I turned 23 on the 14th of June, and seeing how that was nearly a month ago, you can probably guess that I wasn’t as excited for my birthday this year.
Now anyone who knows me well will probably be thinking, “Whaaaaat??”, because Tai and Kenny Day has been a big deal for as long as I can remember. Maybe it was because of how annoyed I got last year, and the fact that I got so upset that I actually cried, which has never happened before, or maybe even because 23 is such an odd, meh age, but I decided that Tai and Kenny Day this year would be a lowkey affair.
Luckily I had the afternoon off from placement, so I was able to meet The Keen One a.k.a. Kenny in London. We have never spent a birthday apart, so ofcourse this year was no different. I had the absolute joy of meeting her work pals, who threw us a surprise parTAY on their office rooftop, so cute! There were party hats and cake and champagne and it was all pretty great.
The celebrations didn’t end there – Ken booked us a private dining experience at a Thai restaurant in the city, so that was super yummy. It was also really nice to catch up with her uni friends, as it’s been quite a while since I’ve seen a lot of them. Starbucks Gal and Rosie the Chicken were there too, but special mention has to go to Mahan, Shak and Lorraine for coming all the way to London for the evening. I was so so touched when they said they were up for coming, because I’d resigned myself to the fact that a lot of my friends would be too stressed with revision to celebrate with me. Understandable, yes, but it still made me quite sad that most of them said no, so it meant so much to me that they were there.
So, who is 23 year old Tai? That is a good question.
The fact that all some people is the super organised, very particular-about-things side of me is sad because I think there is so much more to me than that. Well, I really hope so anyway.
So I guess 23 year old Tai is still figuring things out, and my biggest challenge at the moment is giving more of my time to friends who appreciate and would make as much time/effort for me. Because in the wise words of my favourite ginger pal, who I will henceforth refer to as Pippi Longstocking, time is a finite resource, and you shouldn’t try and be something to everyone; don’t spread yourself too thin. Deep stuff.
In other news, today makes it exactly five years since I started this blog, so happy blogaversary to me! Wow, time flies.