At first I felt a bit down turning 24. I felt like at 24 I haven't accomplished everything. However after sharing this with many people (that are older) they reassured me that life really doesn't begin until.. some age beyond 24.
Generally I make a little blog post every year on my birthday. Looking back at last years post (found on the old one, here if you are interested) I am so pleased with myself. I think I did stay true to my promise. 23 really was amazing.
|Birthday Cupcakes & Macarons!|
The birthday celebrations had continued at work. My coworkers went on ahead and set up a small surprise for me and decorated a corner of the office. I really appreciated the gesture, being new and all, it really did make me feel included! They had set it up after I had gone off on my break so I come back, rounded the corner and I actually jumped from the "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" they shouted. I work with some pretty awesome folks too.
I've made a tradition of having birthday breakfast on my actual birthday. This year Sam brought me to Tomahawk Restaurant in North Vancouver. I've seen it featured on food network before and heard good things about it. The place had some pretty cool native decor and served up a pretty good breakfast. I had the Florentine eggs benedict and he had.. I don't remember. However it was covered in bacon. It was a decent breakfast so if you are in the neighborhood its worth a visit.
That evening I celebrated my birthday at The Reef on Commercial Street. They had a dine out menu so most of us had ordered that. I guess that's the good thing about having a birthday in January, many restaurants have a dine out menu featured. The food ranged from mediocre to awful. Had one more birthday cake, coincidentally it also had macarons on it as well!
Quite the week of celebrations I must say. Its awesome. Thank you everyone for making me oh so special. I don't mind getting older when Birthdays are this awesome. I rocked out 23. Its only going to get better from here, 24 here we go!