Another year of my life has come and gone and I am officially 24 years and one day old. As difficult as these past couple of months have been, the overall year has been an amazing one. My second year of being an international flight attendant, I checked off several bucket list items, and I am closer to realizing what I want to do in my life. 24 will be the year of personal growth, career maturity, and creative direction. I am committed to putting my health first, to continue writing, and to remember why I started traveling in the first place. So below is my list of some year 23 highlights. As monumental as these moments are, there were many more that were not photographed: reunited family hugs, cozy days with Luca, and uplifting afternoons with dear friends to name a few (plus an awesome cat cafe in Tokyo). And as with every year of life that I am fortunate enough to have, I remember my sweet Grandma, who I was lucky to share a birthday with. She would have been 84 years and one day old and I won’t ever stop missing her.
Cheers to another year of breathing in life and soaking in sunshine. To growth. To living courageously and wholeheartedly always.
Disney WorldEtlz CastleOsaka, JapanLots of Florida sunsetsFinally hiking Diamond HeadIdar Oberstein, GermanyTbilisi, GeorgiaWashington D.C.Capri, ItalyNapa ValleyGoing to a Cowboys game for the first time with my family Skydiving Cabo and swimming with whale sharksMandy’s Grad School Graduation (And Her Engagement!)
Happy birthday, Grandma.
We all miss you.