25 things I did before turning 25

April 28, 2014 § 2 Comments

Wow! 25 years may not seem long but I am beginning to feel the age I am. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because I have accomplished a lot of things before turning 25. Some of these things may seem silly to some but it’s a big deal to me. I am proud of all the items I have accomplished and can’t wait to see what the next 25 years of my life has in store. I have some hopes and dreams for what’s next. I have learned in my short lifespan that things don’t always happen when we want them to nor do they happen the way we plan for them to happen. I am happy though. I have gotten to do some pretty cool things in my life. 

Here is the list:

  1. I have been to three different countries, Canada, Mexico and Bahamas
  2. I have lived in three different states Kentucky, Oklahoma and California
  3. I have stepped foot in both the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean
  4. I graduated high school
  5. I graduated college
  6. I got married 
  7. I owned my own car
  8. I have been to Niagara Falls
  9. I stood on top of a mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains
  10. I went to the Grand Canyon
  11. I was published. (TulsaPeople Magazine; feel free to look it up)
  12. I meet some famous people including: Richard Petty, Jeff Gordan, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown and a few others.
  13. I have been to 17 different states (not including places I have lived): Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, South Carolina, New York, Maine, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Arkansas and Nebraska.
  14. I have explored a cave (Mammouth Cave in Kentucky).
  15. I have been to a number of concerts including Switchfoot, Relient K, Alan Jackson, Coldplay, Ben Rector and a few more.
  16. I have been to both Disney World (Florida) and Disneyland (California)
  17. I have flown on a plane; I didn’t do that for the first time until I was 18.
  18. I have road tripped all over with family and friends.
  19. I have shot a gun at a gun range.
  20. I have been on television shows: Guinness World Records Gone Wild and King of the Nerds (season 1).
  21. I got adopted by my wonderful second mom, Dusty.
  22. I became a bigger sister to the best little brother, Luke. 
  23. I got to rent my first apartment with my husband, Patrick.
  24. I have had some songs and poems written in my honor thanks to the husband.
  25. I decided to be a Christ follower. 

Now, this list is in no particular order. I feel privileged to have had so many awesome opportunities like these in my life so far. Here’s to the next 25 years.  I can only hope get to do so many amazing things. 



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