This week I want to share with you my Spelman sister, Alonia Jones.
There are people all over the internet claiming to be life coaches, wanting to help you get your life together. But Alonia is one I can say I have watched grow and create a life for herself that she can use as an example of how to manifest your own customized destiny fit for a Diva.
Alonia is known as the Destiny Diva, and as she puts it, she was “born to inspire”.
I chose to present Alonia to you this week because this week she is celebrating her 2nd wedding anniversary. I remember a couple of years ago when her wedding pictures popped up in my Facebook newsfeed. I thought “That’s strange… I thought she was already married”. Needless to say I didn’t know any of the details, and didn’t ask, as it didn’t overly concern me. So I clicked LIKE and kept it moving. But then a couple of days ago I noticed a post about celebrating two years married, and something about reuniting with someone from 30 years ago. That’s when I put it together. This woman did what so many women fear. She closed one door so another one could open.
“‘After 20 years of marriage, three kids and a fourth one that I raised, who in their right mind will want me?’ Yet, I was honest enough with myself to admit that I didn’t want to be alone the rest of my life. And Rodney had been so disgruntled with marriage that he said he’d NEVER marry again. God had another plan that neither of us had a clue about.”
How many of us are afraid to spread our wings and let the wind carry us into our destiny? This goes for relationships, jobs, and so many life changing events. We stay in the uncomfortable so-called comfort zone to avoid the unknown. But it’s the unknown that you have to go through when you truly walk by faith.
There is soooo much to say about Alonia, but I will direct you to her many ventures to get to know her better. But I will say that I admire her ability to maintain hope after heartbreak, to have courage to love again, and to step out on faith for what she wants. I hope her story will be an inspiration to you as it has been to me. I know so many who have loved and been hurt and vowed never to love again, or who may not make a vow but are pushing away a happy future with someone just by throwing out that “I don’t trust” vibe. I commend Alonia for having what it takes and using it to get her victory (and her man) in the end. Well done, Diva.