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Here are the photos from my week long Birthday 🎂 extravaganza. Swipe through to the end, I get sung happy birthday not once, but twice 😂 And, I pause to make a little wish. Can you guess what it was?
Birthdays in my family were always a celebration. We never got huge parties or anything like that, but the day was filled with boxed cake, candles, and ice cream from the tub and laughs.
My sister called me up last minute. “I’m buying you a ticket back home for your birthday.” I protested. A lot. I don’t like when people go out of their way to get me things. I was totally fine with birthday wishes over the phone. If I had it, then I would’ve bought the ticket myself. “Amerra,” she yelled. “I’m getting you a ticket home.” I have a hard time asking for things. Like I hate it. I feel like I should be capable to get it done, get it myself. Be independent.
I’m always in awe of the people around me now because a long time ago, I didn’t have people show up for me, support me. I’d always be the one to offer a helping hand, but when I needed, no one was around.
The fact that everyone came to see me last minute and during the weekday meant a lot to me. I know folks were tired.
To all the people who bought a shirt, my book, sent me little gifts and messages, and graced me with their precious time, Thank You ☺️ so fuckin much.
Do you have an issue with asking for or accepting help? What’s the best birthday memory you have? And, what advice would you give about living life in your 30’s to the rest of us? Let’s chat. P.S. Yes, I wore all-white to mourn the wedding I never had *Tongue pop* 😂
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