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BirthDay!

_Define Birthday? "The one and only day in your life when you were crying and your mother was laughing"_. Seriously? Lol. I don't agree totally but I just felt like sharing.

This week went by really fast. I can't believe it's Thursday already. It was my birthday on Monday and while I'm exceptionally grateful to God for bringing me this far and for keeping me, I'm not in a birthday mood. This is not even about outgrowing the special birthday feeling because I'm still a small girl. Yay! to that.
I was chatting with my friend Dami last week and she asked the usual question "Where's the turn up at?" I told her there wasn't going to be any turn up and that I was just going to attend my class for the day, go home and then stay indoors for the rest of the day even though my plans changed later on. I then whined about it being a boring life and my babe was like it's a stress free life not a boring one. Funny as it may sound, it made me feel better. Thanks Sugar.
Thinking back to last year, I'm ruminating on the changes that have taken place in my life and while some make me smile, some just give me a straight face but it's all in the past and all that matters is learning and relearning from them.
We've all heard the 'count your blessings' line. I particularly have heard it countless times but I didn't realise until recently that I had never carried out the act. I was musing sometime and I realised how much I needed to count my blessings and dwell on the positive and good things rather than moan and beat myself up over certain things that didn't turn out right. I hope to do that more and make it part of my daily routine. If you're reading this, you should do so too.
So, how did my birthday go? I had to go through my gallery and peek at the pictures I took before going on.
I rushed through the mundane early morning routine so as to make it to school early for my 8am lecture because I woke up quite late. After the class, I went home to 'chill' like I already planned to do. There's a project I planned to execute but I couldn't because insufficient funds. I'm comforting myself with the thought 'There's a time for everything'.
Sometime around late noon, I decided to go out with one of my friends. I'm an indoor person so I wasn't all that freaked about going out and the traffic jam didn't help matters but we went still. Those of you staying in Lagos, how do you cope please?

When you're in a not too good situation but with the right person, you end up enjoying every moment and forget about your preferences. So, I got in the mood and enjoyed every bit of the outing. I had to actually because I owe myself one. I can't be going through all this Monday to Friday same old routine and not treat myself to something different on my birthday.
Speaking of treat! I mentioned here that I have a sweet tooth. I've been craving ice cream and cupcakes for a while and even though I kept telling myself I'd go and get it, I never did. No other day would have been more appropriate so I had a dessert of_ice cream and red velvet cake_.


I was in a fix on what to wear because like I stated already, I wasn't feeling too excited about the whole birthday thingy. It's not a rule but I think most people have been stereotyped into believing you should wear a gown on your birthday (I might be one of them). I was looking for something simple that would say 'It's Monday, I'm ready for work' and also 'Hey, it's my birthday' I eventually settled for a black top, blue jeans and a slip-on because no matter how fashion oriented I think I am not, I know you can never go wrong with a black top and blue jean.
My extras were a long dangling chain and a tiny one. Oh, I forgot to mention a smile.
Ignore the wiidee smile. 
I didn't even draw my brows not like it's compulsory to do so but you should just look different on your birthday (Another stereotype huh) which is why I opted for a red lipstick and not the everyday purple. I had my natural hair on too. I planned to do something to it at the hairdressers' but rain fell and we all know what happens to power supply when there's rainfall in Nigeria so I just had to style it some way.


It's my first birthday as a 'blogger' and while things are not how I envisaged it would be, I know it'll only get better and I'll someday write about it.
All in all, it was a great day and I'm thankful for all the wonderful people in my life. Here's to a better 365 days for me, long life and God's blessings . xxx.
Love and Care.
LLB.

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  1. I almost didn't comment because I'm a guy. But nah, I like your blog. It's real and down to earth. By the way, happy birthday in arias.
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  2. Aww. Thanks Leo. I hope to see more of you.

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  3. Yayyy! You changed your blog theme....pretty nice!
    And happy birthday dearie...I see you had a great time and you look beautiful :)
    Xx...

    www.beautifullyjune.blogspot.com‎ 

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  4. I didn't change it oh but thanks. Yes, I did. Thanks dear

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  5. Happy belated birthday dear...More blessings

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