I turned 24 yesterday and I can easily admit it was one of the best bithdays of my life.
Earlier I blogged that I wasn’t excited about my 24th birthday but 3 men changed it all for me. Anyway this isn’t about what I did on my special day
felt like a Princess and all that jazz but you can bet your ass that I had loads and loads of fun.
You know something? I know 24 ain’t old and stuff but tell you what? Growing older is actually the best thing that has happened to me. I have finally stopped getting the hippi jijjipies of last year
teenage gone late realization blah blah blah I've finally accepted that yes, I’ve grown up. It’s beautiful. To be grown up (pardon me for repeating that word but hey this is what this post is about) and to finally see life as it is – the acceptance makes it so much more easier to live with and I’m enjoying life cuz of this.
I am appreciating friends (both true ones and fair weather ones cuz they’re fun too)
I am appreciating my job (cuz having a job in this economy is the new promotion)
I am trying to forgive people who wronged me cuz maybe even I was wrong somewhere and frankly, it’s not worth my time to dwell on this negativity.
I am moving on. That’s a wonderful thing.
I am loving my ever-expanding closet. I've given up on whining that I have a ‘shopping problem’. Alhamdulillah I’m blessed with the resources to do so and a love for this recreation that should be counted as a sport. This therapy, this wonderful thing called shopping which is good for the heart. There are days when I put on my highest heels and walk into the closet and try everything in it and have fun dressing up. Alhamdulillah it’s a joy.
I am indulging in my favorite hobbies – reading more, watching more youtube channels, taking more pictures, making more jewelry and knick knacks for the house.
I am loving my family – my biggest asset.
I am trying to keep my house clean – it’s a task but I’m getting better at it now.
I am honest towards myself and to others cuz yes, sometimes honesty is the best policy.
I am complimenting others a lot – trust me it’s good for stroking their ego and hey! C’mon who doesn’t like to know they’re appreciated? It builds relationships. I'm not talking about ass kissing. Just little friendly positive words.
I am smiling more. *ting* in fact I’m planning to get a dental cosmetic stud implanted on my tooth so I have more inclination to show it off. And while we’re talking about piercings - I’m planning to get my nose pierced for the 3rd time!
The previous two have closed but I'm adamant.
I am trying to stay in touch with people who matter. As in trying to reach out to them regularly. In this day and age when technology brings everyone so much more closer than we were 10 years ago, it’s a shame if I don’t give 5 minutes a day to write a short mail or make a phone call than can add 5 years to my relationships with people.
In short, I know life will give me lemons and I know I won’t be able to make lemonade all the time but for sure, I’ll try cuz that’s the best I can do. My 24th year In Sha Allah will hopefully make me a well rounded person with my feet planted firmly on the ground.
Ummm… I also wanna go to Italy and learn a new language. I’m not sure that will happen this year but Italy and Paris have got my heart. Like every time I see pictures of Eiffel Tower or see a Naples restaurant or watch movies with these destinations in it – I get a mad urge to just jump right into them. My wallpaper on my BlackBerry is also of a painting of the streets of Paris with Eiffel in the background. I find myself looking them up on Google when I got nothing to do and just checking the beauty out.
And I’m gonna have a lot of fun, eat out a lot, watch many movies, take lots of walks and explore new places in the country itself.
Last but not the least – I’ve opened my heart to love. And trust me it’s hit me so hard that I’ve been swept off my feet and I’m somewhere in heaven. Alhamdulillah. Being in love is also a blessing. But more on that some other time.
Have a fabulous year and stay sexy & stylish,