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Tuesday, October 14

it's my birthday.


When Dreydan was in preschool last year, his teachers did a questionnaire thingy with the kids about their moms.. It was for Mother's Day. One of the questions asked was how old is your mom? Drey said I was 23... Sooo that means I'd be 24 this year, right? Tyler keeps saying "don't be that weird lady who lies about her age!" Technically, I'm not lying. I'm just repeating what Dreydan says... ;-)

So yes. It's my birfday! Guess where I've been most of today? The immigration office.. whaaat? It's like being at the DMV except you're not getting a driver's license, you're getting visa/resident card. And it's not America so nobody speaks English. And they're not grumpy assholes like EVERY SINGLE DMV WORKER I'VE EVER MET. Yea, I said it.
I've requested Universal Studios Japan for my birthday celebration. I can't wait! I have a only one word for you... HOGWARTS. I know, I'm so lame. But I grew up with those books, you guys! I was in like 5th or 6th grade when I read the very first one. Ahhh I can't wait!

Japan made it to the 14th before America did, so I'm making it a point to have TWO birthdays. I can do shiz like that because I do what I want. So as you guys are waking up on the morning of my real birthday, I'll be snuggling into bed here on my 'actual day but not really' birthday getting ready for my 'not actual day but really is' birthday. Make sense? It's okay. Just trust me.

Turning another year older in another country is something I never thought I'd do! I have a love/hate relationship about how all the happenings in my life are so unexpected. I love not knowing what we'll be doing tomorrow, next month, next season.. but at the same time, that's also what I hate. You get into a routine that you enjoy one moment, only to have it change completely the next. Change isn't easy for me, but I'm getting better. Tyler has always been able to spot my weaknesses & make me face them when I refuse. I'm not always the easiest person to be around, I can be a stone cold, crazy ass bitch sometimes, but Ty never lets it affect him. And I love him so much for that.

Speaking of being crazy... I have a super serious post coming up soon. I've written and re-written it like 100 times because I'm scared of it. It's something that has happened to me recently that I feel like I need to share, but at the same time, I'm still contemplating if I really do. So if it pops up in your feed, go easy on me.

One more thing. I'm sad about missing the entire month of October in America. I wait for this month all year long! The spooky movies on TV, Halloween decor everywhere, trick-or-treating hype, fall air that totally feels like fall! It's by far my favorite time of year.

A lot of nonsense for a birthday post that literally has nothing to do with my birthday. Sheesh, sorry. My brain is going in like 7 different directions right now and I can't figure out which one to take! So before it gets awkward for everyone, I'll just end this post now haha... Okay bye.

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14 comments :

  1. Happy birthday friend! I hope you have the best days celebrating! I am loving all your crazy adventures!, Sorry you are missing October in the US, you are making some pretty amazing memories though! :)

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  2. Hope you have/had a freaking crazy happy birthday!! Celebrate it up. Intrigued for the serious post!

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  3. Happy Birthday! I'm so jealous that you get to go to Universal Studios in Japan!!! Have fun!

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    1. Ah it was the best! I mean, not to brag or anything ha ;-)

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  4. Happy Happy birthday pretty mama!! I hope your two days of celebrating are fabulous. And please tell me you will do a whole post about Hogwarts? Yes? And I will be looking for that serious post.

    xo
    Crystal

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  5. Happy Birthday! And I do hope you share your super serious post :)

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    1. Thanks, Chanda! And thank you for the support :-)

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  6. Happy birthday Emily! I also second that you must post about your experience at Hogwarts so I can live vicariously through you :) xx

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