“Let go of the idea of what is normal, and go live your life the way you really want it to live.” ― Shanti

Today I am 22. That is so weird to write. In the time between when I slept and when I awoke (not too long ago), I became 22. Wow.  Of course, this is not original at all, but I started my morning with (1) a flurry of text messages about my sister’s and friend’s airline struggles and (2) Taylor Swift. The Taylor Swift bit is the unoriginal aspect of this morning.

I like to treat my birthdays like New Year’s Day. I made birthday resolutions or goal posts for emotional, spiritual, and physical growth. In addition, I tend to make lists of what I have learned over the past year of my life. Today, I’m going to share with you my list, some of my goals for the next year of my life, and my plans for the day!

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“Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.” ― Susan Scarf Merrell

I am really lucky. I can legitimately say that my brother and sister are my favorite people in the entire world. Not all of my friends can say the same and I think it helps that all of us (my brother, sister, and I) are pretty different and not particularly competitive with one another (the age gaps help with that). So today I’m going to talk (read: brag) a bit about my sister.

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