It's my birthday weekenddd!
I suppose that technically makes this past week my "birthday week." And while a portion of my birthday week was dominated by midterm exams and papers and life without a computer charger (yuckkk!), the rest consisted of early birthday presents, sushi picnics on the quad, meeting up with high school friends, coffee dates, small group dinner (at the Q Shack, woot!), sleepovers, and (drumroll, please...) my official karaoke debut. If you hadn't heard by now, I'm basically the new lead singer for Lady Antebellum---no big deal. See you later, Hillary Scott.
Although you're undoubtedly dying to hear more after that little teaser, I figured I'd save the birthday week/weekend recap for next week (my birthday isn't actually until Sunday, you know---there's still lots more to come!) and instead, reflect on the glorious 21st year of my life.
While I was 21, I...
- spent three months visiting the hospital after my grandpa had a terrible accident. I also got to watch his miraculous recovery, and I'm so glad he'll be at my 22nd birthday supper this year!
- served as one of the coordinators for a weekend Christian retreat in my home church's district
- took an eventful roadtrip to visit all of my friends at Bridgewater College
- dabbled in opening an Etsy shop
- survived my junior year at Duke University
- said goodbye to Zach as he began his deployment to Afghanistan
- celebrated my three year anniversary with Zach and told the story of how we started dating
- moved to Fincastle, Virginia, where I lived for three months
- went rock climbing AND biked the entire Virginia Creeper Trail for the first time
- worked as the summer program coordinator at the summer camp where I grew up
- started my senior year of college
- lived it up at Heritage Day with all of my camp friends
- flew to Florida & spent fall break with my cousins
My year of being 21 had more than its fair share of rough patches along the way, but it ended on a great note which will hopefully continue on into an even greater year of being 22. It's looking promising already: the end of deployment & Zach's return from Afghanistan, MY COLLEGE GRADUATION (praise Jesus, seriously!), hopefully getting a big girl job/apartment/all of the thrilling expenses that accompanying growing up -- big things ahead.
Thanks for the memories, 21. I'm moving on :)
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