BIRTHDAYS

YESTERDAY I CELEBRATED BY 20TH BIRTHDAY. I KNOW I'M NOT THAT OLD, BUT BOY HAVE THINGS CHANGED IN THE PAST COUPLE YEARS. . . 

I ALWAYS FIND THAT THERE IS TOO MUCH HYPE AND EXPECTATION TO HAVE THE PERFECT BIRTHDAY, BECAUSE IT IS THE ONE DAY IN THE YEAR THAT BELONGS TO YOU. 

I HAVE LEARNT OVER TIME THAT EXPECTATION OFTEN LEADS TO DISAPPOINTMENT. IF YOU'RE A CONTROL FREAK LIKE I AM, LEARN TO LET GO A BIT, AND HAVE THINGS FLOW RATHER THAN PLANNED BY TIME SLOTS. TRUST ME - IT NEVER ENDS WELL. IT IS SO DIFFICULT TO LET GO, BUT COMPLETELY WORTH IT. PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS SURPRISE YOU. 

I WILL NEVER FORGET MY BIRTHDAY LAST YEAR - I WAS TOTALLY SURPRISED BY THE CLOSE ONES IN MY LIFE, I HONESTLY HAD NO IDEA THAT THEY PLANNED THIS AND I WAS STUNNED TO SAY THE LEAST WHEN WALKING BALLOONS AND TRU CUPCAKES CAME THROUGH THE DOOR FOLLOWED BY MY CLOSE FRIEND/BUSINESS PARTNER, ISABELLE. SHE IS AMAZING, IF YOU GUYS HAVE MET HER, YOU WILL UNDERSTAND ME WHEN I SAY, SHE TRULY THINKS OF EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING. IT'S ALWAYS NICE TO HAVE SOMEONE LIKE HER IN YOUR LIFE - BUT YOU CAN'T STEAL HER FROM ME BECAUSE SHE'S MINE *I'M WATCHING YOU! LOL.

THIS YEAR I SPENT THE MORNING REFLECTING ON ALL THE THINGS THAT I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE PAST YEAR AND ALL THE THINGS I HAVE PLANNED FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR. I LOVE SETTING GOALS FOR MYSELF TO REACH BOTH PERSONAL AND BUSINESS-WISE, IT KEEPS ME MOTIVATED AND FOCUSED. 

MY FAMILY AND ISABELLE (SHE PRACTICALLY IS FAMILY NOW) TOOK ME OUT FOR LUNCH WHICH INCLUDED DELICIOUS FOOD FROM CIN CIN, BOTTLES OF MINUTY, ENDLESS LAUGHS, TWO DESSERTS, SPECTACULAR SERVICE AND OF COURSE IT ALL ENDED WITH A DANCE PARTY TO 'SHAPE OF YOU' X.X - IT HAD TO BE DONE!

ISABELLE THEN MADE AN AMAZING PASTA FOR MY SECOND FAMILY (HERS) FOR DINNER. THE PASTA, SALAD AND BUBBLES WERE FOLLOWED BY A HOMEMADE CAKE WHICH HER MUM MADE FOR ME THAT DAY. IT WAS SO LOVELY AND OF COURSE IT TASTED AHHHHH-MAZING!

I REALLY FELT VERY SPECIAL YESTERDAY, THE SIMPLICITY OF JUST BEING SURROUNDED BY LOVED ONES MADE MY ENTIRE DAY A HAPPY ONE!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO WISHED ME A HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE. 

 

HERE'S TO 20! *CLINK

Emilee Troulan