Day 78 - My 24th Birthday
I just had my 24th birthday this past week. I usually don’t like to make a big deal out of birthdays. I just like to keep it low-key… maybe have dinner with friends.
One summer while studying abroad, my friend organized a surprise party for me and that was my first experience making a big event out of my birthday.
This year was my first experience celebrating my birthday while dating someone. I’ve seen what the people my friends are dating have done for them for their birthdays and I’ve always been a tad bit jealous of that. I tried not to come into this birthday with high expectations but in a way, I couldn’t help it. And to be honest, I was a bit unsure of whether or not he would actually impress me, considering that I was already going into this birthday with high standards.
But I’ll have to say, he did a pretty darn good job :) Not only was I quite surprised at what he gave me but it was also meaningful, personal, and extremely heartfelt. His birthday is actually coming up soon so it’s going to be a tough act to follow.
My friends also organized a dinner to celebrate and after all this, I just feel so fortunate to have these great people in my life. Here’s to another year of making myself a better person and enjoying the most I can out of life!