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January 3, 2015

My 28th Birthday

Today is my 28th birthday! Where have the years gone? I believe it is only natural on your birthday to reflect on where you are in your life, where you thought you would be and where you want to go next. I am so blessed to be where I am at 28 and couldn't be happier! My 28th year will be another year of new travels, new adventures, new challenges and new memories.

28 goals I would like to accomplish in my 28th year:
  1. Travel to a state I have never been 
  2. Explore a country I have never seen
  3. Run my second half marathon
  4. Take a road trip outside the state of Michigan
  5. Spend 20 nights (minimum) living out of the Vanagon
  6. Publish 200 blog posts
  7. Attend a music festival
  8. Visit Fredrick Meijer Gardens and the Grand Rapids Art Museum at least once a month
  9. Swim in 2 different oceans
  10. Snowboard in a new mountain range
  11. Try 10 new breweries
  12. Organize a Grand Rapids Blogging Event
  13. Hike 5 Grand Rapids hiking trails
  14. Spend a few days backpacking and connecting with nature
  15. Make 3 new close friends
  16. Create a photo wall in my home
  17. Attend a film festival
  18. Grow my hair long
  19. See the Detroit Tigers play ball in a different stadium
  20. Paint a picture
  21. Have one of my photos go viral on social media
  22. Try 5 Grand Rapids restaurants
  23. Visit a new campsite in the van
  24. Dance in the rain
  25. Make a video for my blog
  26. Complete my Series 7 and Series 66 exams for work
  27. Visit a National Park I have never seen
  28. Spend more days with my top off (of my jeep)

Dress: Free Birthday Rental from Rent the Runway
A big thank you to my friend, Dan (Dan Socie Photography) for these photos!