I feel like I’ve been having to re-register my life since moving to Australia. That sounds strange. What I mean is I’ve been filling out a lot of forms so I can settle here. Well, a lot more than usual anyway. On most forms I just have to fill in my birth date (July 14th. Bastille Day. I love that date.) On other forms I have to check off a little box that indicates what age group I’m in. It’s never a consistent age group for us 25 year olds though. Depending on the form it’s offered a 18-25 box, or a 25-35 box. A little bit of a I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman scenario, I think.
I’m sure it really means nothing in the grand scheme of things. It’s just a piece of paper that will be thrown out once the information gets transferred on the computer. But it’s made me think about the age 25, and how it’s really a year that still strongly holds the mindset of I Do What I Want, but with a little more love and care.
The older I get the more I want to do; and there is just so much to do! I know I get excited about every birthday, but with one month down I can honestly say 25 shoots fireworks through my body! The feeling started in Mallorca, Spain with my parents and sister as I ordered my first ever baked Seabass with a salted crust. It’s such an exciting dish, especially when you first lay eyes on it and you didn’t actually know what it was meant to look like. We tried some fried Raon as an appetizer, which was exotic, sexy and delicious. We also the fried calamari, a lobster paella and a grilled seabass. I saw “we” because being the birthday girl gave me permission to take as much food as I wanted from everyone else’s plates!
Oh, and all this food all had at an authentic, fancy schmancy restaurant called Can Eduardo. The loveliest restaurant in all of Mallorca if you ask me, it sits right on the water with gorgeous views of the Palma Cathedral. If you’re in Mallorca, please put it on you list and go on the day you’re absolutely desperate for some delicious seafood. It will really make your day, maybe even your year. It started my 25th year off perfectly!