Fast forward to 25, and now the goal is to stay grounded, as well as provide. This year coming is all about securing the bag. 

I planned a lot of things within this year, and I got most of them done. This platform has given me so much joy just from the feedback that I've gotten from all of my readers. People that I didn't even think would read reached out to me saying how much they confided with my words, and that's all that I wanted! Year twenty-five will be planned diligently as I make more and more goals to achieve for myself as well as this platform. I said I wanted to launch in April, and I did in September, I said I was going to travel and take a much needed break, and I did all of that on the West Coast in August. I spoke these things into existence, and I will continue to do this for the next year coming. Please remember that everything takes time, and it is essential not to rush the process. Within this last year, patience has been a deciding factor for many of my choices, and I don't have a single complaint yet; I'm living. 

That fear of not succeeding hits me from time to time, but I'm already here, I'm already putting myself out there, so I have no choice but to keep moving. I get excited by how much I want to accomplish this forthcoming year because I can taste the success. The purpose for twenty-five is to Get Shit Done. Life is a learning process and I take notes every step of the way. I'm about to own twenty-five and do whatever I please, as long as it makes me happy. 

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

I plan to create so much this year, just wait on it! I appreciate you all!

 Captured in Bayonne, NJ | Shot by  Joel Serrano

Captured in Bayonne, NJ | Shot by Joel Serrano