2017, 2018,…….. Cheers to 2019


Welcome and Happy New Year’s Eve!

Here is a short yet powerful blog that I had to release today. At the end of 2017 I posted a status on Facebook stating that 2017 was the worst year ever for me!


It started on January 27, 2017 when my son was unexpectedly delivered early. I like to describe it as “unexpectedly” because, no doctor or nurse could explain to me why he came early. In fact, I was 21 weeks pregnant and the next day (Sunday)  I would have been 22 weeks. Statistics shows that most hospitals can successful save babies or try to save babies between 22 and 23 weeks, I was Oh so close to that bench mark. What made matters worse was that he was born alive and I had to watch him take his last breath.

After that life just seemed to be flowing until the end of Aug when I was fired from my job of two years. We had and event on Saturday, and when I returned on Monday I was fired. The reason for the termination was that “I did not provide enough food for the Jewish community”. I was so upset because that reason did not make sense to me. The food was all donated, so we had what people were willing to donate. We did have vegan options and we were also throwing away food at the end of the night. So I took it with a grain of salt and moved on in my life. Oh and the following week of getting fired I found out I was pregnant.

Towards the end of 2017 I was so depressed. I was unemployed, working jobs just to get by, plus I had this baby on the way that I didn’t know if I was going to be successful at carrying to full term. Things just wasn’t looking to good. So on new years eve going into 2018 I stayed at home and prayed my heart out.. I was on knees in prayers!!! I just knew 2018 had to be better for me! If you have seen Joe Budden tweet circulating lately I was just like him baby on the way with no job.


So at the beginning of 2018 I was hired at my current job! I work for one of the largest banks in America and I am a manager but getting this job did take some time. Also keep in mind, I do have a criminal record from 2010 when I was 17. SOOOOOO getting this job was a 50/50 chance. I prayed so hard for it and I actually got it. Now, going back to my other job, I started to resent that job, I hated it so much BEFOR they fired me so I was happy to not be employed by them yet sad for the reason of termination. Looking back, it was a blessing in disguise I now make double my salary, and my position at my old job is no longer available. It was meant for me to leave, God had bigger plans for me!

Now pressing forward, on May 23, 2018 I gave birth to my baby girl Simone. Let me tell you how God works. She stayed in the entire pregnancy!!! I had to be induced on May 23 and my birthday is March 23 (what a coincidence). I think God knew what he was doing up there, if you ask me lol. We welcomed a healthy baby girl, and she has been a joy to our lives ever since.

Also, me and Suga (boyfriend) moved into our first home in March 2018. Our home has welcomed so many friends and family and holiday celebrations. We have so many memories so far and it hasn’t even been a year. And our last blessing was at the beginning of this month, my car was giving me problem after problem first I need a tune up, then it turned out I needed a new engine. If you know me personally you know I loved my Juke! I tried my hardest to salvage it and get it fixed but I was spending wayyyyy to much money on it. So, my Suga just kept telling me, “You NEED a new car you DESERVE it. You been through so much these past few years it’s time to treat yourself”. So here I am stating in front of my new 2018 Madza cx5. I have to thank him because not only did he buy us a house but bought me and himself a new 2018. LOOK AT GOD.

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2018 was defiantly my growth year. Everything that I had experience in 2017 was a set up for great things in 2018. Have you ever seen this meme.



This is basically how my life has been. I have been reaping the harvest of God blessing all it took was patience and faith of a mustard seed. If I could get through 2017, you can also get through anything you are going through.

2017 was my lemon year, 2018 was my lemonade year, 2019 is my lemonade stand. Just wait and see!


Cheers to 2019!!

XOXO Shamel

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