#Exclusive: Selvin Paris One Year Independence Anniversary Celebration

I almost gave up, but God told me NO!
My friends, one year ago, April 18, 2013, I moved out of my parents house, and boy was I nervous.
I had high expectations, but had no idea what I was getting myself into. To be independent is a great and fabulous thing, but it takes hard work, dedication, and self-empowerment to go on and win!
"I've got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire, 'cause I am a lion, and you're gonna hear me ROAR!" - Katy Perry
As I have shared before, I had decided that this was not for me, I was going to move elsewhere, and it had only been 3 months in! I was giving up right before my eyes, but God has other plans for me and together we are striving!
"I remember being young and so brave, I knew what I needed
I was spending all my nights and days laid back day dreaming.
But look at me Im a big girl now, so I'm gon' do something
Told the world I would paint this town, Now Bet'cha I run this." - Beyonce
I had to remind myself that the circumstances would only be temporary and that I would win this challenge! I believed that although things were not going how I had planned or imagined them to be, God had me right where I was meant to be for that time, and moment.
I am so grateful for my mom helping me, and reminding me to remember who I am! She always tells me, "Selvin, life is for the victorious and triumphant, not the weak and scared, rememeber who you are."
I also thank God for my dad who helped me with a car to get started, and for another special man who although we grew apart and have gone seperate ways, holds a special place in my heart. He helped me go to my parents house, put all the things in his dad's truck and go to the place I would call home for that time. He stood by me, listened to me when I would cry because I missed my family, and reminded me that I could do this. You know who you are, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  
I focused on my passions, and I started up, SelvinParis.com! I was scared letting people into my world, and thoughts, but it has been one of the best things thus far. I love sharing with you guys, and try to make every post worth it for you to even check out my site. I want to inspire you in every way, and help you through your journey as I am going through mine.
A big thanks to all the friends I made this past year, all the people checking out SelvinParis.com, and all those rooting for me! Remember I am rooting for you too! My success is your success, and together we can achieve! And most importantly thank you God! Remember Jesus Christ died for us to be alive, so let us praise him, believe and trust in him to make all of our sweet dreams and wishes come true!
I'm thankful that I get to wake up everyday and have somewhere to go. I'm thankful for the people I see, and for the air I breath. That I get to wake up, dress up, and get going. I'm thankful for this moment, this time right now. One day I won't wake up, then what? We get closer to our expiration date every day, so why not write it in our hearts that everyday will be and is the best day!
Xxo, Selvin Paris @iloveselvin
P.S. I will be changing my IG name from @iloveselvin to @SelvinParis to be more legit (;
Check out some empowering songs below by Miss Independent herself, Queen Bey. Enjoy!



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