I am a woman on a mission.
In less than a month, I am celebrating a milestone in my life. My 25th birthday, to be exact. Yes, in just 27 days, I am turning the big 2-5 and I honestly cannot wait until I do. Some say that turning silver isn't really that big of a deal. Well, I'm not some of those people and for me, it is a big deal.
Let me tell you why...
After work, I went out with a very good friend of mine, Tracy. We decided to meet up in SM Mall of Asia and just hung out. After going around the mall, we ate dinner at Gumbo and talked about what we usually talk about -- our love lives. Well, more specifically, her love life and my lack of it. At that time, there was a band playing. They're called Rewind and they're playlist were songs from the '90s and early '00s. And by some twist of faith, Tracy managed to convince me to go and sing with the band. I tell you I was almost blacking out, I couldn't even remember how I got up on stage with the band.
I was able to sing two songs. A miracle, considering I'm just supposed to sing one. The first song was Monica's "Angel of Mine". At first I was really scared. But as the band kept on playing, I was able to find my rhythm and was able to sing. It was like an adrenaline rush for me. And when the crowd applauded after I sang, it felt really, really good. And they asked an encore. So for the second song, I sang The Braxtons' "I'd Still Say Yes". It's one of my all time favorites! And singing it just made me feel somehow special.
At one point during that time, I realized how much I've done and how much I still want to do when I turn a year older. I'm turning 25... And I want to celebrate 25 years of my being happy... 25 years of living a happy life.
I realized I wanted to celebrate my birthday with a party -- share that one moment with dearest friends. I don't need to spend so much for a big party. I just want to be with the people I love and let them know how much I appreciate them for being with me throughout the years.
Yes, I am a woman on a mission.
On a mission to have a party to celebrate my 25th birthday!
The countdown begins!