It really was a great birthday, and I'm so happy that I got to share it with my amazing group of friends up here in Boston! Of course, I am also PSYCHED that I'll be home for Christmas this year and will also get to celebrate being 21 with all my Missouri friends! The fact that bestie, Maggie is making me a memory book (in place of the traditional shot book) for my birthday is absolutely amazing and I could not be more grateful! I had my friends from up here contribute and well as my friends and family from home, so it should provide for a very interesting and eclectic book! I can't wait!
Unfortunately, the night of my birthday was the last night (aside from MAYBE New Years Eve) that I will be drinking until after I compete in the Cutler Classic here in Boston in May. The reason I'm getting extremely strict with my diet starting now is because Steffi Harvey has been gracious enough to offer to be my photoshoot sponsor and to do a shoot while I'm home for Christmas. This means that i'll need to be in show-ready shape by the time I get home in 2 weeks! I'll give more details on the shoot once we have the chance to discuss it more in-depth, but it's going to be an old school retro look!
Getting back to my birthday though, we started Saturday evening by partying in the community room of my apartment building. We ordered pizzas, binge drank and played games! Of course, I wasn't actually 21 until midnight Saturday/Sunday, so we had to wait to head to the bars until about 11:30. I am happy to say that I managed to make it through the entire night staying somewhat coherent, which is pretty impressive considering how early we started and taking into consideration my low tolerance! We ended up at Ned Divine's in Faneuil Hall and stayed there until the bars closed (which was only 2 hours after we got there), but it was still well worth it and made for a very memorable night!
Julianna (peanut butter) and Tori were my amazing party planners, and created a checklist for me that I had to complete by the end of the night. It had silly and ridiculous tasks like: kiss a ginger, take 21 selfless with strangers, dance on a table, take a picture with a cop etc. I didn't even come close to completing it, BUT I did get all the selfies….so most of the pictures I found on my phone the next day were of me insanely smiling with random strangers….hahahha they're pretty amazing!