Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Yes, I am still alive and cast-bound and YES, I am officially a b.a.d. blogger!!! This makes me SO mad, because not only have I been neglecting my own blog, but the blogs of all of the supportive friends I've made across the blogsphere and that is just not okay. I apologize, sincerely. This post is going to be quick, as I have so much I have to get done today, but in a nutshell here's what's been taking over: My 20th birthday was May 19!! I had tons of friends over and it kicked butt! Oh yeah, and my family and I went to this really cool restaurant! But more on that later... (next post, sorry!!!). My cousin Wendy was diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer only three weeks ago, and she has yet to come out of her surgery that was four days ago. It's been a very heavy month and the last thing that I thought anyone needed was to focus on my 20th birthday, until my parents reminded me of something: Just because someone else's life is ending does not mean that you can suddenly abandon yours. And it's so true. They told me that I should celebrate my birthday as if Wendy were there with me and that I should celebrate my life. My friends totally helped me to celebrate (possibly a little too hard, lol) and made my birthday amazing. And of course, my family was there by my side (err- inside... we were all outside -- the "kids," I mean). So that's where my life has taken me... All of my friend's are home although my bestest girl friends are leaving me soon! Jenny's off to Camp Cedar (she's a counselor at an all boys overnight camp... Haha, she ADORES it!), Jaclyn's living in Manhattan and taking classes (n I will be crashing her apartment during the weekend... Totally her idea, not mine ) and Kristina is doing a Fellowship in Germany. I feel like such a waste of life compared to them, some times. Haha, no I'm joking, I lived in Hawaii last summer, I know how fortunate I am, no worries. All my best guys are still going to be around though, and my girlfriends who I'm still really close with, just not as close. I graduated from a small private school with about 86 in my graduating class. (I think!!!) So at my birthday were about 25-30 of my closest friends from that class (and then some outside of school too, of course!), so it was like this humongous hug! I loved that feeling! As previously mentioned, my friends are MY LIFE (aside from my family) and having them around me makes everything seem okay.