HAPPY JUNETEENTH! For those of you that may not know, this is an American holiday that commemorates the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former confederacy of the southern United States. It’s basically the black peoples Independance Day and even though I am an American, I don’t celebrate July 4th anymore. I have decided to make June 19th the holiday I would celebrate for myself in place of that especially with all of the things that have been happening in my country lately.
Today, I heard a quote on a Netflix documentary that said, “there are particular moments that define each one of us… We may not know it at the time, but we learn it later”. The last 4 months of 2020 have definitely made that phrase resonate more than ever, and every day I have made small changed to my habits and beliefs that have shaken up the core of everything I have believed in the past. It feels so good to be young, healthy, powerful, and full of new ideas. The life I live has been so incredible and knowing it will only get better makes me so happy. I hope all of you are continuing to stay healthy and practice social distancing and will continue to send good vibes and positivity your way.
XOXO – ASH