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Anyway, I promised last time that I was going to tell you a little bit more about that hashtag up there in all its ombre glory. So here goes!
I turned 22 on the 7th of April 2017 –I’m telling you this in case you’re reading this in the distant future, which you’re probably not– and for a lot of people that’s a pretty blah age to turn. Not for me. In my family we actually quite like the number 22, mostly my Mum and brother because their birthdays are on the 22nd of their respective months. I guess the fondness of it has just rubbed off on me and since I won’t be turning seven again, unless I start Benjamin Buttoning, I’ve decided to hijack 22.
#thisis22 started, surprise, surprise on my 22nd birthday. The expectation over the past few years when you turn 22 is that you post on some form of social media that you are “Feeling/Feelin’ 22”. Don’t get me wrong I did use that once, for the most part I substituted it with #thisis22.
I didn’t do anything flashy for my birthday, I don’t usually anyway. This birthday I spent the day in Glasgow with my Mum and as one does, I snapchatted throughout the day and, you’ve guessed it, each one featured #thisis22, well apart from the ones where I used #isthis22? Really though, they’re basically the same. I got so used to popping that hashtag on everything I was posting that as soon as the clock ticked past midnight and it was no longer my birthday, I couldn’t part with it. It sounds silly, that’s because it is but hey, I’m a bit silly!
So what does this mean for #thisis22? As cliché and gross as it sounds, I’ve decided that I’m going to do whatever I can to make this year the best year possible. The hashtag is just a little incentive to make it seem official and like something I can’t back out of hahaha! I’m going to try new things and say yes to new experiences, starting this blog was something new for me so I’m doing good so far!
Hopefully you’ll stick around and go on this journey with me.
TL;DR I turned 22 and I’m going to do stuff through the year like this blog. #thisis22 is for funsies.