3.27.2010

Fairwell Facebook

My dear friend Kyle decided to point something out to me tonight.

Facebook isn't good for me.

He told me that he thinks it's a good idea if I get off the FBOOK for awhile for various reasons he didn't feel the need to tell me.

I agreed.

And thus begins the journey to re-learn life without facebook.

(at least for a couple months :) )

3.10.2010

Happy Birthday to ME!

Words cannot describe how thankful I feel right now.

Today was my 25th birthday and to be honest- I was dreading it. Not because of the typical 'getting older' aspect. I actually enjoy getting older, and could not be more thrilled to be 25.

However, I was dreading the celebration. I get anxiety trying to please people in these situations. Who wants to go where, what people can afford, what people are interested in. What if you plan something and no one shows up? What if someone plans something you have no desire to do? 

I have a tendency to be extremely let down on my birthdays... they seem to never live up to the expectations I set for them (and trust me, I never set the bar too high). This has led me to have an adverse reaction to birthday celebrations.

This year I had wonderful people offer to plan a party for me and I turned them down. Stupid me. Then I decided I wanted to go to a Knicks game- they are playing out of town. A rangers game? Also out of town but only in Jersey- still over $50 per person... too much money.
Then it hit me- i'll go skydiving for my birthday. It's on my bucket list, i've always wanted to do it and I can do it by myself. Too bad skydiving doesn't start until May 1st.

I gave up. I decided I wouldn't do anything, and just at that moment friends swept in and took over.

It turned out to be one of the best birthdays i've ever had, and it was shared by the people who mean the most to me. 

This is one of the many ways I am saying thank you. 

Thank you to family who so lovingly (from a distance) made me feel special with phone calls and cards. Thank you to the facebook posts, the text messages, and the emails- they all brought a smile to my face! Thank you to the friends who took time and money to plan something for me- y'all went above and beyond anything I could have imagined.

I feel so blessed and so grateful :)