Birthday Take Away

As some of you know, today (February 6th) is my 24th birthday. I think honestly it has been the best yet. A lot of people that I care for has reached out to me today and wished me well. I woke up at 5am and made eggs for breakfast and went back to sleep until 10:30am. I responded to birthday messages on social media. Then I went downstairs and my dad went jogging while I opened presents with my mom. I got myself (well my mom gives me an allotted amount of money and tells me to buy what I want and she’ll wrap the gifts.) I got myself a reverse coloring book, which is a book full of colors and you add the lines with pen or a sharpie. I got a new planner, some pastel highlighters, white out, and a mechanical calculator. I have been super into budgeting but I love the ASMR of mechanical keyboards and I heard about mechanical calculators online and I kind of had to have it so mine is black and red.

My dad gave me money to buy a universal remote for my old tv. I bought my first smart tv in 2016 and it’s 32 inches and I sold it to my dad when I moved in with Diego in 2020. But he paired the tv with his cable provider’s remote and lost the original one. I bought a bigger tv last year, a 55″ tv, and when times were tough after I went on medical leave at my job, I sold the bigger tv to my parents and they kept the old tv but had no use for it. Now that I am back home, my dad gave me my old little tv and I got a roku remote. I bought the cheapest one which was a mistake because it doesn’t have a power button or the volume controls so there is a way to turn off the tv via the app, but the volume is at full blast unless I connect my phone and roku to my headphones and can turn the volume up and down on those. So it’s not ideal but it works until I can find a better solution.

Anyways. My parents, sister, my brother in law, and I went to a restaurant for lunch at noon. Before hand I bought a tiara from the dollar store that said happy birthday. I got a lot of well wishes from staff and even customers there. I got a French dip sandwich and a Caesar salad and I got a free sundae for it being my birthday. My food was so good I spilled au jus all over my white blouse lol.

After lunch, my parents and I parted ways from my sister and her husband. I went upstairs and chilled out for a while. Then we did the cake pictured above and it was very sweet, but good. I asked my dad to make popcorn with his air popper for dinner since I wasn’t super hungry and now Im back in the lair. I got my TV set up and I have YouTube on in the background while I blog.

It makes me reflect that 2021 and my 23rd year of life was a wild ride. I was reckless and even when I shaped up, things didn’t go as planned. I learned a lot. But I feel like I’m entering this new phase of life with more wisdom than ever. I wish I could speak more eloquently and be more formal on what I will do to change this year, but I’m sleepy so that will have to be for another post.

Much love,


10 Comments Add yours

  1. Awesome you have been able to make the best when some difficult things have been happening. Happy birthday

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope you are doing well 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome! Honestly, not really doing great. Coming out of a mania and heading toward a low. Can’t sleep so far. Been here before, just another learning experience.

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      2. I hear you. Well if you ever need to talk or vent or know that someone is in your corner, I am there for you. It’s never easy coming in and out of manic or depressive episodes even if you have done it before. I’m in a low myself but I’m hoping to come out of it soon. I’m here for you, my friend. Feel free to email me at if you want to contact me or talk more 🙂 or commenting works too haha

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  2. wjwingrove97 says:

    happy happy🍰🍰

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  3. socialworkerangela says:

    Happy birthday 🎂 girl!

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    1. Thanks, lady! Hope you’re doing ok! 🙂


  4. Happy late birthday! My mom celebrated her birthday yesterday as well! Best wishes for a great 24th year!

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