Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pink Champagne

Tomorrow at exactly 6:45 p.m. I will officially be 24 years old. Obviously tomorrow is Sunday, so I won't be partying too hard {HaHa} which is why I celebrated last night with some of my closest friends. I went to my friend V's house yesterday afternoon, and our friends L & T were there. We sat on the back deck and talked while enjoying a few beers. Then V asked me what I wanted to drink. I knew better than to get anything hard, because I really didn't feel like sitting in a corner SOBBING about how horrible life is {which is ALWAYS what I do if I drink whiskey, vodka, etc.} It's my birthday & by gosh I wanted to be happy and celebrate with my good friends......not cry! So, I decided on champagne because it always makes me feel a little silly. {Plus I like how bubbly it is!} L & I went to get the drinks and when we got there & were looking at all the choices, I decided I wanted pink champagne. A.) Because I had never had it, but always wanted to try it & B.) Because it just seemed like a drink you would celebrate with. "Hey! It's Chianne's birthday, lets celebrate with some pink champagne!" HaHa! I think the rule last night was "The Birthday Girl's cup always has to be filled." As soon as I would finish a glass, someone was up pouring me another! {I didn't complain though! In fact, I didn't complain much about ANYTHING last night HaHa!} We then watched the movie "Bridesmaids" and oh my goodness.....if you haven't seen it yet WATCH IT NOW! It's so hilarious! Definitely a good movie to watch with all your best girls! I ended up crashing on V's couch for the night & woke up early this morning to have some coffee with the girls. It was a PERFECT night!

As I am sitting here drinking my home-made mocha coconut frap. I can't help but think about all the things my 23rd year brought. Even though the past few years have been tough, I am very thankful for everything in my life. I mean, I graduated college & got my license to teach in my 23rd year. For the most part, I have been healthy. I have made some new, life-long friends in my 23rd year. I met the most amazing kids on earth {while student teaching} in my 23rd year. There have been up's and downs throughout the whole year, but I am very thankful for EVERYTHING that's happened because I know it's all part of a plan that's bigger than me and more wonderful than I could ever imagine....His plan. Where I am right now in my life is right where He wants me to be. I know there are so many wonderful things coming my way, because I have given EVERYTHING up to Him......and He will provide.  (:

God has put it on my heart that I need to take better care of myself. {Physically, spiritually, and emotionally}. I have mentioned that I have been going to church and that has helped me so much, but I need to be doing something for my body. That's why this coming week, I will begin a new {healthy} way of living. I have all my meals planned out, as well as my workouts. I will be working out with weights again {which I LOVE} and doing Zumba. I know that for the first few days, it's going to be tough because I am so out of shape, but it will be well worth it. I know I will feel so much better {and look better!} and when I feel good physically, I know I will feel good emotionally. Plus exercising makes you happy! (:  And I so want to be a truly happy and healthy person. Please pray that I am able to stick with this and make some positive changes in my life.


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