New Years Resolution from Oshun

Happy New Years, Dears!

This New Year, yes, I do have dreams related to my novel launch (more on that in a few weeks, I promise). But one of my most personal New Year’s Resolutions is to become more open hearted to love. I have been on a steady ‘single lady’ streak for the last 6 years. It’s been a stretch in the solo lane, but I genuinely value that I have been focusing on myself, on the healing and growth my soul needed to evolve. I really feel like I became an adult in the last five years, which is to say I started truly becoming accountable for and to myself. And, whew, what a ride to get here!

I think it would have been challenging to journey from my dark to light while balancing a new relationship. I needed this time to be with myself, to listen and calibrate my mind body and spirit. I became a serious writer throughout these past 6 years, and I’m grateful for the room that being single allowed for this intense professional development. I’m proud that after this work, I have a novel I love that I will be able to share with the world. But now, with it done, I’m very much open to emotional connection. I am seeking relationships that are beautiful and rewarding and a strong sense of community, not just around my writing, but around the entirety of my being.

self love radiating out to love for all

For 2020, I manifest success with my art and also success with my heart. I feel deep gratitude that I have gotten to a place where I feel good about myself and at peace with my heart. I am excited for the ways this inner peace can be manifested through loving healthy, supportive, adventurous relationships with other. For 2020, I manifest friendships and love matches that enrich my soul.


Author: Yodassa Williams

Yodassa Williams is a powerful conjurer of black girl magic (70% Jedi, 30% Sith). A Jamaican American writer, speaker, and award winning performing storyteller, alumna of the VONA/Voices Travel Writing program and creator of the podcast ‘The Black Girl Magic Files’, Yodassa (Yoda) launched ‘Writers Emerging' in 2019, a wilderness writing retreat for women of color and non-binary people of color. In 2020, Yodassa's debut YA Fantasy, The Goddess Twins, will be published by Spark Press. She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and currently resides in the Bay Area.