So today is my birthday! I am 20 years old, and that feels weird to say. Every year on my birthday I think about where I am personally, where I want to be, and how I can get there.
One thing I am super happy about my life is I do not take myself personally that serious. What I mean is, I take my education seriously, my training seriously, my relationships seriously, but not myself as a person. So when I was asked how I’m celebrating my 20th birthday, I responded by “Going to SkyZone” (SkyZone is a trampoline park). Now this might not be what most people would think of for a 20th birthday. However, To me it is so important to stay youthful and to always have fun. I mean seriously have you ever seen someone upset to be on a trampoline. I am so thankful I have a boyfriend who agrees!
The other thing I am thankful for is the quality of people in my life. Not only did I have serval birthday texts from all the important people in my life by 9:00 am. I came home to the best surprise of my life.
BACKSTORY: Ever since I was little I had a thing called the Balloon Fairy from my parents. This meant every year on my birthday I woke up to balloons in my room. This has become a little more challenging not living in the same state as my parents. I was talking weeks ago about how I thought it was time tradition went away, even though it meant so much to me.
So I came home from class, walked up to my room and when I opened my door I was surprised with balloons in my favorite color from my favorite person. Rico spent the morning getting balloons made and put into my room as well as an ice cream cake and flowers and cards from my friends.
It hit me, I may not have the highest quantity of friends, but the people in my life are so amazing. Rico knew me enough to know I wanted these balloons, to know my favorite flavor ice cream, to know be happy with me, be young and playful and enjoy life.
So moral of the story, enjoy every second of your life with the people who know you enough not to take it too seriously.