I’m sorry, but this has gone on long enough.
4 days until I turn 25.
Let’s take a look back at the last 5 years because I’m not sure where the hell they went…
Party at my ex Daniel’s house (seen on the right) right before I left to study in Italy. I was probably at my heaviest here (~70kgs) and had had a shocking year. I’d been trying different meds for my depression and anxiety and I was in a terrible place. I’m not sure how I would’ve survived that year without Daniel’s support. He’s still one of my dear friends and I will always be thankful for his calming presence that year. I spent way too much time and energy prepping for this party, I was super stressed about it. It was a good night though, made amazing by the people that were there.
Cake: A lactose and gluten free dragon cake with roll up wings and Sesame st cupcakes.
Best night of my life contender. Had a party at my friends’ house (D seen DJing in the background), so many amazing people came, lots of people gave me amazing presents and money, Gary was my bouncer, no noise complaints and we partied til the next day, when we had to go vote in the Federal election. This night was the start of me and my ex Bill’s relationship, I randomly invited him and he travelled an hour to get there, not knowing if he would know anyone.
Cake: Chocolate cake and cupcakes with green triangles on them, promoting the Australian Greens Party.
Mexican Fiesta at my Oakleigh house. An amazing night that saw my friends put mustaches on just about everything in the house. I think this was the night Kit and Sam climbed the giant palm tree in my backyard as well… still not sure how they managed that!
Cake: Mexican chocolate cake with cinnamon and chilli, shaped like a sombrero.
Another amazing house party at the Oakleigh house. 23 on the 23rd..this was the night that my friends stuck little army men on everything in the house and we were finding them for months afterwards.
Cake: Chocolate chip brownies, half with cherries in them.
This birthday was while me and my ex (and his brother) were living in Canada. Me and Bill went down to Detroit for a long weekend and had an amazing time. It’s a super interesting city and I was so happy to be exploring with him. On my birthday we had lunch at American Coney Island and 3 of my friends walked in (Gaz and Guy from Yacht Club DJs, and Brendan, they were touring!). Weirdest thing ever but that ended up being my birthday lunch. Hot dogs with 4 dudes from Ballarat.
Cake: None, but I ate a Coney Island hot dog and for dinner we ate a million amazing sliders and truffle fries from Green Dot Stables.
SO much has changed in the last 5 years.
Every single year has been completely different. But I’m definitely noticing a few consistent things that have always been there and made me happy.
One is the presence of my brother, apart from in Detroit obviously. He can be seen behind my head in the first photo. He piggybacked me home (to Daniel’s house) that night because I stupidly wore heels out. He and my step sister Eb have been pretty constant presences at my parties and I love them to pieces.
Another thing I really notice is which of my Ballarat friends travel to Melbourne for me (and vice versa). My beautiful friend Kit constantly makes the effort, and even after we broke up Daniel was at my 21st.
I’m a stresshead and I enjoy planning so every one of my birthdays have probably been a bit over the top (these photos are just the last 5 years… wait til you see the ’60s’ 13th birthday, the ’70s’ 14th.. the ’80s’ 15th.. my 18th…) but it’s the one day in the year I look forward to the most (yes, more than Christmas… only just!).
It’s the day where I have most of my friends all together in the same place. I can look around and see all the beautiful people that make my life amazing and throw a big party to thank them.
Yes, it’s a day that’s mine. It’s about me, it’s my day. And what that means to me is to look at all the things that make me happy.
Food. Drink. Friends. Family. Music.
You guys mean the world to me and hopefully I can make you as happy, and feel as loved, as you constantly make me.
not my day…
Called in sick from work and in my morning at home I have succeeded in locking myself out (in my pjs… went to get something from the back fridge, got back in because I’m a mastermind) and burning my hand on a hot bowl, smashing said bowl and covering the entire kitchen in broken shards and melted peanut butter.
Should have probably just stayed in bed…
Cat & lynx BFF. [video]
FELINE FACT. The housecat is licking the Lynx’s head, and in turn, the Lynx licks the cat’s shoulder. This symbolizes that the Lynx acknowledges the house cat as it’s “superior” in a Pride sense. So basically the Lynx is a nerd and looks up to the housecat as a real cool kid.
This just got 200% more adorable.
Having cats is awesome because you just look at them and realise they’re a tiny ‘big cat’. You just have a mini panther running round your house and sleeping on your bed and letting you rub its tummy.
Coconut prawns and catfish salad.
That catfish salad was the best thing I ate all trip, it was mind blowing!
My packing for Thailand. <3