Solange turned the big 3-0 on Friday, June 24th and celebrated part of her birthday by sharing an inspiring message about aging and taking hold of all the angles life throws at you.
On Instagram, Solange posted a photo of herself all smiles with a lengthy caption that took readers through the milestones in her life. She wrote, “Born June 24th. Wore tap shoes and tutus every where 3-5, Wrote first song (A jingle for the United Way) 9, Felt God 10, Met first love (in a parking lot) 13, Wrote/Released my first album for weird teenagers 15, Started writing songs for other awesome people 16, Lost my best friend Marsai, to gun violence 17, Pregnant 17, Married first love 17, Gave birth to angel baby 18, Financially independent 19, Bought my first house 19, Divorced 20, Wiled the hell out 20-22, Wrote/ Released second album 22, Fell head over heels in love again 22, Insane panic attacks and agoraphobia and convinced I would die by 30 – 24, Wrote/released third album 26, Started record label and cultural hub 27, Released first album on label 27, Freed myself of “friends” on the journey to womanhood 27, Started writing most proud of body of work 27, World called me crazy 27, Married Best Friend 28, Completed 4th album (72 hours before turning 30), Just really getting started 30.”
She ended the caption with, “I say all of that to say…don’t eveeer let anyone write your story for you. They can talk, they can doubt, and they can say what they wanna, but only you have the words to narrate this ting we call life. So much gratitude for all of your wishes. So much gratitude for love. So much gratitude for freedom. So much gratitude for life. Ps: About to take a note from Paris Hilton and have 4 parties.”
I absolutely love this! I’ve always been super excited to turn 30 and this goes to show that everybody has a crazy time in their 20’s and growing up in general. We all have a story to tell so make sure you write yours the way you want.
Happy 30th birthday Solange!
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