Summary of birthday celebration and some pictures to prove it – 30/100

My birthday being on a weekday, I wanted to go out the weekend before. I created a public event on Facebook and shared it on my wall. My philosophy was and is that anyone that could see it and had even an inkling of a desire to go was welcome. Seriously.

That made feel super vulnerable – What if no one showed up? What if I looked a fool? Why did I think I was cool enough for people to come out?

At the end of the day, it came down to – Would I rather try it out and see what happens? Or tuck away the desire to enjoy whoever would come out and forego the delight of surprises?

Several years back, I would never have thought about putting myself out there. The risk was too high, though the reward was infinitely higher. But now, I just wanted to see everyone and I wanted the whole world to know they’re welcome. I couldn’t imagine hiding and ignoring that.

Saturday night rolls around and some people message to let me know they can’t make it. That in itself was sweet – I really appreciated they thought of me. My ladies and I got to the brewery and people start showing up. And it was awesome.

The whole time I was so happy, even before people started showing up haha. I just felt full. And I knew that no matter what, it was good. So seeing everyone was a bonus and such a trip and a blast. I couldn’t have asked for more. I don’t know what it is but I love people. I love talking with people and being happy for and with them. Being surrounded by people I love and enjoy is everything.

Well, part of everything for that night. The other part was dancing lol. We went out to a club/lounge nearby and stayed til closing. Honestly – could not have asked for more. I definitely felt special – and it wasn’t about the number of people, the venue, anything.

It’s just being alive and being able to celebrate. That’s all. I may feel insecure or fearful of life but regardless, I’m alive. That’s enough.

Here are some pictures from that night. Enjoy!

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Stef, me, and Esther. I’m complete.

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The Bae hahaha. Seriously love this girl. We met in 2014 for accounting internship (she was already working at a firm I was interested in) and we hit it off. Pretty sure we talked about the internship the first 10 minutes and moved onto other topics for the rest of the 3 hours lol. Too many good times with this one.

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Bae and her work clique, Andrew and Peter haha. Good time with them as well.

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My goodness – seriously was so happy to see them haha. They make me happy. That is all.

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And of course. Btw, Cake House makes some bombass cake.

Here’s me thinking I’m slick with the cake lollll. Esther sent me the pictures the next day and I felt like a fooool lollll. But it was tres leches, c’mon now haha!

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Stef, Esther, and me at 3am. 20 bucks goes a long way at Jack in the Crack, I tell you. No regrets were had.

Anyway. I’m happy. Hahaha that’s not too hard to tell, I know. It was a sweet night. For everyone who came out – I can’t express how grateful I was and am to see you. I’m sure you know that. And for those who didn’t… next year!! Hahaha.

Holla.

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