Today, I celebrate my 24th birthday! I celebrated this past weekend with friends (slideshow below) and it was amazing! Each year, I learn more about myself - how to love, protect, and empowerment myself for my self. And it was apparent how much I have grown, mentally. I’m tremendously proud of it and my progress; I’m humbly grateful - more grateful than I could ever say, but I know there’s so much more to accomplish.
Instead a traditional goals post, I decided to find what my 24 means! Last birthday, I used traits to describe how I wanted my year to go; now, I want to create themes that represent where I'm heading in life.
So what does my 24 mean? TEAL. Colors have character traits and meanings too, so I am breaking down my favorite color. Teal represents many attributes: clarity, idealism, balance, creativity, compassion, self-sufficiency, feminine, wisdom, serenity, wholeness, patience and loyalty, according to Bourn Creative.
“Turquoise (or teal) helps to open the lines of communication between the heart and the spoken word. It presents as a friendly and happy color enjoying life. In color psychology, the color turquoise controls and heals the emotions creating emotional balance and stability. In the process it can appear to be on an emotional roller coaster, up and down, until it balances itself. Turquoise heightens levels of creativity and sensitivity."
Different shades of blues always varied as my favorite color, but teal has stuck around for years now and its evident why. Though I have embraced some, these traits reflect what I want to embody, who I want to become, and stepping stones needed for more growth. By knowing this information, I can honestly use it to my advantage:
So here’s to being TEAL, in-charge, confident, beautiful, and an UNAPOLOGETIC BLACK WOMAN. Also to a year of prosperity, hope, peace, healing, discipline, and increased opportunities.
What's your favorite color and its meaning? How do you usually celebrate your birthday? Leave comments below.
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