I can easily say this was one of my best birthday celebrations. I’ve never really been one to host a party so all I do on my birthday is spoil myself and expect presents ofcourse.
For the first time I got presents from my birthday wishlist. Like my friends actually listened to me and surprised me! Honestly, I’m surrounded by the sweetest people and what warmed my heart the most was the obvious thoughtfulness that went into getting me those presents.
I posted an unboxing video of my presents on my IGTV so if you haven’t seen it already, check it out here.
Bucket List Review
I had fun trying to do all the things on my list but I wasn’t able to do all of them because life happened and I later realized that I wasn’t ready for some adventures.
So first, let’s have a quick look at the list once again to see the items I crossed out:
- Get a Tattoo
Volunteer for a cause
- Sing at a karaoke bar
Wear colored hair Go to the movies alone Try a new dish Get a full body massage
- Go on a solo trip
- Take a day off social media
- Learn how to make a new dish
Meet Atleast three ofmy online friends
Volunteer for a cause
I volunteered to join “We Just Came to Give: The Donation Drive”- a team of young, vibrant youths trying to help the kids in two missionary charities in the outskirts of Abuja – Anawim Homes and Christ Treasured Royal Orphanage. We’re currently receiving donations and will be visiting them at the end of the month.
Wear Colored Hair
So this was almost an epic fail. I’m very scared of dyeing my natural hair so I decided to dye one of my old wigs. I opted for Red color but the color didn’t come out as bright as I wanted. I got lots of compliments when I wore it out though so I guess it wasn’t a fail after all. I’ll post a video of the entire process on my Instagram soon.
Go to the movies alone
This was pretty easy to achieve. I chose to go to the cinema on a weekday to avoid a crowded hall and I saw the movie “What Men Want”.
Try a new dish
It’s funny how I eat out a lot yet I always fail to try a new meal. I tried the Kung Pao Chicken at Honey Abuja and I absolutely loved it. So it’s a mix of spicy chicken and peanuts with large peppers. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get good pictures of it.
Get a full body massage
This was my favorite of all the things I did on my list. I had a spa appointment a day to my birthday at LizAffair Beauty Spa. This was my first spa trip and I really wasn’t sure what to expect but I did call to confirm they had a female masseuse present for my appointment (this is gist for another day). I had the relaxation massage which I really enjoyed except for the fact that I am very ticklish so I couldn’t stay still most of the time. I bet the lady would’ve loved to just tie me down. *lmao*
Guys! I never knew kayaking could be so much fun. I visited Kayak Abuja with my friend Eva who agreed to try kayaking for the first time too (more like I dragged her there). It was all fun and games until she asked if I’ve seen the movie “Anaconda” while we were at the middle of nowhere with our amateur rowing skills. We actually got out of the water before our one hour elapsed. Watch the video here
Meet Atleast three of my online friends
This was supposed to be quite easy as I haven’t met a lot of people in Abuja but I only got to meet two people. I met Fisayo of Fisayoade.com at my ICAN lecture center and coincidentally we are in the same class. Our meeting wasn’t planned at all, we just happened to get lunch from the same place during one of our breaks and we got talking. I also met the sweetheart in the picture above. Her name is Cece and she’s a Beauty and Lifestyle Creative on Instagram. We actually planned a proper date and I just loved how our crazies match. We literally started taking pictures after our first hug #photobestie. Oh and we had matching outfits totally unplanned.
I think I should still go ahead and do the rest and maybe even add more because I had fun doing this. Hope you enjoyed reading and please subscribe, like, comment and share.
Have you ever made a bucket list? If yes, how did it go?