Looking like a monkey, and smelling like one too.It’s my 28th birthday in a couple of days, and I’m excited! Ooops, I think I’m supposed to be blasé about getting older but I can’t, I just can’t. I love birthdays, especially my own. Yippeee!!
I’m also in a place right now where I feel so happy about life: I’m proud of my accomplishments and I am in love with the people around me. I have wonderful parents, who have supported me from day one. My parents are just amazing people; I have so much respect for them. My siblings are great too and just as supportive. And where would I be without my friends? They give me one of the best gifts in life – laughter. I have a job that I feel passionate about; and that has given me the most wonderful – and most difficult – experiences. I tend to be more appreciative of the difficult experiences because they’ve helped me grow as a person, and made me realize that I am a lot stronger than I thought – because I never gave up.
The last six – eight months were difficult, especially when my maternal grandparents died. I wasn’t as close to them as I should be because they were living in a different country, but one of the best experiences I had at the age 27 was spending Christmas with my ailing grandfather and mother. My grandfather and I bonded during this short period of time, and I remember those times crying alone in the cold hospital stairwell, feeling wretched for seeing him in so much pain, my mother for being under so much stress, and the opportunity long and gone of getting to know my grandfather intimately.
I’m looking forward to turning 28. Life can be unpredictable but I think there are a lot of good times still ahead for me. All you gotta do, is just believe.