I have a few moments left until my quarter life crisis  birthday, and all I can do is smile. This year, I don’t expect a lot of gifts or any fan fare ( I will more than likely just enjoy some chill time with my sister… which I do every week LOL), but it will none the less be a special day. Why? Because I was able to give myself something, and though it isn’t wrapped in a bow… it’s more than a bit important to me. I gave myself new challenges: grad school, new digs, a new adventure. I’ve reconfirmed to myself that I am equally in love with the journey as I am with the end result, and that is worth more to me than anything that could be found in your local department store.

But if YOU already got me a present, ignore all my philosophical jargon and drop it off! lol

Imani Josey

Imani is a writer from Chicago, Illinois. After graduating Howard University in Washington, DC, Imani received her Masters from Northwestern University. Sometime during all of that studying, she danced professionally for the Chicago Bulls as a (Luvabulls) cheerleader, and won the titles of Miss Chicago and Miss Cook County for the Miss America Organization, as well as Miss Black Illinois USA. Read her short story “North” in the forthcoming Hidden Youth anthology, out November 2016 by Crossed Genres.

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