Today is my 20th birthday! I can't believe it. I am in my 20s! That's kind of scary honestly. I am no longer a teen!
When I reflect back on the year, I really have aged in so many ways.
I have learned to keep dates with myself, just as I would with anyone else.
If I'd planned to paint all afternoon and someone calls me asking to hang out, I have to keep the date with myself. That's the most important person to keep promises to.
I've learned you only have to give second chances if the person really deserves them, and in most cases they don't.
I've learned to protect my heart, because it's my most valuable commodity.
I've learned, from Oprah oddly enough, that the past is the past and you can't hold yourself to it.
"When you know better, you do better."
And most beautifully of all, I have learned that there are amazing people who are trustworthy, and kind, and magnificently creative in my life, and all over this planet. And I've been lucky enough to find them.
I thought I'd share some pictures from my little birthday party I had on Saturday night, photo credit to my Aunt Linda.
I'm not like most people my age. We spent the evening, after cake of course, playing Trivial Pursuit.
And of course, the presents were so creative and thoughtful.
Rabbit Hole Art today in the mail! This is what it looked like before I unwrapped some of the bits and pieces.
I also got from my mother some REALLY LONG hair extensions. They're 24 inches, which on 5'3" me, well it's veryyyy long. I mostly wanted them to do Lord of the Rings hairstyles! Super nerd for the win!
I went last night to the lake for my birthday with my dad.
This was my gift. The rules? Choose one envelope only. Each one has a different gift inside. You get to open the other envelopes afterwards, but you have to keep the prize in the first envelope.
Leave it to my dad to formulate such a mad as a hatter plan.
I had to pick two. Why? I don't know. I just knew. My heart was SCREAMING "Pick two!"
Number one said cash.
Number three said a new laptop.
And number two?
Guess who's going back to Ireland!!!
After all this excitement, what have I been doing in my alone time this birthday weekend?
Lots of love,