20 is already treating me well.

I am old.

Not really, but I have entered a new decade!

Monday was my birthday and to be honest, I was not super excited about it. I wasn’t feeling that well, I have a lot of papers and projects coming up, I had an exam, and I had activities that I enjoy, but that would prevent me from having a birthday dinner with my friends on my actual birthday. I knew it would all be fine, but I was finally coming to the realization that my birthday no longer means that the world stops and everything that day is all exactly the way that I want it to be. It was a little bit of a bummer, but of course, I was still excited just because it was my birthday and I’m totally a little kid at heart.

Some of my activities, like WyldLife, ended up getting cancelled due to snow, so I had a birthday dinner after all! Three of my friends and I went out to Five Guys!

Five Guys
4 girls x Five Guys = 20th birthday dinner to remember

After dinner, we went back to Dykstra to hang out and watch A Charlie Brown Christmas (I love it!) and in the middle of the movie, my boyfriend, who lives in Chicago, texted me a picture of him standing outside of Dykstra. I think I jumped over things and sprinted and was very confused and I don’t really remember the whole process of getting there, but I finally made it to the door and found him! It was the best birthday surprise ever.

Larry
So glad he came!

We went out for ice cream and donuts and then he stayed with a friend on campus, so the next day we could hang out more! We went out to brunch at The Biscuit. It was our first time there and it was so good!


I’m so thankful for such an awesome birthday! Keep up with my other surprises and adventures on Twitter (@hopekathryn17), Instagram (@kathrynekrieger), or via email (kathryn.krieger@hope.edu)! Thanks for reading!


But you, O Lord, are a shield around me;
    you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.”

– Psalm 3:3

Published by Kathryn Krieger

I'm a Hope junior from Princeton, Illinois, majoring in Ethics, Culture, and Social Witness with a music minor. I am a follower of Christ and I am involved in Chapel Worship Team at Hope. Previously, I have been involved in Chapel Choir, Black River WyldLife, Res Life, Dance Marathon, a small women's Bible study, College Chorus, Women's Chamber Choir, and Collegium Musicum. I also currently help lead music at Pillar Church! I also love pork chop sandwiches, music of all kinds, The Office, and my wonderful friends and family! Contact me at kathryn.krieger@hope.edu, @kathrynekrieger on Instagram, or @hopekathryn17 on Twitter!

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