Quarter Century Birthday

I am 25 today.

I’ve been alive for 9,131 days, 1,304 weeks… a quarter of a century! I feel old, but also I kind of feel like my life is just starting. I look back on my 25 years with so much happiness in my heart. I was blessed with an incredible childhood which led to so many opportunities, and I am proud of all I’ve accomplished in my first 25 years. Sometimes I feel like the world can be so negative, and I can complain about such inconsequential things, but lately I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to change that. I took some time to compile a list of 25 things I am grateful for, things that I undoubtedly take for granted everyday:

My upbringing, my childhood and my opportunity.

My two incredible parents, their health and their unconditional love.

My health.

My support system, my extended family and all of my dearest friends.

My entire education from kindergarten through college, which paved the way to my dream career.

Growing up in a place as beautiful, fresh and extraordinary as Portland, OR.

My love for animals, appreciation for nature and experiencing the spectacular wonders of the great outdoors at a young age.

My success in athletics, my passion for fashion and all of the incredible places I’ve been able to travel to.

My creativeness, my intellect, my energetic spirit and my beautiful body.

The ability to have my voice be heard.

Incredible memories from the first 25 years of life.

I want to thank everyone who reads this and who is/has been a part of my life. It’s not always easy to let other people know how often they are appreciated, but it’s all of you who have helped shape me and brought so much happiness to my existence. Thank you thank you, and here’s the another wild, adventurous, unpredictable 25 years of life!


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