Written by NZINGHA for TheGlamSquadFiles™

The word that I lived by in 2014 was TRANSPARENCY…being able to see through all things, situations, circumstances, people and allowing my own life’s transparency to show. It was a tumultuous but blessed year. It was a time to acknowledge that I like many people are BEAUTIFULLY FLAWED!

Being beautifully flawed really translates as being human. Making choices that may not be the best but isn’t that what humans do? We love, we create and we are muses for life!

Now, let me be clear I am not the Lady for New Years resolutions. I am a doer…JUST DO IT…making promises to myself and displaying them as a banner for public approval is just a show I’d never buy a ticket to.

But as always showing up to life I have been hearing this word on repeat in my spirit…AUTHENTICITY! The root word in authenticity is authentic.

Well, what does authentic mean?

\ə-ˈthen-tik, ȯ-\
: real or genuine : not copied or false

: true and accurate

: made to be or look just like an original

At the close of 2014 I had an epiphany…that I AM AN ORIGINAL!! I am NOT a COPY or a VERSION OF something or someone else. There is only one of me, no matter how many people show up in the world now with my name (which in itself is a unique one, no walking in a souvenir shop and finding my name printed on a cup, plate, name belt or necklace or magnetized door sticker!)

I guess all my life I’ve kind of known that and at times those shoes were hard to walk in! Some people won’t always understand or be able to stand under the light you bring but simply and graciously BE YOURSELF!

All of what you and I have been through in years past brings us all to this point. You will see you will come to a place where you no longer hide your light, your gifts, your intelligence, your beauty, your purpose under cover for fear you may come face to face with someone or perhaps a group of people’s disapproval BUT,….BE YOURSELF!

My personal thought and focus this year is to be AUTHENTICALLY & UNAPOLOGETICALLY ME!

Happy New Year viZionaire!



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