21st Birthday!!!!

Hey guys,

So it was my 21st birthday on 26th February. Wait what????!!!!!! 21st birthday!!!????? ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ

I do relate to joey here, I mean 21!!!! I am getting old, “why God why”!!!!!!!

I don’t know I have a fear of growing old (searching for wrinkles), especially when your age is increasing but life is in a stagnant position.

However, the day was full of fun, blessings, and wishes. A weird fact about me “I hate people wishing me at midnight like I just don’t like it, let me explain why-

This is how it feels

Firstly people take it as a challenge, like “see I wished you first, No, I am first!!!”. Now I understand that it is their love and they put effort into wishing me but the actual purpose of the good wishes are lost behind this “hasty competition” and secondly, due to this competition the next morning seems deserted. Like at midnight “I was almost like an “Oscar-winning celebrity”, receiving calls one after another and on the very next morning, I became a “flop movie” actor ๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜ถ .

That’s when extended family members come into rescue, they will help you to keep your chin up (yes you are still important ๐Ÿ˜‚) but like everything on earth, this feature will also come with its set of pros and cons.

Pro– You will keep receiving “wishes” throughout the day and also blessings for your bright future and if it’s your generous uncle or aunt, they may promise you or order a gift online for you. (Yipeee)

Con– you don’t really know “what to say“.

A typical conversation of me talking to my relatives-

  • THEY– Hello, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
  • ME- Thank you.!!!!
  • THEY– so what’s the plan, anything special today???
  • ME- yes, yes we will go out in the evening.
  • THEY– hmmm so how are your studies going on???
  • ME- hmmm nice (*remembering all the chapters I left*)
  • THEY– Good, good!!!
  • ME- HMMMM ( what do I say now)
  • THEY– hmmm how’s the weather there?
  • ME- HMMM nice (*feeling painful awkwardness*)
  • THEY– Hmmm
  • ME- hmmm (*God please, do something, cut the phone call*)
  • THEY– ok then, where’s mom??
  • ME– MUMMMMMMYYYY(*running faster than the speed of light to hand over the phone to her*).
To make other people happy we always forget that we also deserve the same amount of love and effort.
Exactly!!!! Exactly!!!

I know so many of you can relate to this, do tell me in the comment section!!!!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

I also went to the temple nearby for the blessings and then went shopping, brought some chocolates, cold drink, and I also brought a pair of jhumka (earring) for myself. So it’s time for another weird fact about me, I always buy a gift for myself on my birthday, every year without a miss (I also make sure, that it is gift-wrapped and all) my thought behind this- to make other people happy, we sometimes forget that we also deserve the same amount of love and effort which we do for other people, gifting myself something is a sign of self-love for me.

I received so many gifts, as my mother gifted me a ‘skirt top set, my neighbor aunty gifted me a ‘green colored beautiful top‘, dad gifted me ‘blue tooth earbuds’, ‘chocolates’ from friends and ‘love’ from all of them. You can see the pictures of all of them below (except the chocolate, alas they couldn’t survive till the photography session, we all dearly miss them especially my tastebuds๐Ÿ˜‹)

In the evening, I cut the delicious “red velvet cake”, had a little photography session, and then we went out for dinner. We went out to eat in a restaurant after a year (from last birthday to this one), felt good, savored delicious Indian food, enjoyed the beautiful view of the city as it was a “rooftop restaurant” with a light breeze touching our faces gently and the beautiful songs in the background, the evening was perfect.

So this is how I celebrated completing 21 years on this earth, I love birthdays, it just suddenly makes a person very important and for this important, status all a person did was being born, the real tough day was for my mother who bore all the labor pain so that I can come in this world but somehow I am the important one here, so Happy Birthday to me๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚!!!

Also thank you all for your lovely wishes, means a lot, many of you’re on hiatus but still wished me, I appreciate that. Thank you very muchโค

Also finally created an Instagram account โ€“ Follow me there if you havenโ€™t already.


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86 thoughts on “21st Birthday!!!!”

  1. Happy birthday Vaniโค๏ธ
    Your outfit for the day was simply beautiful and the gifts you got from your family were beautiful also
    Your jhumka also looks beautiful. You should try it on so we see โ˜บ๏ธ. I hope you enjoyed it โ˜บ๏ธ

      1. Yesss omg so awkward! Especially when they’re much older or younger than you and you have nothing in common. My pleasure!

  2. Happy belated birthday wishes to you vani!! Sending lots of love and hugs โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
    Gosh, those conversations with relatives are super relatable ๐Ÿคช
    Even i hate birthday wishes at midnight even though no one calls me ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Buying gifts for ourself our our birthday is really beautiful and why I didn’t thought about it before!! I’m gonna do the same for my upcoming birthday too.. Because why not… Self care is as important as any relationship!! All your gifts and dresses are so lovely โœจโค๏ธโœจ

    (Oh I’m stil on unannounced hiatus ๐Ÿ˜‰)

    1. Haha๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I guess everyone can relate to the painful awkwardness part๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰
      Go ahead and do it, it doesn’t have to be something extravagant, just anything you like ๐Ÿ˜ a gift for you from youโคโค

  3. Love your OOTD.

    So relatable about what to say when someone wishes. After a point in the day when people wish me happy birthday, I reply with – same to you. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคท

  4. Belated Happy Birthday, Shivani!!๐ŸŽ‰ I can totally relate to that phone call. It happens with me quite a lot!๐Ÿ˜‚ Looks like you had lots of fun but… Why didn’t you invite me? Me is angry.๐Ÿ˜’ Lol JK. I hope you get lots of happiness in your life! ๐Ÿ’•

  5. Happy bday again shivani! Did I wish u before? Uhh, I canโ€™t remember ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜Š Can totally relate to the awkward conversation but….
    They:- Hi beta, happy birthday sweet Anushka
    Me:- Thankyou masi! (Or whoever)
    They:- so how are your studies? (I mean everyone asks this question, why? In weddings also I mean I am in 7th what do u think of me??)
    Me;- going gud!
    Now I hand the phone to mumma!! Btw I love ur cute bday outfit ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’•

  6. i’m late so no midnight interruptions from me… lol
    Happy Birthday Dear Vani!!!!
    Such a great celebration. I love red velvet and chocolate and you look sooo beautiful in your new outfit and pink dress!!! love the earrings. Such a great celebration and happy 21rst!!!!! xoxoxo ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒˆโŒ๐Ÿ˜˜

  7. Vani didi!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    I am so sorry โ˜น๏ธ for not wishing you! Actually my phone was spoiled (spilt water) and my WordPress was not there with me.
    Anyway happiest birthday to one of my favourite blogger! Have an amazing life

      1. Omg thank god!!!!! I was just going through all of your posts and then I found this one!!!!!! Thank god I wished you!
        Little words of praise (late birthday gift):

        You are the best! You are my sister! Am elder sister who never leaves my side! Knowing you is the best gift! And of course your writtings are just out of the world! But more than that what I like about you is, YOU!!!! Thank you Vani didi for being there for me! I can never forget you! โ™ฅ๏ธ

      2. Awww Riya you are so adorable ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ’– you are too sweet ๐Ÿ’— , thanks for this beautiful message โค You are an amazing writer too, keep writing you are gonna shine one day….

  8. Happy birthday (Feel special on the 3rd day๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ˜˜)
    Oscar winning actor๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚Donโ€™t get me started on midnight wishes โ€”I donโ€™t like it. Mainly because I go to sleep way before that and itโ€™s just a nuisance.

    I feel you with those phone conversations. Even though I am grateful, I just donโ€™t know what to say other than โ€œthank youโ€. No further conversation can come outta me๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚I feel like a bad person for saying them.

    The jumkas as beautiful๐Ÿ’•
    You are right on your last point, I donโ€™t know why we feel special when our mothers are the one who bore all the pain to bring us to this world xx

    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment and the wishes โคโคโค
      Yup same like I know they(relatives,) are kind enough to call me but suddenly I suffer from a huge loss of topics somehow ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  9. Hey, Happy Birthday Girl.
    It seems your day spent really well.

    But don’t you think that calling someone Happy New Year on their birthday make more sense ๐Ÿ™‚

    (And yeah I know I’m a bit late, but you don’t like hasty competition to wish you early either)

    1. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ
      Now that you mentioned it ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎhmmmmm๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ it does makes sense *Illuminati music intensifies*

  10. Hey, Belated Happy Birthday Vani!!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    Looks like you had a great day, so many gifts, haan, ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
    And that conversation is really funny and can relate to that as well!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    1. Haha ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ you must be talking about ‘practical dosti’ post!!!!! It was a fictional story (of course inspired by some real-life events) so it’s not me, but the character of the story calls her friends at 1st….
      But thanks for binge reading and all the likes lokesh, I appreciate it. ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

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