I need to apologize in advance for talking about my birthday so much over the last couple of posts, and I promise you this is the last one. Well for right now anyways. I felt like I needed to end this little series, and talk about how this year played out.
So I turned 22 years old on July 25th this year. So cheers to all the July borns and Leos out there. Surprisingly, I ended up enjoying my birthday this year, which has not happened for a few years.
I was taken aback by the numerous birthday wishes that began before I even went to bed, and continued throughout the day. This year is the first year that I have ever received so many, and I am grateful for all those who remembered.
I kept that day simple, stree-free and had nothing planned. Basically my cousin came over in the afternoon and we took some photos, played with the doggie, ate, relaxed. In the evening, my uncle’s girlfriend came over, and with my cousin and grandparents, we had pizza for dinner and cake and sparkling juice afterwards. After my cousin went home, and my grandfather went to bed, the four of us (uncle and his girlfriend, grandmother and I) watched a movie.
Even though it was simple, I could not have asked for anything better.
I have mentioned before how I get whatever I want and this year I asked for an HP Sprocket from my paternal grandmother which I will be getting that when I get back to Canada. And it is a portable photo printer that allows you to print photos from your phone or table. And it is meant to step up my journaling game. Other than that, I am going to the African Lion Safari in Hamilton when I get back, which is the gift from my mom. My maternal grandmother got me a curtain rod, and I know its strange as a gift but I have been asking for it for a few years. And my grandfather is paying for my license to be renewed. Like I’ve mentioned before, very simple
I need to admit that towards the end of the night, I became and started crying. Thing is my older uncle died less than two months ago. Now that he is gone, I miss him more and more. This is the first birthday of many to come that he is not there, and to go from having him there all the time to no longer being there, is fucking difficult. So even though it was my birthday, I have every reason to be sad and cry, because he did not see me become a year older.
So that’s how my birthday was spent and what I got. Simple, but that’s how I love it.