In light of it being my 22nd birthday today, I thought a little post about my past birthdays would be fun. Finding these pictures was both fun and scary (the teenage years especially) and I couldn't have done it without the help of my mom who looked for all these baby pictures that were hidden in boxes at home in America (thanks mom).
October 23, 1996
october 23, 1997
october 23, 1998
october 23, 1999
4 years of putting my hands in the cake and still going strong! (mom doesn't seem so psyched about it though) Also, I have such a cool family for dressing up as these Belgian cartoon characters for my birthday party that year. Still wondering why most of these kids look extremely terrified though...
october 23, 2000
october 23, 2001
My brother seems more excited about my 6th birthday than I do. Also, I don't know what I have on my head-- best to just ignore it. This is the year where I looked like a boy more than ever before; amazing haircut.
october 23, 2002
october 23, 2003
october 23, 2004
october 23, 2005
october 23, 2006
This year, we moved to Vermont. So again, I had not that many friends yet to have a little 11th birthday party with. I do, however, remember getting a portable DVD player and it was the coolest thing ever (I could lay in my bed at night and watch a movie without anyone knowing!!!). To help you see where I was during the beginning of my awkward teenage years, these were taken during my 6th grade year... (it gets worse).
october 23, 2007
october 23, 2008
october 23, 2009
october 23, 2010
october 23, 2011
october 23, 2012
october 23, 2013
18!!! A legal adult !!!! This year, my birthday was celebrated in France. Because I was studying there for a year, my mom and my brother came to visit me for my birthday. The days before my birthday, my mom, brother, and I drove to different cities and hung out by the coast. We had cake with my family in France on my birthday, and then a couple days later we went to Belgium to celebrate with my family there.
october 23, 2014
october 23, 2015
october 23, 2016
october 23, 2017
Thanks for reading! Hopefully it was kind of entertaining. If not, I am sorry haha. I had a lot of fun looking back at all these birthdays and baby pictures (teenage pictures not so much, though).
Omg hi !! I can't believe I am finally doing this. I have been looking for a creative outlet and a way to share my experiences with whoever wants to listen for such a long time, so I am excited to finally have the guts to start this blog. With this post, I want to introduce myself a little bit incase some people don't really know who I am yet (even though the only people that will be reading this will be my parents so...).
*awkwardly starts writing about herself now*
In 2005, my mom married my stepdad. With this wedding, I knew I would be moving away from my hometown in Belgium and moving to the United States of America, seeing that my stepdad had a company there. By the way, I hate the word 'stepdad' to describe my dad. He is as much of a father to me as my biological dad; however, I will be using 'stepdad' here to keep it simple and understandable. Little did I know that this big move would shape me into the person that I am today.
We lived in Boston, MA for one year until we moved north to Vermont. It took me about 4-5 months to learn English and about 2 years to lose the awful accent.
Therefore, I decided to look for colleges in Belgium. Luckily, I found an international business program that was completely in English (I did not want to study in Dutch) in Antwerp, one of Belgium's best student cities. I was so nervous to make another huge move across the Atlantic, but wow... I am so happy I did.
Today, I am living and studying in Taichung, Taiwan for the upcoming 5 months. Being here has been a lot of fun so far, and I can't wait to see what I will be doing the 5 coming months (definitely a lot of traveling).
What does the future hold? No idea. I don't know if this is just me but I can't figure out what I want to do in one or two years. I guess I will have to wait and see what life throws my way...