Because my friend said, I’ve never seen you so happy over a toilet seat for your birthday
Well that was one of many things I bought myself back home to bring to Brasil, it was needed, it was cheap and it didn’t squish and make a puff sound every time it is sat upon like the current, need to now happily throw out one we had
Because I’m on cruise control
The last three months feels like an airplane ride: Running to the gate, shew you just made it, sweating, boarding, finding places for your things in overhead storage sometimes inconveniently in the back of the plane when you are seated near the front, settling into your seat, then moving seats, mechanical problems once everyone was settled, waiting on the tarmac for hours not knowing when the mechanical problems will resolve, finally taking off, the shutter of the wheels on the runway, the bumps and turns to maneuver into the flight path groove, turbulence as you move through the elevation changes and… seat back we have reached cruising altitude.
Because I love champagne
And so I drank a lot of it on my birthday. And the next day…. and the next….
Because you just never know
I pinch myself sometimes and still think, wow I live in Brazil!
Because some things change
I now wear spandex and perfume to the gym because a girls gotta fit in!
Because I do love ‘Glee’
I am not going to be ashamed of it anymore
Because it was my birthday
So I celebrated for two weeks and ate all my favorite foods, did all my favorite things and saw as many of my favorite people as I could from Bodo’s Bagels in Charlottesville to a little dinner in Itaim
Because I always wanted a lot of storms…
To make me curl up and read on the couch with chocolate milk and now I get them at 430 every day!
Because it is just the sunset of my twenties
Not the sadness of growing older
Because my birthday
Marked the exact day three months ago that we took off for this new adventure
Because I am one year older
In a place I love with a guy I love and I’ve never been happier!