Saturday, August 8, 2009

22.

I turned 22 yesterday. I want to thank everyone for their birthday wishes!
I've been snapping pictures over the last three days; Thursday, I went out with Bou to a restaurant, Guido&Angelina, where I gorged on Cannellonis smothered with cheese. Then, we went dancing and drinking.
Friday, I had cake with my dad and my mom, then hung out with Bini. We went to Scores for some baby back ribs and then, we went Shisha.
Today, Sulli took me out; we lunched, then went to the nail salon and I got a Mani and a Pedi, then she took me for an impromptu shopping spree, a BBQ, some ice cream and we finished off the day at a coffee shop.
So far, I've been spoiled rotten!

Bou and I, at the resto.
Lunch with Sulli.
Make a wish! Spending time with my dad and my mom (she's taking the photo)
Beautiful Sulli, lunch.
Eating baby back ribs.
Bini, at Scores.
My birthday cake :-)

My nails, freshly done and new earrings, courtesy of Sulli.

The last few days have been beautiful and tomorrow, David and I are double dating with Bou and her new bf (also Italian, he's even from the same village as David's family). I'm really excited about presenting him to my friends, he's a breath of fresh air.
I'm a bit older now; I feel like I've added a new charm on a charm bracelet. Whenever my birthday comes around, I reflect on my life; the past, the future, the people I call friends, my lover.
Last year; it seemed that everything was set in stone; I was in love with my ex, I adored his little girl, I felt like we were a family and I couldn't wait to move in with him, graduate and have a baby of my own. Of course, this is still a dream but I no longer contemplate having a child in the near future. Instead, I've grown, I've gotten stronger and more focused.
I see things with new eyes, my beliefs have wavered, although my core values remain the same. I'm good with myself; I don't envy, I don't covet others' belongings, I don't beat myself for things that are out of my control. I work harder, I take time out to enjoy things, I think I've finally understood that happiness isn't a destination, it is a road travelled.
It's funny how we change, how things re-arrange.
Some of you have been curious about David. We've been seeing each other for a bit over a month; He's a graphic artist, he's a well of creativity and he's funny, he's not obnoxious or ignorant, he's open minded and most importantly, I'm happy talking to him and spending time with him. On our third date, he brought me a book and a graphic novel, I love reading and to me; books are worth more than a thousand roses. I'll post some pictures of us, very soon.
Honestly, I feel blessed and overwhelmed with joy to have so many loving, caring people in my life.

11 comments:

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday lucky girl xx♥

Retromus-ik said...

I'm glad you had a blast!:) You look great in your pics; I like the one where you're blowing out the candles. Happy bday again!!!

Strawberry Girl said...

Happy Birthday, I like the charm bracelet idea. You are so georgous girl!! ;D

Closed eyes... said...

I love the pictures and the cake tickled my taste buds!You're having a blast, woman! :)

Lion-ess said...

Happy Birthday! The pics look amazing.. Loving ur hair! My birthday is today... send me a slice of a cake.. looks yummy!

Vesper de Vil said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had an excellent time.

floreta said...

happy birthday! wow, only 22. i thought you were older! not because you look older but you carry yourself in a mature way :)

Americanising Desi said...

heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET NANA! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO U!!
bless you dearie!

for now and forever!

Passion.Fruit said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Looks like an amazing time and you look awesome!

O.F.C.J. said...

Wow, I'm super late but...HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Looks like you had an amazing one. "Spoiled rotten" indeed!

:)

O.F.C.J.

linda may said...

Happy belated birthday friend.
I am so pleased to hear that you are happy and doing well. I am waiting for those pics of the new love in your life :)