My Birthday Week

It’s March! You know what that means, right? Spring is almost here and maybe Mother Nature will realize that it should start warming up and start melting all of this snow. Also, March means that my birthday is here! Usually birthdays aren’t a huge deal for me, but it was my 21st birthday this past Tuesday, so that was really exciting. It was even more important to me because it was the sole thing that was motivating me through this week. Midterms were last week, so having something to look forward was really nice (and the fact that Spring Break is only a week away helps too!).

Anyway, at the stroke of midnight on Monday my friend Lauren came to my apartment and made everyone aware that it was my birthday by yelling “Happy Birthday Les!!!” Sorry to those who live in my apartment complex and were woken up by this! That brief moment was pretty much all that happened because I had an 8:00 class the next morning so I needed to get some sleep, especially since it was an exercise-based class. As the day progressed, people continuously wished me happy birthday! I typically don’t draw attention to myself, but having people acknowledge me was surprisingly nice and special. It was still a bummer that I had to go to all of my classes but afterwards, by friends took me out to dinner at a place called Crazy Horse. I had never heard of this restaurant but it was SO GOOD! I suggest it to anyone that enjoys chicken or southern food at all. I think the restaurant knew it was my birthday because they threw in an extra piece of chicken and a celebratory kid’s sundae that my friends and I inhaled within probably three minutes.

Audrey wrote "Happy Birthday" on a dollar that was hung up at the restaurant
Audrey wrote “Happy Birthday” on a dollar that was hung up at the restaurant

The only downside to that evening was that I had a review session later so I unfortunately had to celebrate a chunk of my night doing that. However, once that was over, I had the chance to talk to my brother and Skype my parents as well as my friend from home! I had received a care package from my parents earlier that day and when I opened it up, they spoiled me with cookies, my favorite candy, a new scarf and sweater. It’s never the same celebrating my birthday away from home, but it was pretty darn close by talking over the internet. This had to be the highlight of the night because I don’t get to Skype my family very often and being able to was definitely special! Being able to see my family definitely made me feel so much more excited for Spring Break and going home to California. All we have to do now is get through the next week and then we have freedom for a week from stress! Hang in there!

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Hey Everyone! My name is Leslie Kempers and I am from Santa Ana, California. I am a Senior this year and am majoring in Exercise Science so after my time here at Hope, I will be pursuing a career in physical therapy! I have previously been involved with Nykerk and CASA and am excited to see what this year has in store for me. This place has become my second home and I have cherished every moment here at Hope College. Go Dutchmen!!!

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