“I’m an adult.” I feel like a liar saying it and guilty when I hear it from others. Of course, if I had been born earlier in this century I might be raising a family by now, but thank goodness I wasn’t. At 18 I’m not an adult, but at the beginning of my adult life. Its a scary thought, but also an empowering one because it means that I have the power to shape my future. Where will I be in ten years, I have no idea. Where will I be living and who will be in my life? Also no idea. But thats part of the allure, the charm if you will, of growing up. There are so many possibilities and so many opportunities. I’m ready to jump into it all.
Turning 18 really emphasized the fact that I am at the beginning. What I do from now, all the decisions I make will impact my future. The university I get into (please please please please get into my top choice!!!) will determine where I’ll live and who I’ll be with for the next four years. FOUR years! On the large scale of things that seems like nothing, but my god this year alone feels like 10 years! Four years is like from year 10 to IB2, which has practically been the most important part of my childhood.
I’m so grateful for everything that has happened so far in my life and all the people that have been there to impact it. Its a weird realization, but I wouldn’t be a completely different person if it wasn’t for Oslo International School. My friends have let me become a person who “works hard, plays hard” (I am such a clique- I can’t believe I just quoted that). You guys are the best and I’m so lucky to have such a great group of friends. All the birthday cards I got made me cry. When I need strength I’ll look at them. Thank you so much for making my 18th birthday an unforgettable one!
Lots and lots of people are missing from these pictures (Anna, I’m looking at you!), but they were still here and in my heart. Hope you had fun :)
As for the fashion aspect of it all, I was lucky enough to wear this maxi sequin Missoni dress! I paired it with some gorgeous heels from Stuart Weizmann that are strappy, gold(ish) and have 1 cm squared gems aligned on the straps.Sorry for the grainy quality, but the white balance of this picture was completely messed up so I tried to save it as best I could. Sitting here with with lovely Ada.And may I just mention that the food was catered by Ampy Heiman, a Texan living in Oslo. If anyone wants her contact info just let me know :) Common, who could resist munching on this food all night (as I did…) <3 Krister was the only one who wanted to be in a picture with me… Cupcakes made by Taylor and I. We’re aspiring to become domestic housewives and make cupcakes for our rich & fat husbands all day. Problem is we would eat the cupcakes, and then we would be the one getting fat. Hmmm nope that can’t do! ;) Just to end the blog post with a picture of Taylor and I
stuffing ourselves eating in the background. Haha its a great picture of the guys, but I totally ruined it for them!
It feels really surreal being 18. Then again, buying wine at the wine monopoly felt quit real, and my god what I great feeling to whip out my passport!
As a lot of my friends told me, I’ve been 18 for a while. I’m ready to embrace it and make the most of it.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures!