Birthday Weekend in Malta
This past month, I turned T-W-E-N-T-Y–F-O-U-R!!!!! WHAT THE HECK?! When did I become an actual real life adult? I literally have no excuses anymore. I can’t even say that I’m a college student. Crap..
I know that 24 is still relatively very young, but I always thought that by my mid-twenties, I’d have life figured out. I thought I’d be working my dream job or finishing up my master’s degree for a field that I’m absolutely passionate about.
Obviously, things didn’t go quite as planned, but I will have to say, that my life right now surpasses any expectations I may have had as a child/teenager. I’ve found that person that my heart adores. He gets me in ways that no one else ever has. I am travelling around the world the way that I’ve always wanted. I’m living in a different country (Thank goodness, because America seems to be going to shit these days with President Trump. Germans seem to do most things better, from my observations.)
For my birthday weekend, I met up with a childhood friend that happened to be travelling around Europe. I somehow convinced her to visit Malta with me, and we had such a blast! We stayed in Malta’s northernmost island, called Gozo and had an adventure-packed weekend, complete with scuba diving, parasailing, cliff jumping (sort of… LOL), swimming through caves, and of course some laying out on the beach. We were just a short ferry ride away from Comino, famous for its blue lagoon.
How should I even START to describe Malta? The water was crystal clear, and as blue as can be. Buildings are made of a white stone, that brings out the beautiful color of the ocean even more. The weather was perfect and sunny every day. People were friendly, the wine was cheap and abundant, and we stayed in an airBNB that was just a short walk from this beautiful red-sand beach called San Blas.
Randy was away for training, but I wish he could have celebrated with me also. After getting back from Malta, I got together with a group of friends that I’d met in Germany and had a birthday dinner in town. There is this amazing Spanish steak restaurant in Weiden called Genusswerk Bodega, where they actually have thick beef steaks (not pork, like everywhere else in Germany). Christa made a homemade cheesecake (which I didn’t take a picture of, but wish I had) that was insanely delicious! The whole evening was so special, and I’m forever grateful for all of these amazing people that I’ve met during my short time in Germany.
Thank you to everyone that wished me a happy birthday either over the phone, on facebook, or in person. I am beyond blessed to have all of you guys in my life!