Well, some people celebrate turning 30 by drinks out with friends, or maybe a fancy dinner. As you might have guessed, I am not ‘some people’.
When I realized that I would be celebrating my fourth birthday in a row on Roatan (wait, what?? how and when did that happen!?) and it was my big 3-0, I decided I might as well make it one to remember.
So how does one celebrate turning 30 in a memorable way?
Island-style, of course:
Full pig roast with all the fixins.
Reef-themed birthday cake.
Volcano candle, which is apparently a real thing.
Beer-shaped piñata full of condoms and candy.
50+ friends. (Woah!)
An awful lot of vodka sodas.
And one professional photographer friend who gave me the best present by capturing everything.
(Chrissann and other animal-lovin’ friends – warning that pig pics you won’t like are coming up. Sorry!)
All photographs by Shawn Jackson of Jackson Photography except the one of the sign above and the first one of the cake below. Massive thanks to my talented buddy Shawn for taking these for me, since we both knew I wouldn’t remember much of it 🙂 Now all you guys who keep saying you only ever see me in dive gear can see what I look like out of the water!
So far, 30 has been pretty damn good.