I'm getting old!

January is the month of my birthday. I was born on the 15th, two months too early. I guess I couldn't wait to come out. So this year I'm again a year older. It doesn't really matter to me but of course you get the usual birthday pranks. One of my best friends texted me the morning of my birthday saying that next year I will be 25, which if you round up, will be 30! Thank you Marianne. I think she forgot that she is turning 25 in november this year. Then there's my nephews and nieces who believe that I'm way too old for my boyfriend and that a man should be the one that's older in a relationship... Right! And they are only 10 years old.

I had a really nice birthday this year. Last year Fiona was in Holland and we had dinner at a really nice Malaysian restaurant. She's originally from Malaysia. Anyway I think the spicy food ( I mean REAALLLLY spicy) didn't do me good because my stomache felt horrible the whole evening. It was quite hilarious actually. This year I spend my birthday at a worship conference. Tim Hughes and Al Gordon were in Holland with Worship Central and so Jeroen (boyfriend) and I went the entire day. It was amazing and what a perfect way to spend my birthday!

The next day I had a big party for my friends and family and of course I got spoiled! I have an amazing group of friends, seriously and I can't thank God enough for that.

Graduation is coming up soon (I hope) There's still some things I need to do but I hope to have it all finished by february 1. I have been looking for a job in journalism/pr/communications for nearly two months now and I can't seem to find anything. They either don't take me or they take me and just don't pay me enough, it's horrible at the moment. It's frustrating but I have my hopes up and hope to find something in the next 3 weeks. Please continue to pray.


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Sarah said...

Good luck with the job search, Jackie. As I've probably said before, I know it can be tough. In retrospect, I have passed up some great opportunities because they "didn't pay enough." I don't know what your situation is like and what kind of offers you've received, but if they are at all feasible, I want to urge you to consider them. 3 years down the road, you may be kicking yourself for not taking one of those offers.

On the other hand, I know it can be frustrating to receive advice from others that don't know what it's like to be in your shoes, so take what I have said with a grain of salt. :o)

Fiona said...

Hey...can't believe it's a year since we had dinner in Amsterdam! How time flies. Don't worry, next time we'll have another cuisine...non-spicy one ok? Glad you had a great few days. Praying for a blessed and wonderful year ahead for you.