Turning 24

On Friday I turned 24. I was in Neum, spending four days on the beach with friends. It was a good day – sun, water, wine, and good food. It was also the first birthday I’ve ever spent away from my family. For the last few weeks I was a little nervous about being away for my birthday. I kind of expected that I would be really sad on the day of, and that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy myself. I’m really glad that this wasn’t the case. The girls I was with are awesome. We rented a paddleboat WITH A SLIDE ON IT and they surprised me with a cake made of a few of my favorite things. I laughed all day long and went to sleep happy. 



Vacations are always exhausting for me. I have a great time for as long as I’m away, but as soon as it’s time to go home, I am absolutely ready. And this vacation was no different. By Sunday morning, I was anxious to get on the 2 o’clock bus and head back home. Home to Sarajevo. I was so relieved to walk back into the hostel, drop my bags on the floor of my room, and curl up in my bed.  

It was kind of a funny moment to catch myself thinking of Sarajevo as home and not just somewhere I’m visiting. By the end of this week, I’ll have been here for one month. I’m always going to remember this last weekend for all sorts of geeky and comedic reasons, but also because it was the moment when I realized I have a life in Sarajevo that I love. 


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s