HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!
I wish I could tell you I went crazy this weekend, partying it up and celebrating being a quarter of a century, but that’s a lie. I actually had a pretty mellow weekend. I went out to dinner with my family and Jon on Friday, and afterward, we went bowling. It was the first time that all of us had been bowling together, and it was a lot of fun. I love bowling even though I’m horrid at it. We managed to get two games in, and unfortunately, Jon won both of them. In our defense, he took a bowling class in college, so his score shouldn’t even count.
|Glow bowling with red and green lights cause Christmas.|
I spent the rest of the weekend being pampered by Jon. I seriously am so lucky to have a guy as amazing as him to call my boyfriend. He’s my forever, and I’m excited to spend the rest of my life with him. We went shopping on Saturday and ate some sushi (aka my favorite food) at Hana. Then we spent the night doing Christmas-y things: wrapping presents, hanging up the stockings, watching Christmas with the Kranks.
For the record, Jon hates doing Christmas things, so I took advantage of my birthday weekend to get him to do Christmas things with me. Yesterday, he brought me breakfast in bed, and we had an overall lazy day. It was perfect.
24 was a pretty good year for me. Shall we relive?
I adopted Molly, and it was pretty much the best decision I ever made. She’s brought so much happiness into my life, and I’m happy I was able to do the same for her. She’s come out of her shell so much since I adopted her, and I love discovering different things about her personality everyday.
January was also a major month for my blog, because I changed my name from d’Asti at Tiffany’s to Endless Bliss. I definitely think the change had a positive impact on my blog, and I can’t imagine it being named anything else.
This month was full of love, not only because of Valentine’s Day, but also because of Jon’s birthday. We were still in a short distance relationship, living an hour away from each other, but Jon and I were able to see each other a lot in February, which I was so grateful for. One of my favorite days was when we celebrated Mardi Gras together. That was so much fun!
Happy birthday to my handsome boyfriend who loves me at my weirdest, laughs at me at my silliest, pretends to understand me and accepts that my puppy gets more attention than him. And of course, happy birthday to his twin who thinks I'm prettier than Jon. Now you're both old like me! #picstitch #birthday #twins #24 ?????
March was an exciting month for me at work. Both of our hotels won awards from the brand, and I was tasked with putting together a last minute party for the entire staff to celebrate. It was stressful and fun, but I think everyone had a fun time. I also threw a surprise party for my co-worker’s partner, and it was a success! Special shout-out to Pinterest for giving me so many ideas.
I moved out of the apartment with my friend, Amanda, and into Jon’s and my first apartment together. I lived by myself for a month before Jon moved in with me. It was an adjustment for Molly, but she loved having a yard to run around in.
|…or to sunbathe in.|
Also, my sister went to senior prom, and I felt really old. She looked gorgeous though.
Speaking of sister, she graduated from high school, and my brother came into town for the occasion. He works as a fireman in the Air Force, and he’s currently stationed in Hawaii. It’s been years since I’ve seen him and even longer than that since all three of my mom’s kids have been altogether, so it was a very special few days filled with so much bliss. This was also the first time Jon and my brother met, so huge deal.
|We’re a pretty short family.|
Jon moved in with me, and we were officially living together this month. It was the start of a fun adventure and a huge step in our relationship.
Also, my girls and I took our annual vacation to Gulf Shores. It was a blissful few days of toes in the sand and Strawberitas in my hand.
EUROPE! Sister and I embarked on our European adventure. Every second was amazing, and I’m ready to take another international vaca ASAP!
This was a hard month for me, only because it was hard for me to get back to reality after being in Europe for two weeks, but I tuckered on. I was in a parade with puppets created by Wayne White, which was so much fun, but also hurt my arms.
I took my first real trip to New Orleans, which also happened to be my first ever business trip. I gave a presentation on social media and explored the streets of New Orleans.
Walked out of my presentation like pic.twitter.com/NCE8ccLdUU
— Tiffany Khyla (@tiffanykhyla) August 6, 2014
I also got a haircut, which is only monumental because it was my first ever so-called “trendy” haircut, and I cut A TON of hair off. Writing this reminds me that I really need to get another haircut, because now it’s growing out of whack.
I competed in the Office Olympics with my job, and we got “Dead Ass Last.” In our defense, we got there late because no one ever sent us any emails or paperwork, and we missed our first event. I also bought a record player, which I bought on the day I found out that Blogcation was canceled. I used some of the money that was supposed to go to that endeavor.
I went on a road trip with my sister, and our first stop was to Austin. We went to the Texas Teen Book Festival, our second year in a row doing so. I met some of my favorite authors and learned so much. It fueled my passion for writing and got me excited to write my first novel. I also got to meet up with one of my friends from a camp I worked at a few years ago. It was such a fun and hilarious reunion.
Our second stop was to Dallas where we went to our first ComicCon and met James and Oliver Phelps. Pretty much the best day ever.
Speaking of writing, I finished my first novel thanks to NaNoWriMo. I still have yet to read through the whole thing, but once I do pick it up again, I’m hoping to work towards getting an agent and looking at publishing options.
— Tiffany Khyla (@tiffanykhyla) November 26, 2014
I had a lovely Thanksgiving with my family, and I also hosted my first ever Friendsgiving, which was a lot of fun. We had a ton of delicious food.
Still happening, but I’ll let you know.
After reliving the year through this post, I must say that 24 was an awesome age filled with lots of fun adventures. I hope to go on so many more adventures as a 25-year-old, starting with Supernatural Con in Houston next month.
How did you celebrate your birthday this year?