After a whirlwind trip to California (I feel as if it was all a dream it went by so fast), this week of work surprisingly flew by. Normally, after trips back home to see family and friends I come back to work and the week moves as slow as molasses. I’m taking this as a good sign that I’m at a job that I’m truly enjoying.
I didn’t have much planned for my actual birthday this year and to be honest, I was in kind of a funk as I got closer to the day. I knew I would be going home just a few days later but I still couldn’t shake this strange vibe following me around. I hadn’t mentioned to anyone at work it was my birthday because I had just started and felt it would be an out of place conversation. I ended up making a small comment about it the day of and what followed was so nice.
It was as if a birthday fairy appeared and the fun kept coming. A friend of the Boyfriend and mine surprised me at work with beautiful flowers. She said he had asked her to bring some by my work as a gift from him as he was still out of town. I was so surprised. After chatting for a few, I made my way towards the kitchen to put the flowers in water where I saw my coworkers had gotten a dozen delicious dough donuts from across the street (seriously, the best donuts ever) and set up some drinks to cheers with.
Everyone sang happy birthday, we cheersed, and tasted a new dominican rum we have in the shop. It made me feel so welcomed and grateful to be working there.
The next night I grabbed dinner and drinks at Burger and Lobster with some friends. It ended up being a great start to 27.
Friday night I was off to California for less than 48 hours. Bridesmaid dress shopping (a success!) and seeing my friends and family, even for such a short time, was well worth the 2 redeye flights and playing catchup on sleep this week.
I feel like I should be sharing some insightful words or how I’ve been reflecting on the past year. For now, I’m going to keep it simple – I’m happy and grateful. Happy to have wonderful people in my life, to be getting to celebrate so much love in the next year+ with friends getting married, and to be able to experience and make my way in this city for a little while longer with my person.
Also happy to not be hungover anymore after a night out with friends. Seriously, why do hangovers have to last forever now that we’re out of college??! 😫 👵🏽
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