I turned 18 a few days ago, which makes me legally able to drink, book a hotel room, and basically do all the things that Australian eighteen year olds are able to do. I had an amazing birthday, which included having a Piña Colada and asking my mother if having one cocktail would result in my having a hangover the next day (no, I’m not joking, in my defense, I don’t know how much alcohol goes into those things). She just laughed at me.
Teenagers have a bad rep for being self-centered, ungrateful, and often unappreciative. In all honestly, I too, have had (many) moments when I haven’t appreciated all that I have, and have taken things for granted.
My birthday prompted me to think how lucky I am, and how grateful I was for the things in my life. Here are just 12 of the things I am grateful for at the moment: