I have left my teens behind, I am no longer attached to being called a teenager. I am now “properly” an adult. Turning twenty years old did actually hit hard a little because it’s such a milestone, like, okay it’s not 21 but you’re leaving the teens behind. I’m still young but the number itself definitely makes me feel so much older. So yeah, I turned twenty this week. Here’s how I spent my birthday.
Back in October, I decided I wanted a birthday to remember. I wanted to spend it with someone important to me, and I wanted to do it in a way that me a few years ago would never have imagined. So I booked a flight to Lisbon. Flying alone is scary enough, flying alone when you’re me is even worse. Last time I was on an airplane I threw up all over the place and really embarrassed myself, so this time I was praying for a normal, none-pukey journey.
I arrived on the 9th, the day before my birthday, since I didn’t want to be on a nearly three hour flight on the actual day of my twentieth.
I have to say it: I hate Manchester Airport. I couldn’t believe how unorganised it was and how all over the place the entire check in and security process was, but honestly if that was the worst thing that was going to happen I didn’t really care.
The plane journey wasn’t so bad either, it felt like it was taking forever but that was probably because I was also super eager to land.
Sunday, 10th December
My birthday was very chilled. We began the day just hanging out in the apartment, and later on in the afternoon we decided to go shopping for a couple of hours in what used to be Europes biggest shopping mall (fact courtesy of Pedro), I ended up doing more Christmas shopping than self-shopping but I did treat myself to some new makeup.
I took my birthday cards with me, and opened them on the day and to be honest Pedro seemed more interested in opening them than I did, but it was nice to read the cards from my family on my actual birthday, and gave the birthday-feeling a little more existence.
It’s also funny how when you get older, the quantity of cards decreases, but this worked out in my favour anyway since I didn’t want to take hundreds of cards away with me anyway.
We went around Lisbon
We did a little sight seeing, Pedro showed me around Downtown Lisbon a little and we went and grabbed something to eat at a Chinese, and I also expressed wanting to eat a cupcake. He was pretty adamant on finding me one, but even though we couldn’t, we did find a chocolate cake that looked pretty tasty.
And in all of his ~cuteness~ he surprised me by lighting candles on the cake whilst I was in the other room. It was pretty funny though since I hate being sung Happy Birthday to, with a passion, so he just had to ask me to blow the candles out, which I can really appreciate, and it was a thoughtful thing to do.
Lisbon is a real pretty city, and all of the Christmas lights and decorations were seriously adorable, makes my cities lights look a bit naff actually. My birthday was very special this year, I had a really great day and I honestly can’t believe that my teen years have come to a close.
I definitely won’t miss being a teenager, and I’m quite looking forward to seeing what my twenties has in store for me now, hopefully it’ll be a lot of fun.