Community blogger Tahira Nyabinghi writes: Sitting at my desk, I wonder how my life is going to change in six weeks. You see, in that time frame, I will be ending my life as a 39-year-old and start my journey as a 40-year-young woman. I am specific about being a woman because I am ready to grow up now. I am shedding my innocence with the passing of this bridge and forging a path that I am looking toward.
This past few months have been very difficult, both physically and mentally. Halfway through the month of October, I took the dramatic step of cutting all of my hair off. For those who are in my sphere, the predominant decision was that I had lost my mind. Only a handful of those around me understood the spiritual journey that has gripped my soul. I am compelled, yearning, pushed to a realm of the unknown but am not able to stop the tug against my heart.
Explanations are not enough to make others see my vision and I know, their clarity is not as important, as long as I know. I have not yielded 100 percent to this journey yet, more like 95 percent of the way but I will arrive at the pinnacle of the crossroads by Dec. 26 and just want those at the shore to brace for the impact.