Kickoff to year 24

First off, I am sorry if this blog ends up making no sense. It’s 2:40 A.M. and I just got home from celebrating my 24th birthday (December 14) with some of my amazing friends. Between the shots of sambuca and the bellinis, a lot of alcohol was consumed in five hours.

My birthday started off with a bit of a mess at brunch with my family. Drinks got spilled, we waited for an hour for our food, etc. It ended up okay as they paid for our meal.

Then some friends and I went to see the lights at the zoo. It was pretty fun, but it wasn’t as good as it has been in previous years. The best part was definitely the chocolate orange gelato.

We then went to a restaurant that has amazing bellinis, but their bellini machine was broken so we decided to go to a place right across the parking lot. Turns out that their bellinis were even more amazing and the food was also amazing. My friends and I sat there for five hours just talking, drinking and having a great time.

Most of the friends that were there are my friends from my journalism classes, but one was a girl that I met through volunteering and one is a friend from high school. They’re just the best friends and it was a really fantastic evening.

I could not ask for better friends and I had such a great time ringing in my 24th year with them.

Here’s to an amazing 24th year, and more fun times with some really great people. I loves you guys!! No one knows my affinity for everything Frozen like you guys do. ❤ Thank you for being the best!

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Night terrors and college.

Hey everyone.

I realize that I have not blogged for a couple months. I’ve been really busy with school and such. It is now finals week, and things are even crazier.

It is currently 6:42 A.M. and I am wide awake, and had to blog about this.

Night terrors (vivid dreams, vivid nightmares and screaming in your sleep) are, from what I hear, very common amongst those with Moebius syndrome.

I don’t always know when I’ve been screaming in my sleep, but sometimes I wake up and I can recall the dream and that I had been. Well, on this particular morning, I know that I had been screaming in my sleep. I woke up just knowing. And then, I buried my head in my pillow in embarrassment.

You see, the thing is that I live in residence at college. Now I’m thinking, what if others heard? What were they thinking? Were they thinking that someone was getting killed? Like, my mom used to say that the screams were blood-curdling. I don’t know what to do, honestly. It’s such a feeling of shame and embarrassment.

Not that it matters what other people think, but I don’t want to worry people.

Maybe I’m over-reacting but I’m just wondering what people are thinking right now.

Night terrors really suck, and clearly, in my 23 years I have not gotten them under control.

Anyway, just another thing that comes along with haiving Moebius syndrome. I know that people without Moebius have night terrors too, but it’s more common among those with Moebius. I don’t know why, maybe it has something to do with one of the cranial nerves. I always attribute it to the face that I go into really deep sleeps, as in, no one can wake me up for anything.

It’s not a good thing when living in a dorm with paper-thin walls though. It’s embarrassing. And not that anyone should care what others think, but it is still embarrassing.