In celebration of her 30th birthday, Solange shared a lengthy birthday post on Instagram. 

In her post, she outlined a number of the major events that shaped her life. She commemorates the ages at which she made albums, fell in love, had a child, and even manages to slip in some album news. The penultimate point announces that she completed her fourth album just 72 hours before her 30th birthday. Solange’s last release was her True EP back in 2012.

Solange concludes her birthday post with a really inspiring note. She writes: 

“I say all of that to say...don't eveeer let anyone write your story for you. They can talk, they can doubt, and they can say what they wanna, but only you have the words to narrate this ting we call life.”

Find the full post chronicling her achievements above.