Yesterday, October 19th, was my twenty first birthday. I am officially legal all over the world! I spent the whole weekend celebrating this monumental birthday.

With every passing year, I always get the question of "Do you feel any older?" I'm not sure if its the aging aspect or what, but I definitely feel a little je ne sais quoi...

For my own memory sake (and for anyone who wants to know), I have taken to recapping my 21st birthday weekend extravaganza! Let's go!

Friday

I went to the Phil's, Waterloo's version of a bar-club, and had a blast. With all the stress of assignments and presentations I had that week, I really needed a night out. I invited everyone I knew on Facebook who lived in Waterloo, and to my surprise, I had quite a turn out. 

This is the outfit I wore there. 
       Shirt || Guess 
(a borrowed item, Thanks Shaylyn!)
Leggings || Aritzia
     Shoes || Spring

Friday's at Phil's are Feel Good Fridays, so they play all Top 40s and well known songs (aka my kind of music!) The night was great, that is until my pitcher was tragically left behind...Thanks Shaylyn!

Saturday

Morning

My sorority chapter hosted our very first Founder's Day event. It was a brunch event spearheaded by Grace (Alumnae Relations Chair), Monica (Social Chair) and myself (Vice President of Chapter Development). The planning of this event wasn't easy and trust me, I had at times tried to get the event cancelled (Ok not really, but I did think it). But after long hours of planning and emails/phone calls and invitations, the event finally came, and it was a beautiful. Our President, Teghan, gave an awesome presentation on our sorority founders, sorority and chapter history. It really gave us the opportunity to think about how far AOII and our chapter, Lambda Epsilon, has grown to what it is now. Shameless plug, we have over 200 chapters across Canada and the USA, with over 150, 000 alumnae (not including collegiate members). We're a pretty big sorority -- actually we're the largest Panhellenic sorority, so it's great to have days like these where we can just reminisce about our past.

Le Northern Belle | My Birthday Time Line | AOII Founder's Day

Le Northern Belle | My Birthday Time Line | AOII Founder's Day

Le Northern Belle | My Birthday Time Line | AOII Founder's Day

Le Northern Belle | My Birthday Time Line | AOII Founder's Day

Le Northern Belle | My Birthday Time Line | AOII Founder's Day

Le Northern Belle | My Birthday Time Line | AOII Founder's Day

Le Northern Belle | My Birthday Time Line | AOII Founder's Day
Special Thank you to Proof Waterloo at the Delta Hotel for making this event possible! The food and service was amazing!
Le Northern Belle | My Birthday Time Line | AOII Founder's Day

Le Northern Belle | My Birthday Time Line | AOII Founder's Day

Le Northern Belle | My Birthday Time Line | AOII Founder's Day


Evening

I have been planning this dinner event since probably August. Every year my housemates and I celebrate major holidays with a potluck dinner. Well, since my birthday fell on the Monday after Thanksgiving (aka friendsgiving), I thought it be best to combine the two events together. I pitched the idea to my roommates, and they literally couldn't care less what we did, as long as we had the potluck. Against my pleas, my roommates decided to go casual with the outfits, instead of the dressier option I had wanted. Oh well, you win some you lose some. In the end, the casual outfits were probably the better choice.  

     Chiffon Shirt || A gift from a friend
Skinny Jeans || American Eagle

Sunday

I didn't do anything birthday related on this day. I spent most of the morning reviewing my notes and figuring out which assignments I had due for the week. Later in the afternoon, I had a sorority retreat meeting with all members of the Leader's Council and our advisors. It was a shortish meeting where we discussed our progress within our positions and our plans for the remaining of the term. Afterwards we had our chapter meeting. It was great to see everyone again since we haven't had a meeting in two weeks (because of thanksgiving)

Monday

It's B-Day! Since I had already been celebrating my birthday since Friday, I decided to make my actual birthday-day a lot more relaxed. I woke up at 7am to grab breakfast with my little, Carleen, at William's. I had tried to document and take pictures throughout the day, but it is a lot harder than I thought. You either forget to take the pictures or there's too many people nearby staring (which is super uncomfortable) I'm hoping to get better at that with time. I didn't have class until 11:30, so we spent the rest of the morning studying chatting up a storm. After class, I met up with a sorority sister at Starbucks for lunch. Afterwards, I took a nap (so blessed) and then headed off to volleyball practice (where I also watched the Blue Jays win Game 3!)

That's pretty much the gist of what happened this weekend! It was great to see so many friends all at once -- I may or may not have cried a couple times throughout the weekend.

2 comments

  1. Love the Founder's Day pics! Wish I could've been there for your birthday, sounds like a lot of fun! Xo

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    1. Thanks Fiona! Wish you were here for it too, but Australia is not somewhere you can explore everyday!

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