If you know quite well, you’ll know that I have been absolutely dreading turning twenty. People have told me that it’s stupid to be scared of it and that I’m still young. But it’s not that I think I’m old. Saying goodbye to being a teenager has been a little bit scary for me. Even though I went through a lot of ups and down, I really did enjoy those years. Whenever I thought about my twenties, I thought about scary adult decisions that I was going to have to make. I wasn’t ready to grow up and have to act more mature.
I turned twenty yesterday and suffice to say, I’m no longer scared about my twenties. My birthday ended up reminding me that as scary as certain things might be. That’s just life. It’s not really anything to do with age. And as many scary decision as I’m going to have to make over the next couple of years, I’ve have an army of people behind me with my best interests at heart. I know they’ll be there to help guide me, give me advice, be a shoulder to cry on and comfort eat with me. What more do I need?
My birthday was filled with laughter and cake and just being happy. There’s nothing more that I wanted out of it. I mean, my mam did accidentally buy me happy anniversary balloons which my sister amended by writing on “of your birth”. Potentially the most formal birthday decorations that I will ever have.
I spent the morning opening cards and presents from my parents and sister. Which ended up being followed by lunch with Dad since he wasn’t going to make it to the meal in the evening. It was just a really chilled out morning spending it with my family. And breakfast was lush. Nothing beats a vegetarian breakfast and a cup of tea at an indie cafe.
The majority of my day after that involved curling up on the sofa and watching a couple of films and tv shows with my sister until I went out in the evening for a meal with my family. If you haven’t noticed, a lot of my birthday revolved around me eating which is exactly the way that I wanted it.
We ended the day with an amazing salted caramel cake which was absolutely gorgeous. I couldn’t have asked for anything more from the day. It was the perfect start to my twentieth year and I can’t wait to see what the next twelve months bring.