Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to...ME!

Today is my 22nd birthday!

I was born on June 21, 1988 at 1:04 pm.

It's so hard to believe that I am already beginning my 22nd year of life. It honestly feels like yesterday I was celebrating my sweet 16, then the big 18, and last year's epic 21st. I am finally realizing that adulthood isn't a distant dream--it is a startlingly present reality. I remember being a child and feeling like I would never grow up. Being a "big kid" seemed so cool and so far in the future. Now, I am past "big kid" and into adulthood, and it amazes me. I have been through so many things in my 22 years, and yet I know there will be so many more moments to come.

So, what have I been up to?

Well, I still haven't landed a full-time job, but I have managed to schedule some dates babysitting for my friend's two children--one is 2, and one is 9 months old, both boys. Needless to say, they are quite a handful, but also a joy in every way.

This past weekend I drove three hours to Bethlehem, PA, to attend my friend/roommate Lauren's graduation party. I was nervous about attending, and also a little sad since I would be seeing everyone who graduated without me, but it ended up being a wonderful evening and I am so glad I went. We drank, played in the pool, lounged in the hottub, and had some intense (tipsy) conversations about life and love. I got to catch up with many friends, male and female, who I hadn't seen in awhile, and it was great.

Then for Father's Day we went to Winterthur, which is a historic estate that belonged to the Dupont family in Delaware. We toured the grounds and the mansion, which has 175 rooms and 9 floors--whoah! We had lunch (well, I was hungover so I had an omelet--goat cheese & wild mushroom which was absolutely divine despite my uneasy stomach after too much vodka the night before) in a pub, and then had a quiet dinner at home, followed by some chillin in front of the tube.

Today, I don't have any big plans, and I'm totally ok with that. I woke up, made myself blueberry pancakes (topped with strawberries and whipped cream--delightful!), and have been relaxing ever since. I plan on going to target and maybe marshall's just to browse, and then tonight the 'rents and I are going out to a restaurant of my choice--I am still undecided. Then strawberry shortcake for dessert, followed by a movie of my choosing!

Anyway, I am feeling rather introspective on this day of my birth, so perhaps I'll go write in my journal now. Later, friends!


  1. YAYYY! sounds like you are having a fabulous birthday! i'm glad you are able to sit back and relaxx, cause you deserve it!!

  2. Happy Birthday Coco! I didn't realize we were born the same year. I'm so glad we will both be celebrating our birthdays as happier, healthier individuals that are able to enjoy the moment of it all. It sounds like you're having a good time and doing things for you, that make you happy. That's so great!
    Keep on goin strong and living your life for you.

  3. Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day, xox

  4. A bit late, but...HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet girl! Have a wonderful year, full of joy and health!

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)


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