I firmly believed 26 was a perfect age. I was so convinced, that I didn’t want to get married till I was 26. Well well, guess whose husband could not wait a few months. OK, not really.  For several reasons, we got married a few months shy of my 26th birthday.

But I was really excited about this age – and I thought I was going to launch a blog on that day. So I wrote an actual blog post – which never saw the light of the day. But since there’s actually a blog now, I thought I’ll revisit that post and share the things I learnt on turning 26.

As I’ve done since my first year at University, I had to have a birthday outfit. (Half the time, this was just a new piece of clothing I bought at the beginning of the school year, in September, but refused to wear till November). This time, I was going to try out a crop top and my TwentySix skirt.

I had the best-laid plans – It was going to be a 3-day affair.

  • Friday – ‘Turn up’: Find a nice place with African vibes, and just chill.
  • Saturday – We’d attend a Christmas food fair at Church (It was unusually early)
  • Sunday, the Grand Finale – Church, and then my perfect birthday dress would be worn to dinner with the Husband!

Things did not quite go as planned:

1. We did not ‘Turn up’ because there are no African vibe places in this City.
2. We mixed up the times for the Christmas fair, got there two hours late and missed out on it.
3. There was no birthday dinner with the Husband.

and here is what I learned…

1. Fleek eyebrows and Perfect nails are overrated

Asides getting the perfect clothes, I had plans to get my nails done and thread my eyebrows. (I had already envisioned the ‘threading my eyebrows’ video – as I had never done this before, so I was both excited and afraid). I didn’t do any of these, and I still looked pretty good on that day (I think).

2. What you want vs what you get

I wanted dinner with Tee. (To be honest,  this was just so I could wear this white cut-out dress that I had impulsively bought and forgot to return. We don’t really care for fine dining). But I got a surprise party that was obviously way better than eating tiny portions of food and trying to find the perfect lighting for pictures. This made me realise that sometimes we expect something and when we don’t get it, we fail to realise that the plans God has for us are much more than we could ever dream or imagine.

3. Champagne and Cocktails

I learnt that I didn’t know how to open a bottle of Champagne. There’s the video on my Instagram which is really hilarious and utterly embarrassing. On the flip side, I love cocktails. Tee thinks cocktails are a scam, and I kind of agree – small alcohol, small drink and LOTS of ice. But I still love a picture of me and a cocktail (or the non-alcoholic mock-tails).

Twenty six year old adult married

4. Orchids are priceless

I was never really a flower person. Received my first flowers on my wedding day (okay my second, if you count the compulsory bouquet), and the next one when I failed my driving test. So when I got a gift of an Orchid from someone, I was like ‘ehm… okay, thanks’. But simply put, I think Orchids are Bae. I’ve fallen in love with them and had this one for almost two years now.

Fun Fact: certain species of Orchids can survive up to 100 years.


So since it’s Friday and because life doesn’t have to serious all the time, let’s put on our party hats and discuss birthdays. Are you a birthday person? Share your favourite birthday moments/gifts with us. Do you typically reflect on your birthday? Share share.

Love,

Kachee… Xx

pS:

  • I redeemed myself on my 27th birthday and I popped the champagne correctly (there’s video proof).
  • I have threaded my eyebrows now and it is painful.
  • Crop tops are not quite my thing. No abs to show off.
  • I still have not worn that white cut-out dress. 28th birthday maybe?

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  1. Goodie Yaro

    April 8, 2016 at 14:56

    definitely a birthday person. My 22nd was fun. i have a thing for props, nice ‘unplastic’ photos and event planning. so i got party props( party cones, horns, bunny ears, lol) , went to coldstone(one of my favest places in the world)/dominoes with few people, had a proper coldstone cake baked for me. I played like it was my 3rd/10th birthday. it was truly fun turning old but semi replaying days of childhood excitement.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      April 9, 2016 at 10:07

      I actually have never been to Coldstone. I should try it out. Lol! Props and all. Proper birthday person oh! Xx

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      • Goodie Yaro

        April 11, 2016 at 15:10

        you really must. you wont regret

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  2. Ofure Okoene

    April 8, 2016 at 15:46

    For me, I like to feel special… Loved! I want all the attention. I also want gifts oh… Please dry birthday should shift. I am not big on throwing a party, dinner or hanging out with the friends will be awesome. My hubby is not a birthday guy at all. He forgets his age, let alone the date. From the beginning of the year, I have marked my calendar to know the day Sef… I love birthdays.

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    • IFE Esan

      April 8, 2016 at 16:24

      I’m not a birthday person, I forget birthdays a lot but keep that of my parents and daughter’s because they won’t forgive me. I will be 30 this year and truly, I can’t really wait. Not where I am, but I’m indeed grateful for how far I have come. Looking forward to more goodies at 30! I’m so hopeful!!!

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      • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

        April 9, 2016 at 10:11

        I’m sure you can’t forget your daughter’s birthday even if you wanted to. The thing about birthdays, it makes you grateful no matter what situation you are in. 30 is the new 20 girl!! More goodies for you. Amen… Xx

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      April 9, 2016 at 10:08

      Ofure oh!! Lmao @ dry birthday should shift. Tbh I forget my age sometimes! Lool. Thank you so much for stopping by. Xx

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  3. Oyetunji Temitope

    April 8, 2016 at 17:19

    The way I get excited about birthdays… oh my. I can’t wait for my seventeenth birthday this year! To think it falls on a Saturday! whooosh…

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      April 9, 2016 at 10:10

      Seventeen yeah?! Lool…Weekend birthdays are the best. Even if mine doesn’t fall on a weekend, I often take the day off from work.

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  4. KC

    April 9, 2016 at 13:04

    My goodness! I feel really odd right now. Okay, so I adore when it’s my birthday but don’t fancy all the paparazzis that go with it. In fact, I would often worry about what I have achieved at the age compared to the previous. To make matters worse, I married someone who has literally forgotten how to spell the word birthday just immediately after saying ‘I do’. Unfortunately, I love romantic birthdays with that spécial someone…..nothing more…..(really weird). My best friend, born in the same month as me, would nag and nag at how boring I was with birthdays. She would throw a bash every of her birthdays, and I will spend my time wondering why she is overly excited. I should probably try out a birthday bash this year to know the feeling, especially now that my hubby has retired from ‘romantic birthdays’….Ps: Kachi!….I just woke up carried away by this blog only to realize I haven’t read my bible…shut!

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      April 11, 2016 at 13:18

      You’re not odd. Lol.Quite a lot of people are not particularly fussed about birthdays. You should let your boo know you love romantic birthdays. He probably thinks you don’t really fancy it any more. I’m sure he wont mind some romantic time as well. *winkI think you should try out the birthday bash – you may find that you actually like it.And re carried away, I love that you’re carried away, but of course bible first. Mwah!

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  5. Ore

    April 9, 2016 at 14:39

    First off, threading is so painful! The first time I had mine done, it took every fibre of my being not to cry out in pain. The bad thing is it doesn’t really get better , I winced everytime the dour faced Asian lady threaded my brows. Good thing is, your brows look so beautiful and you don’t need to draw any ludicrous looking brow (I’m clueless at that). Now to birthdays, I don’t like parties so I have never had a proper birthday party and probably never will. I spent my 26th with a few friends at Nando’s eating spicy chicken and then we saw a movie afterwards; I loved it. This year for my 27th, I really would just like a nice dinner at some fancy place with bae or if bae tarries, my closest friends will be more than enough.P.s- Sorry for the epistle, lol, xx.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      April 9, 2016 at 22:31

      First off, I love epistles! Lol. Thank you for compliment re brows. They need some help lots of times but I can’t figure out how to do them perfectly, so till then… I guess hanging out with friends and nice dinner is pretty good. Not like you’re stuck in a dark room being alone. Lol!

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  6. Berry Dakara

    April 10, 2016 at 00:17

    BIRTHDAYS ARE THE BEST!!!!So we have our family vacay two weeks before my birthday and we return on my birthday weekend, which is almost always a holiday weekend (both in the US and Nigeria). I have decided that my birthday celebration is lasting for 2 weeks, starting from when we travel.Berry Dakara Blog

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      April 10, 2016 at 06:54

      Berry!!! Thank you so much for stopping by. Hahahahaaa. 2 weeks! You’re obviously a birthday person!!

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  7. Nedoux

    April 10, 2016 at 21:34

    Hi Kachee,Ah! sometimes planning is so overrated. LolBirthdays usually make me reflect, I analyse the past, present and hopes for the future. For the most part, I am very thankful for the gift of life.I quite like the pain from threading, it’s a bitter-sweet sort of pain. :-)Have a nice week.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      April 11, 2016 at 10:36

      Hi Nedoux,Good to see you here again. I absolutely agree with you on that planning is overrated thing. I think that’s the thing about birthdays – It sure makes you thankful.I know what you mean by bitter sweet pain. Lol! I do. Have a nice week too dear. Xx

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  8. According to Larz

    April 11, 2016 at 13:29

    I am generally not a birthday person. I don’t celebrate and i don’t like when people around me make a fuss! but This year, I am planning! fingers crossed! I don’t reflect either. its another day, but this year I want to try all things birthday!

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      April 11, 2016 at 15:40

      Plan Plan!… and if possible invite us too. Lol.I think reflecting is good, but we don’t have to wait for birthdays to do that. Xx

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  9. Amakamedia

    April 12, 2016 at 23:09

    I am unapologetically a birthday person! No matter how broke I am, I MUST celebrate it. My birthday is in two mobths, and I ‘m already thinking about it. Lol.I’ve just written my brithday wishlist btw.Loving your blog, KacheeTee! You look fab in that picture. 😍

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      April 13, 2016 at 13:49

      Haahhahaa @ wish list. I’ll take a look.Awwww. Thank you Amaka. That means so much to me.

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  10. Uju Ayalogu

    April 14, 2016 at 12:50

    I used to be a birthday person, in my childhood. These days, not so much. If I feel like eating a cake, I’ll get it. However, my family loves getting me to celebrate it. So I do. I’m not sure I still want to.I’ve never threaded my eyebrows, my eyebrows are not full enough for that. Sorry about your pain though. I saw your picture on Instagram a while back. Still looks as pretty as ever.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      April 15, 2016 at 14:46

      Awwww. Thank you!. Lol @ feel like eating cake. These days I don’t think people care so much about the cake any more. I don’t think you have not celebrate if you don’t want to. As long as you’re happy!

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  11. KIKELOMO OMOTALADE

    April 26, 2016 at 11:50

    I planned my 25th in my head and I ended up doing something totally different which was pretty cool anyways. I used to get birthday outfit too while in uni but now I just get it in my head.lol

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      May 13, 2016 at 13:45

      I guess planning tends to go be over-rated sometimes. But as long as you had fun! Xx

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