Disregarding immediate family, I’ve had one birthday party in my lifetime, a small surprise party for my sixteenth. For some reason or another, I don’t announce my birthday, and I have never once planned on having a birthday party or birthday dinner. I know I want to deep down, but that’s okay.
Today I became eighteen- the year where you’re supposed to have a party or celebrate with a group of friends, buy a lottery ticket, a pack of cigarettes, go to the club, and announce on Facebook that you’re officially an adult. That was my plan for as long as I could remember. Today, I didn’t do one thing on that list. Instead, I hung out with two friends. We only talked about my birthday for two minutes tops. Even so, I had a great day. But I will do those things on that list one day; I’m legal from now on for life!
Throughout the day, I received ‘happy birthdays’ from so many people, not even expecting it- didn’t know people even knew. ‘Wow, you took the time and thought about me, even if it was for a second’ is what I always think. So to everyone who acknowledged me and my coming of age, whether it be online, by phone, or in person, thank you so much. I am truly and honestly touched. <3
I may be officially an adult now, but I think I’ve been ready to be one for a long while. But let’s stop this deep talk; it’s time to party it up! It’s the new year full of more opportunities for me!