Today February 07, 2007, I finally turn 21.
The past twenty (one?) years of my life have been filled with many ups and downs.
I’ll borrow a couple of lines from Rocky Balboa- one of my favorite movies this year: “The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward.”
I am still standing… for that and much more, I am grateful.
I’m grateful for my mama… she’s my rock.
I’m grateful for my boyfriend… he’s my truth.
I’m grateful for my best friend Naijadyme… I’d be lost without her
I’m also grateful for my other friends (‘real’ and ‘blog-friends’, new and old) that have been there for me every step of the way.
This is my ‘brokest’ birthday ever… but here are a few things I think I deserve. I mean it’s not everyday a girl turns 21. They are:
3 new pairs of stilettos (lime or dark green, yellow and purple)
Getting my belly button repierced
Buying this terribly expensive ‘mod’ jacket that I’ve wanted for months
A white belted shirtdress
A bright orange Blazer for when the reds and yellows and blues aren’t funky enough
It’s a great thing my birthday this year is on a Wednesday… I always look prettier on Wednesdays… lol.
I can’t wait to see what surprises people have in store for me… I know they’re gonna be good!
I’m gonna French kiss the first person to call to wish me happy birthday(at 12 am on the dot of course)… lmao… wouldn’t it be a shame if it’s Naijadyme who calls me and not my boyfriend… hehe.
Endnote: AQUARIUS’S ROCK!!!