and hello March. Just like that, my birthday month is over and I didn’t even have enough time to process everything. I love my birthday and this year was a very special one. I turned 30 – something I still find weird, everytime I see it on my Tinder profile – and that’s a big deal. But I spent it in the best way I could. My best friend and I were in Barcelona and had a blast. Conveniently, her sister lives there, so we basically had a personal tour guide. And I just really love exploring new places. The weather wasn’t the best and it seemed like everyday, I had some other physical problem, but that did not keep us from having a great time. I ate so much delicious food that I just want to go back for that. Can someone please send me some patatas bravas please?!
There was also more shopping done than expected, but what else is there to do when it’s raining, all day, right?! Barcelona has a Disney Store, so naturally, I went a little nuts and I loved it. (You know, I actually do think about how much I spend on things, but 100€ or more in that store? I don’t even bat an eyelash.) We didn’t do extreme sightseeing because this was just not one of these trips. We also wanted to relax, not get up every morning at 7 and just have a good time. I definitely have to go back though and look at the rest because there is so much more to see. I enjoyed the architecture, the air, just seeing the beach, which was just right down our street, and just every single second with the best pair of sisters in the world.
On my birthday, we didn’t do anything over the top special. My bestie and I had stayed up most of the night talking, laughing our butts off, sharing our favorite memories and it was just perfect. I had cake for breakfast, took some photos on the beach and then headed into the city. For dinner, we went to a Japanese restaurant and had the brilliant idea to eat in a special booth. Now this is why I will never in my life forget this birthday: First, you had to take off your shoes and then two steps lead into the booth. Now in my stupid head, I thought you would sit on the same level as the table. You know, on the floor with a pillow. What I didn’t see was that the table was a huge step down from the bench and I basically just stepped into nothing and fell really badly. The good news: I didn’t push anything over or destroy the whole booth – walls and all. The bad news: It hurt like hell and continued doing so for quite a while. I had the biggest bruise on my upper thigh I have ever managed to achieve and sitting, sleeping, even walking did not feel all too good. But that’s just who I am, so naturally, I cried of laughter. Maybe a bit of shock, but mostly laughter. It was definitely a night to remember. And for the record, I was completely sober.
Back home, I also threw myself a birthday party. I put so much time and work into this that it almost drove me nuts. I just wanted everything to be perfect and it definitely looked the part. Unfortunately, it left me a bit disappointed. Sure, I had fun and I think my guest did too, but it just wasn’t what I had expected. I was so disappointed in a lot of people for all kinds of reasons and all of them combined did not put me into the best mood. Nobody really drank with me, nobody danced, people cancelled last minute, people showed up super late, people didn’t show up, at all. So after weeks of planning, lots of money spent and being really excited, it just totally killed my vibe. Note to myself: I’m not throwing big parties, anymore.
But all of this doesn’t mean that I’m not very grateful for the people who were there. My lovely girls really made an effort and got me amazing gifts. I got a cake with my face on it, which of course I totally loved, a super cute unicorn piñata that fortunately survived my beating and something I wanted for a really long time: a gift certificate to go skydiving. Now that there is no way back, I’m scared as hell, but I’ve wanted to do this forever and this year, I will. Thirty has got to be special, right?! I was also super happy that one of my au pair friends made it and it was just so amazing to see her. The best friendships are the ones where you can’t see each other for years and the minute you do, it’s just like always. She is one of these people and I hope to see her again, soon.
So yeah, February was mainly all about my birthday and I’m pretty sad that it’s already over. You wait for something for so long and then it’s just done. But it was fun and I made a bunch of new memories that will stick with me, forever. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is to have some great people in your life that you can count on, and the rest just isn’t important. I’m definitely looking forward to a year full of great things and I will continue working toward finding true happiness. It must be waiting somewhere.
Live in the moment, be grateful for the amazing people in your life, travel more, try to be the best version of yourself, do things that scare you, know your limits, don’t let anyone pressure you into something, start a new book, beg to the universe for spring to get here and don’t act your age cause it’s totally overrated.
Tons of love,
♥ going nuts at the Disney Store ♥ helium balloons ♥ travelling ♥ Barcelona ♥ exploring new places ♥ helping friends ♥ P!nk at Super Bowl ♥ presents ♥ delicious food ♥ aquariums ♥ beautiful architecture ♥ crying of laughter ♥ tapas ♥ freshly pressed orange juice ♥ blue skies ♥ gift certificates ♥ Instagram progress ♥ special memories with my bff ♥ fun party pics ♥ throwing parties ♥ vacation ♥ pizza for breakfast ♥ when people compliment your work ♥ buying cute souvenirs ♥ making other people laugh ♥ seeing friends after a really long time ♥ cake ♥ crossword puzzles ♥ lights ♥ a good McDonalds binge ♥ nice doctors ♥ wearing bridal gowns ♥ being tagged in memes ♥ when you start feeling better after being sick ♥ airports ♥ skydiving plans ♥ my new hot water bottle ♥ Victoria’s Secret sents ♥
Songs I love
♪ James Arthur – Naked
♪ Ed Sheeran – Happier
♪ Eminem feat. Ed Sheeran – River
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