June 30th was my birthday and I turned 23 years old. At midnight my family and friends came over to my house to surprise me and celebrate my birthday. We went diamond head at noon, and parasailing in afternoon. I cannot believe my husband HIKEEED..lol he hates hiking!! But he HIKED with me to make my day special. It was a great experience to do parasailing for our first time. The view and air in the middle of the ocean…I cannot even describe it well. It was fabulous. After, we went to eat at Tanaka of Tokyo. I don’t know why but we forgot to take pictures of the amazing cooking performance. Thanks to my husband and my friends, it was Perfect…………until I got bad stomach ache and had to sleep over in my friend’s house. I felt tons of love that day.
Hawaii Waikiki Diamond Head | Parasailing | My Birthday tour
I feels so weird being 23. When I was teenager I couldn’t have ever imagined myself being 23 year old.
At the age of:
18= I finally got freedom. At that age parents can’t really say anything about what you do anymore. And no curfew.
19= the most sparkling time of my life because I am college student and am at my prettiest, hottest, and craziest. I also met my husband.
20= I am officially adult and considered an Independent in Japan. I got engaged with my husband.
21=I found my passion in photography. I got married in Hawaii.
22= I am still young, but I have to start thinking about my future career. Graduation from collage.
And now, at 23 years old, what am I supposed to do? Since I was a kid my future was all about getting an education, and thats how its been so far up to age 22. It was easy to follow the trail has been laid down for us. But now that I’m graduated what am I supposed to do? I feel scared of standing at a new beginning without knowing what the goal is. Is it going to be better in the future?
But the things that I did right by the age of 22 are that I am still going to church, found a passion in photography, and found my eternal partner. So even though we have no idea about future for now, I already have a sense of what I want from the future and I don’t have to walk alone. I have God to lead me and my husband to accompany me. So it is gonna be alright! I am so grateful everything that has been given to me. I cannot wait to wait for what is coming next:)
Content Edited by Sarah Gualberto, Photo credit Sarah Querido, Johhner Verl Querido, Michael Mosiah Hernando, strangers/ The worker for parasailing