Friday, June 17, 2011

My 22nd birthday!

Today. Was. Awesome! Yesterday I blogged about my frustrations and things that were beyond my control. But as soon as I got that phone call I needed it was like the clouds had cleared and I was able to get all the necessary tasks done. Did I do as much as I wanted to? No, but I had to get home and it is what it is. And once I did get home life has been so much better. As much as I am going to miss my apartment and my roommates, I feel like I need to take a step back and re-visit who I am for awhile.

Anyway, today is my birthday. And I wanted to do something fun! So a few days ago I contacted two of the coolest guys I was friends with back in high school and we set up a sailing day. They put it all together, and we met up at a local dock. They brought out their little sunfish boat, a windsurfer, a slack line and some food. We had a picnic and slack lined a bit before heading out to the water. I wish I could post some pictures but I actually left my camera behind today! The Bradley brothers have all the footage, so who knows when I'll get to see it. I got to windsurf right from the get go. Mark took some time telling me what to do and then I just had to try. And try I did. About 100 times. Let's just say that the wind surfer was not made for women. I had the hardest time just pulling up the sail! But I pushed through and went on three short runs. It was so fun, I'm definitely planning on building up my arm muscles so I can go again for much longer. I finished my time in the water laying on the front of the little sailboat as they steered us back in.

After breaking for dinner we all met up again at Dairy Queen. There Andrew (the other brother) bought me an ice cream cake. Yumm.

Finally I made it back home where my sister handed me my birthday present. My mom took my camera to document. Yes, they are out of focus. But she tried!

Not sure what I am being given...

It was a vintage camera with a bunches of lenses and filters!!!

My new camera!!!

So much to learn and experiment with! Such a great present!!!


  1. aw! How fun! So exciting! So glad you made it home safe. I look forward to seeing how you grow!