A Black and Gold Celebration: My Birthday

I turned 22 in January, but here I am updating in May! Things have been crazy since year 2018 started and I finally have time to update now that things are starting to slow down a bit. I graduated college (another post on that soon) and had so many crazy experiences (going to the emergency room twice) and so much more. It's already been the best year of my life by far. I wish I could go back in time and tell my younger self that this was going to be my life. I wouldn't believe a word of it. Isn't amazing to think that the best memories of your life haven't even happened yet? We're almost halfway through 2018 and I am feeling so blessed.

My 22nd birthday was one of the best days. The days leading up to it were extremely stressful because I wanted everything to be perfect. Party planning is not easy. The catering, photography, decorations, drinks, invitations, RSVPs, venue, etc. I was so scared that nobody was going to come. 86 people ended up coming to my birthday! My friends from home, from Santa Barbara, from church, and USC all came together for this special night. I have so many different friends from different walks of life and it was the first time to see them all in one room together. It made me realize how much I have changed over the years, but there were still so many people who love me and care for me. The venue, which was the clubhouse of my friend's apartment, was the perfect place to hold my birthday. It was so beautiful and fit my black and gold theme. As all my friends graduate and move far away, I'm probably never going to see all my friends in one place again. This night is one I remember forever. 

Screen Shot 2018-05-13 at 7.36.43 PM.png
Screen Shot 2018-05-13 at 7.39.12 PM.png
Screen Shot 2018-05-13 at 7.39.47 PM.png
Screen Shot 2018-05-13 at 7.47.10 PM.png
Screen Shot 2018-05-13 at 8.16.18 PM.png
Screen Shot 2018-05-13 at 8.16.43 PM.png
Screen Shot 2018-05-13 at 8.17.35 PM.png
Screen Shot 2018-05-13 at 7.37.25 PM.png
Screen Shot 2018-05-13 at 7.40.43 PM.png
Screen Shot 2018-05-13 at 7.39.59 PM.png
Screen Shot 2018-05-13 at 7.55.11 PM.png
Screen Shot 2018-05-13 at 7.38.33 PM.png

These are just a few of the hundreds of photos from that night. You can see all the photobooth photos here and you can see all the roaming photos here. A big thank you to Andy Kim Photography.