A week ago, by God’s grace, I turned 23. I wasn’t really looking forward to it, but so far it’s been pretty good. In order to celebrate, I thought of 23 things I’ve done in my life (listed in no particular order).
Taken ice skating lessons*Become part of the National Bone Marrow Registry donor list*Ran over a snake and a squirrel and hit a deer with my car*Accepted a marriage proposal*Became a Christian*Spent two nights in the Malaysian rain forest*Got stung by a jelly fish*Accepted my dream job*Ridden in a carriage through central park*Steered a 134ft boat at night during a thunderstorm*Won runner up in a beauty pageant*Cut my own bangs*Spent 2 months tenting for a basketball game*Bought a car*Won a hula hoop contest*Graduated from college*Fell down an escalator*Got baptized*Hit my own mailbox on my way out the driveway* Filmed a documentary*Run a triathlon*Worked at the same camp for 7 summers in a row*Bit the head off of a dead fish
When I think of all of the things on that list and all the things I’ve left off, I feel pretty grateful :)