A little over a month ago, I turned 32. I usually celebrate the entire month of October. I mean, no one is happier that I’m alive than me. So, I like to make sure I rejoice to the upmost.
This year was the first year that I worked almost everyday of the month… But, as most of you know, I know how to blur the line between work & play…
I finally reached a place in the seniority line-up where I had a set schedule. I could alter my trips & move my days at my leisure. Sure, there were still some factors that came into play when choosing my destinations, but for the most part, I was able to create a wonderful working month for myself.
My work schedule started & ended in the magical city of Amsterdam. It was nice to kick off my birthday month & celebrate my actual birthday in my favorite European city. Between my visits to Holland, I had other working trips to Spain, Italy & Puerto Rico, along with some fun musical events and a lot of fun nights with great people.
I’ll share more stories in future posts, but for now, here are some moments from my special day in Amsterdam…
I had such a beautiful day, roaming the streets, taking picture, answering phone calls & reading messages from loved ones. I even found myself back at the Quartier Putain Coffee Shop, where I first imagined starting this blog… Maybe this photo will look familiar to you.
After all that walking around, I needed some nourishment. I was in the mood for Wok to Walk & treated myself to a take-out birthday dinner. If you’ve never had the pleasure of eating a meal prepared my these artists that stand on display for all, you’re missing out.
The cooks all work in a window facing the street & prepare your food as you order. They stand next to each other, moving in synchronization like a fine symphony. Unfortunately, they don’t allow photos, so, you’ll have to use your imagination…or, pop in your nearest Wok to Walk location.
After eating my deliciously fresh meal, I danced a few calories off with a local friend of mine. Then, I felt 32… It was time to head to bed for a good night’s sleep.
Although I had a wonder time in Amsterdam, I realized one thing about myself: I really enjoy celebrating my birthday with people I love, at home. This was my first birthday away from family & friends & I gotta admit, I missed them.
Stay tuned for more of #30postsin30days. Thanks for reading, everyone!