Oh heyyyyyyy. I’m Besa Gordon my parents had me 11.10.89 and named me Besa R Gordon (don’t worry about my actual government name) and today is my 33rd bday. Like dude. I’ve done sooooooo much that I would have never thought was possible. Especially as a Black woman in Seattle. This year I kicked off my birthday at the Lizzo concert here in Seattle at Climate Pledge Arena in the iHeartRadio Seattle suite with Jay Martin Jr.. Someone who is a true positive soul and I’m thankful to now know and have in my life.
If I had to be honest there are a lot of things that I plan on working on this year. I think these days with social media everyone assumes what your life is perfect by what they see on your page. But if they’re not around you, they don’t really know how you really feel, and what you’re really going through. And for me, my biggest lack, is truly enjoying the actual skin that I am in. That’s not a moment for you to all feel bad for me. It’s just me being transparent. And it’s also just simply me letting you know something that I’m going to be working on over the next year.
I hope that you find something amazing that you can work on over the next year that your future self will thank you for. But in this moment I’m just going to enjoy making it another year in this crazy world that we call life. Truly thankful for all the amazing people that I have in my life right now that honestly hold me accountable, even when I don’t wanna hear it. Those are usually the ones that we really needed to realize where we are lacking.
But outside of allll that, it’s my birthday. So I’m gonna smile, take it as easy as I can, and appreciate where I came from and see where I am now.
Happy 33rd birthday to me.