Turning 23 has been a daunting feeling for me, but I have been constantly reminding myself that age is only a number. As scary as the idea of being in your twenties is, I continue to live my life as positively as I want it to be, taking the steps to grown and learn from everything. My birthday has given me the opportunity to realize how thankful I am for the people who continue to follow me throughout the so called adventurous life I like to lead.
My birthday weekend was just the right kind of celebration for me. On my birthday (Thursday, Sept 18th), a few good friends and I got to see Clean Bandit in concert at the 9:30 Club. Think electronic music meets classical (the two completely opposite genres clash for the greater good! We ended our night with pizza from &Pizza and dessert/milkshakes from The Diner. A birthday celebration isn’t complete without fatty food and milkshakes.
The celebration continued during the weekend with some more friends as I got to get brunch at my new favorite spot, Founding Farmers. Then, the DC tourist in me got the chance to head back to the National Gallery of Art (last summer was the most recent time I had gone), and there was a fantastic gallery by Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In. The concept of the gallery was all focused on windows – with various setting locations, isolated views, and how the idea of a window concept draws so much elegance and peace.
It was a memorable birthday weekend, and I thank all the friends and family flooded me with wishes. Living in DC has been a blessing, and I’m so thrilled to see what 23 has in store for me.