My 25th Birthday

Today is my 25th birthday. Yes, this little traveller is growing up. I’m currently writing  from the beautiful and sunny Dominican Republic–a.k.a. the best place that I have ever spent my birthday.

I came here straight from Norway, so it’s been a nice change of climate, but I don’t even know what time zone I’m currently in.

My last couple of months have been Canada > Czech Republic > Maui > London > Morocco > Norway > Dominican Republic. My body is thoroughly confused, but this will be a great way to relax and re-adjust before spending the holidays at home.

You might remember that I completely avoided my 24th birthday. It was my “scary age” and I had decided not to celebrate. But, I did manage to write a list of 25 things that I wanted to do before turning 25.

I glanced over the list a few times over the course of the year, a bit nervous that I wasn’t going to get any of them done. Well, it turns out that I didn’t do too badly. Here are the results.

25 BEFORE 25:

  1. I did a great job of avoiding it.
  2. Added way more than 10 pins to my map.
  3. Geo-grad!
  4. Went to them all! Can’t wait for TBEX13.
  5. Hmm.. debatable, but definitely no more class rooms.
  6. Next year!
  7. Um.. err.. that definitely happened.
  8. Success!
  9. Australia & Africa.
  10. I threw away more than half of my possessions. It felt amazing.
  11. I think you could say that happened :]
  12. Spent the night in an igloo in Finnish Lapland hoping to achieve this, but it was cloudy /:
  13. Check!
  14. Yup.
  15. I don’t really live anywhere any more, haha.
  16. I’m surviving so far, we’ll see how I feel tomorrow :p

So, I have to say that 24 was probably the best year of my life. I did and achieved more than I ever could have hoped for and honestly can’t wait to see what 25 brings. Boring, cliché thoughts aside–24 WAS AWESOME!

I’m spending my day with one of my best friends, lounging on the beach at the Grand Palladium Resort & Spa in Punta Cana, with unlimited drinks and a lovely warm breeze. Now, I’m off for a swim :]

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5 Responses to “My 25th Birthday”

  1. Ane Munin
    November 13, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    16 out of 25 ain’t bad 😀 You need stuff for your list of what to do in your 25th year anyway.

    The earth is at the same angle in reference to the sun as it was 25 revolutions ago! Congratulations! Keep up the survival! Yay!

    • Seattle
      November 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

      hehe very true, thanks 😀

  2. Nico
    November 27, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    You definitely picked a great place to celebrate your birthday. The Dominican Republic is awesome. There are plenty of great beaches and lots of cool things to do.

    Nico recently posted… The Other Inca Trail

    • Seattle
      November 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

      Yeah–it was awesome 😀

  3. Diam
    August 31, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

    awesome!

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