Reflecting on 21

So, My birthday is tomorrow, April 2nd. Somehow I can’t really believe that I will be 22 in less than 24 hours. This sounds really cliche, but 21 was really an amazing year. It’s really awesome how much a person can change in a year. 365 days. I remember most of my 21st birthday really vividly. I was in beauty school, and I had my Advanced level final that day. A few of my friends went to this pub after school for dinner, and I had my first legal drink, called a loopy lemonade, which was amazing. The rest of the year was full of absolutely amazing memories, and not memories. 

I wanted to take 21 and focus on having a fun life. I wanted to worry less about what other people thought about me, and whether or not they liked me. I’ve struggled my entire life with being a “people pleaser,” and needing other people to like me. I wanted 21 to be MY year. My year to do me, and not worry about other people. While I still worry a lot more than I should about other peoples feelings, and putting people first, I have definitely gotten a lot better about treating myself like an actual human being.

Now, I’m officially 12 hours from turning 22, almost a completely different person than I was when I turned 21. I’m thinking that’s a good thing. It’s a beautiful, human thing to evolve, and grow with each passing year. I changed my hair this year, I changed my style up a lot this year, in terms of clothing, and most importantly I have changed my way of life. I have started to throw myself more into the “Hug Life,” (Shouts to Mod Sun) which just means living more positively, and more fully. 

I am really looking forward to celebrating this year. I actually went to a concert on Sunday, March 30th, and celebrated my birthday with the time of my life. I had no idea who any of the three openers were, but they were all amazing. The first was Kid Riz and Sven, who were phenomenal. Next was Mason IV Real with W.E.S. and He was awesome, and a super cool guy when I met him. Then there was Black Bear who brought Mike Posner (my Bae) out on stage to do a song. Then Mod Sun performed, and legitimately changed my life. He had hyperextended his knee a few days back and was still jumping around like hell on stage. So much energy for one guy. Also he pointed at me during “Happy As Fuck,” which is arguably the best song ever written. And T Mills was awesome, even though I didn’t get pulled up on stage, and only knew about two of his songs. But all in all it was the best night of my whole life. I met Pat Brown, who plays with Mod Sun on all of his songs, and he was super nice. I didn’t get to meet Mod, but I will one day. Back on topic.

What do I plan on doing this year? I really want to go to Disney World, and a lot of concerts. Also I want to buy a car this year. Those are my three goals for the year.

I certainly hope that 22 can be just as good, and even better. I’ll leave you with the first selfie that I took when I turned 21, to the last selfie that I took as a 21 year old.



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