well. tomorrow, anyway.
i cannot believe that i am finally turning 21! even though i know it's cliche to say, i feel like it's taken forever. the last few weeks, however, have flown by. until my mom's birthday on the 16th, i didn't even realize that mine was coming up soon. i guess work and class will do that to you.
in any case, i am ridiculously excited. being 21 means that:
// i can now drink [obviously]
// i can legally adopt a child
// i could be an airline pilot if i wanted to
// act as a legal guardian
// go to a casino
i don't feel like i should already be that old. i feel like i should've done more with my life by now and this morning my best friend said:
"you pretty much have nine years left to make the best of your life."
which, at first, terrified me.
and, of course, i told her that's definitely not true. i plan on my life being wonderful til i'm old and can't move without the help of three grandkids, a walker, and the motivation of old reruns of Supernatural.
but then i thought about it. maybe it isn't 100% true, but at the same time, why not make goals for myself in my 20s? for me, it really is the best time. i'll graduate college relatively soon [HOORAY MAY 2015], so i have an endless amount of options for my life.
so i decided that i'm going to make a "30 [things to do/see] before 30 list.
and being an Au Pair next summer is at the top of my list. :)
even though i have SO many things that i want to do in the next nine years, i feel like the first year of my 20s has been pretty successful as well.
// i made it to the top of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, Scotland [while out of shape, mind you]
// went to the Platform 9 3/4 in Kings Cross Station in London [and completely fangirled]
// visited a distillery in Glasgow with the rest of my honors class
// saw one of my best friends for the first time in a VERY long time
// got the opportunity to hang out on a movie set a few towns over. and even be an extra. thanks, leah. you're the best. :)
// was initiated into Sigma Tau Delta [English majors, FTW] :)
// moved into my first apartment!
// participated in my first REAL Mardi Gras in NOLA
// had a class of '11 meet up with some of the girls
// and i went to NYC for the first time and stayed 9 days with one of my favorite people.
not too shabby, right?