Since when was it okay to make this guy 18?!? He’s still, like, five cmon! Well, Shawn Peter Raul Mendes, you are now 18, an adult. Shit. I feel like it was yesterday I was wishing you a happy 16th, how time goes fast. You’re going to move on to greater things and I couldn’t be more proud! You’ve already achieved so much in the short amount of time that you were in the industry! And I can’t wait to be there every step of the way…Happy Birthday baby boy, enjoy going to strip clubs and drinking in certain places!! 🎉🎈🎁💓💓
6570 days and look how far you’ve come.
‘don’t grow up’ they’ve all said.
but growing up is inevitable.
as we get older the days and nights have started to blur into this beautifully created painting we call life.
the memories we’ve shared together,
the endless laughter, adventures that end in mishap, the car rides where we chased the sunset, an abundance of meaningful talks that bled late into the night.
all of those now are just a part of the past.
they’ve been written in your story, and maybe one day
you’ll open that novel and relive those adventures.
but right now, we’re in the here and now.
carpe diem, right?
maybe not, maybe we’ll just live for the moments instead.
eighteen fascinating years have passed you by and here’s to the rest of your life.
may today be filled with joyous smiles and
skies as blue as the tenerife sea.
I’m leaving tomorrow. In fifteen hours, I’ll be throwing the last bag into my car, turning on the ignition and driving away and never coming back. I’ll be eighteen tomorrow. Some people say that’s a terrible way to spend a birthday, but I think that it’s perfect – tomorrow, I’m finally getting to do something I’ve wanted to do for most of my life. I can’t think of a better birthday present.
An excerpt from a book that I’ll never write #12