If you’ve made it this far then it’s most likely because you follow me on social media. And if you do & you’ve read my captions then you know how excited I am to be 24!!!! HAHAHAHA SIKE.
I’ll get into that later… keep reading.
So you’re probably wondering why I’m calling this year my golden year. My actual golden year was when I turned 12, since my birthday is on the 12th buuutt I’m gonna go ahead and give myself another golden year since 12 X 2 is 24. Usually when people turn 24 they call it their “Kobe year” (since he was #24 while playing for the lakers — as if you didn’t already know that). Well, I decided to call this my Bruno year aka 24k Magic (if you haven’t heard this song, what planet are you from & can I come visit?) aka 24 karat is the purest kind of gold, hence my Golden Year.
Now I was totally kidding earlier, I’m obviously so blessed to see another year in life & I would never take that for granted! Hashtag blessed *Bruno voice* But if you want me to be completely honest.. I can’t say I’m ecstatic to be another year older. I always imagined myself accomplishing a lot more by the time I was this age? Which clearly isn’t the case. Now don’t get it wrong & think I’m depressed or disappointed in myself because that’s definitely not the case. This is just life & we live and learn! If I could go back in time and do things differently then I probably would. But again, I love my life & where I’m at but I wouldn’t mind being 19 again 😉
As for how my birthday went. My boyfriend, of course, was the first to wish me a HBD right when the clock hit midnight. But as for the day, I got my makeup done with my lovely friend Wendy. If you live in Houston & ever need your makeup done, check her out! I’ll link her Instagram down below so you all can see how amazing she is! Not only did she do my makeup but she did my hair as well & y’all I was feeling myself *hairflip*. After I went over to my boyfriends’ apartment since he got off work early & he had his whole living room decorated for my birthday with balloons and banners & gifts! So sweet! We then met up with my mom so she could help us take some pictures for my blog and can I just say that out of all the days Houston decides to be windy, it was the one day I was shooting with balloons!?! It was a major fail trying to capture pictures of me holding two big balloons. My mom was the real MVP by laying on the ground holding my balloons up so I could pose next to them. Should I post the bloopers? When I realized that these pictures just were not going to happen, I moved on to my confetti shot. You know those super cute pictures of girls blowing confetti out of their hands? Umm… yeah fail #2. The confetti never left my hands lol so I was like okay whatever let me just throw the confetti in the air while pics are being taken and I’ll call it a day. Hahaha, fail #3. I did throw the confetti in the air but the camera was not catching it. We tried it all. My mom stood behind the camera dropping the confetti in front and still didn’t work so we most definitely gave up once the sun went down. I then had dinner with some of my closest friends and it was truly the best of time. I love my small group of friends and would not trade them for the world! Spontaneously after a few of us went to Cipher Escape Room and can you guess what I’m about to say next? FAIL #5 🙂 🙂 🙂 if was one of those “you had to be there” moments to really understand how horrible we did. I just know the workers were looking at us through the camera’s laughing & I don’t blame them lol. Overall, though, such a great experience and I would do it again & again. The staff is seriously so great and a huge shout out to the owner JD! We were all first timers and let me not forget to mention that the room we were trying to escape from only had a 17% success rate and the average escape time is 57 minutes and 35 seconds….. out of 60 min.
Thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy birthday from the texts to the posts on facebook, you all made me feel so special. A huge thank you to my amazing boyfriend for setting up the plans for my birthday and my super awesome gifts. Mom, thanks for always being there when I need you & laying on the ground for me just for a pic LOL. Wendy, thank you for making me feel and look amazing that day and for our constant laughs and great convo. To everyone who got me a gift, seriously you shouldn’t have!!!! Those cards… *cries* I’m just so grateful for it all! Crazy excited to take on 24 and make this my Golden Year!
Feel free to comment down below if you can relate to what I’m feeling or if you just want to say hi! I would love to connect with you all & chat.
Xx, Es <3
Cipher Escape Room: //www.breakthecipher.com/
Where we ate: //www.benjys.com/