Let's start at my 21st birthday.
I wanted everyone to wear black and white, and I would stand out in some awesomely bright colour like pink or yellow.. but then I found my dress and it was love at first sight. I still have it, but Zeus knows I don't fit in it.
And yes, I wore a tiara and had disney cups at my 21st birthday. It was held at my
I felt kind of sorry for the American girl at work that seemed lonely. She was very nice and so beautiful and I wanted to be her friend. So I invited her, and we learned how to make '21' with our fingers. See below.
After I discovered how awesome she was, I invited her out next time I went out with some friends. I told my friends to be nice to her, she was American, and very sweet.
I didn't need to, because they all absolutely adored her and she quickly became a regular when we went out, and soon you never saw me without her.
As corny and cliche as this will sound, I never had a best friend before this girl. I had friends, I had good friends - but I never had such a best friend that I didn't know I was missing out on until I met her. I learned what a best friend was and how much I needed one.
Being from KY, my bestie missed the fun of horse races and wanted to go. So we went. And then we went a lot. There is like a whole season at home, every weekend people go to the races. I reckon we went about once a month.
I discovered the awesomeness that is beer (by being introduced to the awesomeness that is beer pong)
I learned that I am not a fan of moet.
Tequila is never a good idea.
But a jug of alcohol is a bloody brilliant idea.
Wow, I drank a lot of alcohol at 21 & 22.
I saw (fake) snow for the first time and tried my hand at snowboarding. I knew skiing and I would not go hand in hand, and I actually had a ton of fun snowboarding.
I learned that I am not a very good dancer but I really enjoy it, especially with my buddy alcohol.
I learned that getting ready and it taking 3-4 hours is the best part of going out
|I HATED that haircut. Literally, tears.|
I went to my first country concert. Country is not big at home, at all, at all at all so this was a big deal. It was one of the best nights of my life. It was Brooks & Dunn with Dierks Bentley and we were the only girls there in blue jeans and white tank tops.. we were pretty far away but he spotted us dancing and said 'I see my white tank top army up there' and we screamed like.. well fangirls.
I had a little going away party because I was going to the US for like a month. So many people came out to celebrate with me, and it was an excuse to drink and dance. But I felt really, really loved.
I went to the US for the first time! I had dreamed about this for so long... It was everything I dreamed and more, I couldn't wait to go back.
I had never celebrated NYE in the city before, because aint nobody crazy like that, but who moves to Sydney from KY and doesn't celebrate NYE in one of the top places in the world to spend NYE? We made it happen, and it was awesome.
But my American friend was missing her America. We had one more fabulous night out for old times sake.
To say I was upset is a massive understatement.
What was your life like at that age?