Thursday, May 30, 2013

how to be 25

I'd thought about "how to be 25" a lot, probably too much. Then May 29th came. I awoke at 6am to work on an assignment for the Int'l Public Relations module, put on my new Naf Naf dress, had my module class from 10am to 5pm (with a 2-hour, errand-filled lunch break), and completed the next assignment immediately after. And then finally, without a moment to lose, I celebrated...



Five Paris-based friends and a German boyfriend met me at Le Quarante Trois. We clinked glasses, soaked up the rooftop views, and enjoyed each other's company. They even brought gifts! So sweet and unnecessary as I simply appreciated their presences so much. Eventually, we went on to wine and dine at Fish: La Boissonerie. Somehow, without figuring out "how to be 25", there I was sharing a birthday meal with six wonderful people I hadn't even known just one year ago. I felt lucky, and loved, and so thoroughly happy. And gosh, at the end of the (birth)day, that very sentiment truly is the only thing that matters. Yay to being wise and 25 ;).

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  1. Happy birthday, or belated birthday I should say

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  2. You are radiant - I hope 25 is a magical year for you! x

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  3. As someone who will soon be 25 myself, I think how to be 25 is however the hell you want to be 25. Looks like a lovely celebration! Can't wait to reunite next month.

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    1. You are wise beyond your years, Miss Anna! Can't wait to reunite either! xo

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  4. Happy belated birthday again :) It looks like a fantastic night! xx

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  5. You won't know how to be 25 just yet... that will come as the year progresses :) I remember it being a really life-changing one for me; I just know it will be the same for you. Happiest of birthdays!

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  6. Happy Belated Birthday Danielle!!!! May your life continue to be full of adventures and joy! :)

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  7. Happy birthday again, it was so wonderful to be able to celebrate with you! And I agree, so crazy to think that at this time last year we didn't know most of our friends in Paris at all!

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    1. Thank you, darling! So glad you enjoyed it.

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