Guess Who Is Now 31?

in , , by Linda B Hurd, January 30, 2024

A wise woman told me I would never get to where I am going if I kept second-guessing my next step. Today without hesitation I find myself at the intersection of gratitude and self-discovery. This day marks the beginning of my 31st year on this breathtaking journey called life.

I have thugged out many rough days and nights to get to this age. I reflect on the past and look forward to the future without remorse. I am overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude and blessedness.

Gratitude and Blessings:

Milestones are placeholders that align with birthdays which makes it a great time to pause and reflect. Today, as I celebrate my 31st birthday, I am filled with gratitude for the experiences, challenges, and triumphs that have shaped me into the person I am today.

I thank God for the gift of life. I did not ever think I would be in the position that I am in mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually today. After all, being through it almost made me a cold-hearted soul. The breath in my lungs has been punched out of me by the many plot twists and turns to get here to 31.

I have not lost many people along this journey because I do not open myself up to allow others to end. I have become a great judge of character and when I feel that it’s time for me to let go I do just that. Explaining my way to people who are bound to misunderstand me or question my better judgment has given me a more aloof spirit. God’s grace has been so sufficient; even on the days I am overwhelmed and feel drained. 

This year, I am particularly aware of the blessings that surround me. From the simplest joys to the profound moments, each day is a gift, and I am determined to cherish and make the most of every moment. Gratitude, after all, is not just a fleeting emotion but a mindset that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Embracing Independence and Happiness:

At 31, I am embracing my happiness and independence with open arms. This year is about reclaiming my sense of self, understanding my worth, and pursuing the things that bring me joy. The journey towards self-discovery will make me more conscious. I am ready to explore the depths of my being.

Spending Today in Peace:

To celebrate this special day, I have chosen to spend it in peace. I have been asked why will you be alone Linda? It’s a simple answer. I rather not have any surfacing expectations for anyone aiming to add to my happiness today. I am surrounded by the tranquility of solitude.

I took the day off from work and both of my kids are at school.  I also have a few things to handle before taking myself on a lunch date. My make-up is looking nice. My outfit is comfortable and fitting for the occasion, and my hair is sexy and flirty with wand curls.

In a world that often moves at a rapid pace, taking a day to simply spend alone is a gift in itself. My phone is on Do Not Disturb, allowing me to disconnect from the outside world's noise and connect with the serenity within.

Welcoming Abundance and Lessons

As I step into this new chapter, I am ready for the abundance, blessings, and lessons that await me. Life is a constant teacher, and with each passing year, I embrace the opportunity to learn, grow, and evolve. I approach the challenges with an open mind. I am not a captive of fear of the unknown because I know that they are stepping stones towards a brighter future.

Mysterious, Sexy, Confident, and Myself

Today is about embracing the various facets of my personality – the mysterious, the sexy, the confident, and, above all, being authentically myself. This birthday, I choose to revel in the uniqueness that sets me apart and makes me who I am. It's a celebration of self-love and acceptance.


As the day unfolds, I am reminded that birthdays are a celebration of life. Today, I stand at the threshold of a new chapter, ready to embrace the opportunities, challenges, and joys that come my way. With a heart full of gratitude and a spirit eager for self-discovery, I step into the 31st year of my life with anticipation, excitement, and a renewed sense of purpose. Here's to the journey ahead, and may it be as enthralling as the person I am becoming.

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