aishajamil

Happy Birthday to Me!

In 2010 on May 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm

 

Everyone that knows me that I love birthdays. They give people a chance to hang out, spend time together, give gifts and (my most favorite part) be nice to you.

Now, if someone isn’t nice to you on your birthday, then they are just a ****. Insert word of choice there.

What is so drastic about turning a year older? Some may even argue that it is depressing being a year closer to death.

I look at it the other way — it is another year that you have beat death altogether and that is why we are celebrating it.

Anywho, turning 20 has a certain magic or weirdness to it. You suddenly feel so old. No more teenage things like skipping classes, driving forhours blasting inappropriate music, watching High School Musical or pretending to be a rebel to look badass. Not that I ever did any of those things. Instead, you are now gearing towards the end of your institutional education; there are no more excuses for immaturity and certainly, there is no tolerance for being irresponsible.

But in honor of turning twenty, I have decided to share ten life lessons I have learned in these two decades. 

10. Never try to smell a lighter by lighting it and inhaling it directly into your nose. YOUR NOSE WILL CATCH ON FIRE.

9. Do NOT go to Bunnyman Bridge on Halloween. COPS WILL FOLLOW YOU.

8. Dancing is AWESOME. DO IT whether you know how to or not.

7. NEVER use spray-on tans unless you want your legs looking like an orange zebra.

6. Don’t be afraid to meet new people. They are not as scary as you might think.

5. Learn how to laugh at yourself before anyone else does. Life is easier that way…and funnier.

4. Forgive.

3. When compromising, do not compromise your dignity.

2. Do not take everything so seriously. Everything is not LIFE or DEATH.

1. Love yourself first and foremost. You are all you got.

And as I sit here writing this blog, the clock strikes midnight and I realize that in reality, nothing has changed. I did not grow wrinkles or gain twenty pounds or even find myself amidst having kids. Surprisingly, I am still the same. I am still Aisha.

Happy Sailing.

time flies by.

 

 

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  1. Amen sista. I love you & happy birthday.

    • thanks girl. i should add to the list of lessons learned : ALWAYS make a ‘mexican’ friend like you to make me laugh so much. i love youuuu.

  2. Happy Birthday Babi. I am blessed to have a sister like you and I love you dearly. I am very proud of who you have become and I am very proud of the way you have carried yourself all these years. Have a lot of fun, enjoy your day and your list has helped me go through a rough morning so Thank you!

    Love, N

  3. From your own blog….”Do not take everything so seriously. Everything is not LIFE or DEATH.”…….Enjoy 🙂

  4. Don’t be afraid to meet new people. They are not as scary as you might think.

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