My 20th Birthday

Heya guys! As much as birthdays can be an awesome time to celebrate one’s coming of age, it can serve as a powerful moment of reflection. On the one hand, I feel like I wanna be a teen forever and live in the somewhat carefree age of doing whatever’s cool and fun. But we all have to grow up. Oh wells, I still have a few more years of ‘teenage-hood’ so I’ll definitely enjoy it while I can. STILL A TEEN.

For my birthday, I decided to keep things simple this year. We cooked our own dinner, made our own citron cake and played some tennis in the evening. For dinner, we prepared a honey lemon chicken roast and rosemary-thyme marinated lamb chops :))

 

As I sit here typing up this post, I think back at what I’ve experienced in the past 20 years…memories of a bygone age and not too distant memories still so real in my mind. I’m lucky to have few regrets. But this is not a time to mull over melancholic times. If anything, birthdays show us that there’s always a road ahead. So remember, whatever you might have been through, whatever storms may have plagued you, and whatever pain or regrets that might have troubled you before…take this special occasion as a hope. May it light the path forward and allow us to become stronger. After all, bad experiences are still experiences right? As for the good things, cherish them and never let them go πŸ™‚

Okay. That was a little bit serious. So here’s a pic of me when I was a little baby hehe πŸ™‚ I’m off to watch the Wimbledon finals on the telly and some House of cards later in the night. Chill days are the best days πŸ˜‰ Β Bonsoir!

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  1. Sam Morton says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAN!! I hope all is well πŸ™‚

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    1. jwforeva says:

      THANKS MAN!! Yup, all’s good! How’s life treating you? And I hope that movie/script thing is coming along well? :))

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  2. Keith says:

    Happy birthday and a wonderful reflection. The stages are pretty incredible especially after you get a few of them behind you. You truly understand how different experiences have shaped you.

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday.

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Thanks man! I did!

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  3. Matt says:

    Happy birthday! I remember having no problem at all turning 20, actually I quite liked it. 22 scared the hell out of me. Until then, I always felt like I was just experimenting with my 20s and if I didn’t like it I could always go back.

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Thanks Matt!! True, I feel like I’m trying out more things than I’ve ever tried in my life. Life fast and uh…stay young. Right? πŸ˜‰

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  4. bloggeray says:

    Happy b’day dude! Best wishes for the year ahead. To be honest, that featured image looked like it was featured in American Pie, if you know what I mean. No offence. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

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  5. katelon says:

    Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a good celebration! Did you help do any of the cooking? Many best wishes for the coming years!

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  6. Wendell says:

    Just the title of this post makes me feel old. I think I have socks that are least 21, lol. Don’t mind me, I’m just an old man giving a young whipper-snapper a hard time. Happy Birthday!

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    1. jwforeva says:

      HAHAHA! Thanks Wendell!

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  7. Happy Happy Birthday! That baby picture is adorable!! In one week, I turn 30!!! It’s hard to believe, right? Cheers!

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    1. jwforeva says:

      😊 😊 Thanks haha!! Oh wow, your birthday’s coming up! Happy Birthday!!! 30! Doesn’t time just fly haha
      Hope your dreams come true πŸ˜€

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  8. Chloe Lauren says:

    OMG! I wish you had told me, I would have done something for it. I’m so sorry. I guess all I can do is say happy birthday now.

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Hey Chlo!! We haven’t talked in a while! Aw,that’s really nice of you,its the thought that counts :)) p.s. Hehe you still can πŸ˜‰

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    2. jwforeva says:

      I’m kiddin’ 😊😊 This already means alot to me. How are you?

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  9. Happy birthday JW! The 20’s are better than the teens

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Thanks Rob! I’m looking forward to it then!

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  10. Ana says:

    Happy birthday and wish you all the best!!!

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Thanks Ana!! Haven’t checked out your posts recently, I’ll get to them I promise!!

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      1. Ana says:

        πŸ™‚ I understand why πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

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  11. emmakwall says:

    Ahhhh! I’m going all silly and girlie over your delightful baby picture, such a cutie pie!!

    I’m glad you had a lovely birthday, you deserve it! Food and tennis sounds fabulous πŸ™‚

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Hehe πŸ‘Ό Yup, I had one simple and chill birthday. Tennis on any occasion makes me happy πŸ™‚

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      1. emmakwall says:

        You play tennis a lot don’t you, that’s great! Did you watch any of the Wimbledon coverage?

        I LOVE simple, chill birthdays. All I want to do on my birthday is……..nothing! πŸ™‚

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      2. jwforeva says:

        I did! Until my man Fed lost in the semi-finals…SO…CLOSE. I was just too upset to watch the finals after that haha
        Have you played tennis?
        “Don’t feel like picking up the phone, so leave the message at the tone, coz today I don’t feel like doing anything, nothing at allllll”

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      3. emmakwall says:

        “Cos today I don’t feel like doing anything, nothing at all….” haha! I’ve got that song in my head now πŸ™‚ we can definitely appreciate those lyrics!

        I played tennis a little when I was younger but I’m sooo lazy now I’m older lol, I certainly don’t do any competitive or spectator sport. I walk. That’s about it!

        I don’t blame you! Poor Fed!

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  12. Happy belated birthday JW! Hope you had an amazing one! πŸ™‚

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Thanks Anna!! :))

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