Two days ago I celebrated my twenty eighth birthday. My first birthday away from my family.
I was excited for my birthday but I wasn't. I felt homesick almost the whole day. It helped that I worked in the morning, and then got to call my mom. Ryan also called and my dad and I texted all day. It wasn't horrible overall and by evening I was even starting to enjoy it.
My roommates threw me a party. They made a tasty gluten free cake. It had the texture of a giant cookie and was so delicious. We had a meal of fish and chips and watched The Adventures of Tintin, Secret of the Unicorn. If I had any complaint about the day it would be the fact it snowed. I should be use to the snow on my birthday by now, it has happened almost every birthday as long as I can remember. I plan to make up for it by going to the beach when it warms up and playing in the sand all day with Jenni.
I am excited for this new year in my life. I want to get out and do things. Things I've always been too shy to do. I plan on going on at least one dig this summer, two if I can manage. And I'd like to visit the ocean, something I never dreamed of doing on my own.
I'm nervous and I still get homesick, but I'm determined not to hide in the apartment all the time. I will get out and explore and try new things. Even if they are scary at first.