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Dear 33: A Letter to My Last Birth Year

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Dear 33: A Letter to My Last Birth Year

You taught me to walk away from a futile and fruitless relationship.

Dear 33,

I remember how excited I was to turn 33 solely because that was the age that Jesus died on the cross. I’m not trying to follow in his footsteps, and I am certainly no saint. But there was something uplifting about 33.

First, there was the ending of my relationship. At 33, I knew I couldn’t waste anymore time on a man who didn’t meet my standards or my needs. Let’s face it. My eggs aren’t getting any younger and neither is my vagina. Out the door went Luke and I was single again.

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The latter didn’t sit right with me, 33.

Now, I know it was for the best. After some perspective and many conversations with Luke, it was apparent he is not the man for me.

My career was a different story. I left a job I couldn’t stand only four months after turning 33. I began to attend conferences for female bloggers. I learned so much there. I was able to connect with Latinas and recognized that I am on the right path. That my brand is intact. I just had to take one more step. I had an epiphany. And I vowed to publish Love Trips. I accomplished that dream on January 2012.

Three months shy of 34.

So, you were amazing, 33. You taught me to walk away from a futile and fruitless relationship. You pushed me and struck the fear in me (I was so afraid I wouldn’t finish Love Trips before 34). And, of course, you brought me closer to Jesus, God, my spirituality.

I am exactly where I need to be. At 33. And now at 34. And for that, I thank you.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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