Well it was on Tuesday. I turned 21 (now I’m legal to drink in America a month after I got back. D’oh), and I had such a lovely day even though it didn’t feel like my birthday at all! First, I spent three and a half hours (and a LOT of money) in the hairdressers getting my hair dyed blonde. It’s something I’ve been talking about for a while and decided there was no better day to do it on than my 21st. If it went well, great, if it didn’t, well then it’s a story. Thankfully it turned out well.
In the afternoon I popped over to my mum’s house to open some presents because it’s not your birthday until you’ve opened presents, right? Then I had a lecture at 4 and had more presents to open from my course friends. These presents were chocolate and alcohol, they know me so well ha!
At night I decided I wanted my family and friends together so my parents, grandparents, housemates and course friends came to turtle bay (the Caribbean restaurant/cocktail bar in the Highcross) so we could have a meal and a few drinks. That’s one of the things I love about going to uni in the city I grew up in; I live far enough away that I don’t see my family all the time so it’s still nice when I get to see them, but I live close enough that I can easily have everyone around me for my birthday. It was also nice that they got to meet some more of my friends and my friends got to meet my family. After my family went home we went to Firebug for more cocktails then on to Mosh. Yay for my birthday being on a Mosh Tuesday!
I think I actually like being 21; it’s still young but it’s old enough to be an actual adult. I always said when I was growing up that I wanted to get to 21 and then stop ageing (if only that were possible). It’s a good age and I’m looking forward to what this next year has in store for me.
I will say one thing though, I don’t like the hangovers (I still have a headache two days later.) I guess it’s true that they last longer as you get older!