Thirty-three years ago, on August 4th, yours truly came into the world kicking and screaming. Thirty-three years later, I’m still kicking and screaming.
I think there’s a pattern here.
At least I’m consistent.
This year I celebrated my 33rd birthday in St. Thomas, USVI and it was definitely the best birthday I’ve had as of yet. The island of St. Thomas is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been thus far, it also helped that the company I had there was great as well. The trip was definitely about as spur of the moment as you could have gotten and I’m glad I followed my gut instinct and went. I was able to catch up with an old friend from high school and attend one of the most beautiful weddings ever.
What amazed me was how people we came across who were from the states, that once after they visited St. Thomas, they came back home, quit their jobs and moved to the island. Everyone from the computer engineer from Atlanta, to the accountant from Chicago, who are now working as waiters & bartenders, couldn’t stop talking about how great their time has been living in St. Thomas. It definitely put a few ideas in my head.
My four days were spent in the sun, drinking and laying out at the pool and beach. I think I’ve gotten about 4 shades browner, in the process, the tan lines are something serious and the contrast is amazing. The time I spent there definitely felt as if it flew by way to fast. Next thing I realized, we were at the airport in St. Thomas, Wednesday afternoon, waiting for our flight, which was about 5 hours delayed. Thursday afternoon, when I stepped off of the plane at Thurgood Marshall Airport, reality struck, and my whole demeanor changed, within seconds. The sun was gone, and it was replaced by clouds. The laid back atmosphere, that is St. Thomas, was replaced by the hustle and bustle of the DMV area.
So now I’m back to the realities of my world:
I’m quite tired of the DMV area, but I can’t see myself moving anytime soon.
I’m contemplating leaving my job, due to a change in management & departments.
I need to get rid of the extra pounds I’ve put on these past couple of months (damn my favorite skinny jeans are fitting a little bit too tight)
I owe several friends in the NYC/NJ/CT area a visit, hopefully it’ll happen by the end of the month.
My hair is growing out of control, so I think it’s time to loc it down.
I guess, looking at that list, things could actually be worst, so let me stop complaining and rambling. I want to thank everyone on Twitter, Facebook and my friends, who sent “Happy Birthday” messages/emails/tweets/etc..etc.! I definitely appreciated it!