This last weekend I celebrated my golden birthday. I turned 23 on the 23rd.  I had been looking forward to that day since I learned what a golden birthday is.  I have to admit that my birthday was not all that golden.  It was honestly one of the worst days I have had in a while.  

I was at a conference interviewing for jobs, in a city that I had never been to, with no one there to celebrate with me. It was horrible.  I had to leave, so I did.  My interviews went great though in case you were wondering but I’ll talk about that a different day.

When I made it back to Little Rock a friend made me leave. She wouldn’t allow me to sit alone on my birthday so we went to the Lanterns! festival.  It was not what I was expecting at all but I did get to release a lantern and that was pretty cool. 

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Releasing the lantern

And then I came home and enjoyed some time alone.  But the next day is what I want to talk about.  The 24th is a good friend’s birthday so we went out for dinner and just talked about life and how everything was changing for us.  It was awesome.  Then we came back to my apartment to watch The Walking Dead with some of our other friends.  

What happened next was not expected at all and I am so thankful and happy to have some amazing friends.  Well, my friends showed up at my apartment with pizza, a cake, noise makers, and birthday hats.  It was amazing! 

They wanted to celebrate my birthday with me. And to celebrate Stephen as well. I honestly have no idea what I would do without these people. They are some of the best people that I have ever met and I’m so glad to call them my friends.

So, BriAnna, Brady, Matt, Sergio, Decarlos, Jordan, and Tyler, thank you for taking the time to come and celebrate with me. It really did mean a lot and it made my sucky birthday into a pretty amazing birthday weekend. 

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