Book 23, Chapter 1 – The Story Continues

Happy First Day of Autumn!

Happy Last Day of Virgo Season!

Happy Birthday to Me!

Source: Giphy

Bye Bye Golden Year

My golden year was pretty epic filled with brunches, photography, fandoms, festivals, and great friends. In some ways, I would call it my detox/ editing year. I stopped going to events I didn’t care about just because that’s the expected. Time was spent shifting my career path and discovering talents that are not related to the medical field. The memories made my senior year of college were simply unforgettable.

I said yes to things that scared me and were unknown. I let go of friends that were not adding value to my life. It wasn’t all sweetly flavoured wine and smiles bigger than my forehead, but the uncomfortable bits made me stronger and wise.  I unapologetically did things that made me happy like wearing the hell out of the dress pictured below. I swear every other blog post features a photo of me wearing this.

Celebrating my golden birthday in Atlanta -

Photo Credit: Essence Bijan

Book 23, Chapter 1 – The Story Continues

I don’t know what this next year holds for me and for once I’m excited by the thought of not knowing. I cannot remember a time when I haven’t tried to control as many variables in my life as possible to receive my desired outcome. Sometimes it worked and others God laughed at my plans.

What my golden year taught me was it’s okay to let go and let God. Running into the unknown with nothing more than a wish and work can be the best thing to happen to you. Perhaps I’ll check a few things off my 30 Before 30 List, or maybe I won’t do a single thing on there and find other adventures to fill my 23rd book with. As long as “I love myself when I am laughing. . . and then again when I am looking mean and impressive”  it’ll be a year well spent.

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Plus 23 is the Jordan Year. It’s destined to be nothing but legendary!

Since it’s the first day of autumn, go and throw on a scarf! You have to do what I say today. It’s my day!

Until Next Time,

Aitza B




Tied Bell Sleeve Top – LOFT // Petite Modern Skinny Jeans – LOFT // Donddim Sandals – Steve Madden (not pictured)
Shoreline Sneaker- Converse// Distressed Denim Jacket – Ross (similar) // Fit and Flare Dress – Target (different pattern) 
Beanie – Target // Pullover Sweater – Gap (similar) // Camel Moto Jacket – Tobi //  AE Denim X Jegging – American Eagle