Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Birthday TO ME!

Yesterday I turned 29 years old on the 29th of the month - it's my GOLDEN birthday! Ahhh, this day has been long awaited. :)

The morning started off amazing. I opened the yoga studio a little past 6am like I do every morning, grabbed a medium decaf soy mocha, and sat at the desk greeting happy shiny yogis as they came in for class. As I am sitting at the desk, I hear the door between the studio and lobby open and there are the voices of a dozen yogis singing Happy Birthday to me while in Wheel pose!!! It was truly amazing - I felt SO loved. Then later on when I was taking class another group sang to me in Wheel pose! I riding high and THEN my boss let me go home 2 hours early (with pay!).

The afternoon was spent on the phone with friends and family from afar who called sending birthday wishes, responding to facebook birthday wishes, running errands, and creating a playlist featuring music from the 1990s. Why 90's music? Because I threw a 1990's themed party for myself! Let me tell you, it was a BLAST.

The playlist ended up being about 10 hours long which was great because there was plenty of a selection for my guests to choose from and dance to. About 30 people came and most were in costume! I was wearing white cutt-off shorts, a baby tee with a giant Happy Face drawn on (pics to come later - I hope!), giant curled bangs, and my hair half up-half down with a giant scrunchie. People asked who I went as and I responded "ME, when I was 13". ;)

My roommates totally rallied and the house was filled with decorations. One roommate went as Left Eye and the other as Cher from Clueless. Most people dressed up! There was dancing. There was boozing. And there were chocolate-covered strawberries (my most favorite food in the world). All the neighbors in my building came too and definitely held the fort until the wee hours. My most favorite part was when all of the guests came into the living room and united singing Happy Birthday to me! I will never get sick of being sung to :).  I felt so loved and appreciated. I have some amazing friends and I'm so grateful for them all!

Now off I go to enjoy the last 365 days of my 20's!

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