Birthday + Zerowaste

Birthdays are an exciting time for me. It’s a chance to show my appreciation and love for others. More importantly it’s a time to celebrate life. My birthdays over the years have included family, friends, road trips, beach trips, cake, sleepovers, way too much candy, and even a blow up water slide. However, no birthday has ever looked the same and turning 25 years old was no different.

This September 8th I turned 25 years old. I am officially a quarter of a century! It’s weird to think of myself in my mid-twenties but more humbling to think of all the blessings I’ve had in my life. That’s why the month of September is a month of celebration. I jump started this month of celebrating life with a Cheers to Fullbyles post, highlighting accomplishments, future endeavors, and gratitude for people who have joined this journey with me.

Despite it being a jubilations kind of month for me, leading up to my birthday I was in an uncertain odd head space. I was transitioning from a summer internship to my last year of graduate school and somehow trying to plan for my birthday. I was truly all over the place but the day before my birthday, I had a good talk with my mom and I finally realized it will all work out- and work out it did!

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This birthday was like no other. Not only because I got a surprise of a life time from my best friends but I incorporated zerowaste habits where ever I could into my birthday celebrations.

  • My best friends from my hometown of Tallahassee flew up and surprised me in Minneapolis! Not even three hours here and I took them thrifting for birthday weekend clothes.

  • It was one of my best friends first time thrifting!

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  • I thrifted my birthday dress to wear for a turnt night in Minneapolis.

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  • One of my best friends found some trendy track suit pants perfect for a day out and about.

  • My friends and I did a lot of walking and rode electrical scooters around downtown Saint Paul, MN.

My birthday weekend went by way too fast but it was just what I needed to get my head space right and my spirits up!

I look forward to future birthdays that are even more turnt than the last, more lovefilled than the last, and with more zerowaste practices than the last.

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Do you think about zerowaste or sustainable practices when celebrating your birthday, if so what have you done or thinking of doing ?

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