I had the most wonderful 21st birthday yesterday, even though it didn't make any difference in my state of legal drinking. I woke up to a lovely hand-drawn card and candle on the kitchen table from Carmen to help me enjoy my breakfast, then spent my morning in class before coming home to an incredible lunch. Carmen made baked whitefish with a lemon garlic sauce and veggies and there were berry and lemon tarts for dessert. Later in the afternoon I invited friends to Retiro for an evening of champagne and cheese and so many people from the program showed up, which made me so happy! It was such a fun way to spend time together as a group and having such a strong sense of friendship on my 21st was all I could've ever asked for. I finished my day with an obligatory trip to Starbucks where I hoped to get my free birthday drink, but alas that is only a thing in the U.S. Didn't stop me from getting my vanilla rooibos tea nevertheless.