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Alright, everyone, I am back in action after a long trip to the USA which let me say “So long!” to my childhood home and hug my family for the first time in nearly two years.

Today is a very special day for me. It’s My Birthday!!! 

So I figured today would be a great time to do a brief overview of the Q1 of my life and share with you some of my top 25 highlights from years 0-25.

Seriously though, I cannot believe how quickly 25 years came and went. I’m not going to lie, my vision for what my life would look like by 25 looked a bit different than what my current reality is but I wouldn’t change it for the world!

Did I picture I would be running my own business? NOPE

Did I envision that I would be living on the other side of the world? NOPE

Did I think I would ever live on a farm? NOPE!

But everything that’s happened has lead me to this point has been my own personal journey and I am blessed with these opportunities that have helped me grow into the person I am.

25 highlights from the past 25 years:

  1. Taking my first Disney Cruise in Kindergarten which opened my eyes to the magical world of Hospitality! (I’ll never forget the chocolate on my pillow every night!)
  2. Traveling up and down the East Coast in Ice Skating Competitions that led me to love hotels and traveling with my family.
  3. Participating in the Miss Ocean City Pageants that helped me gain confidence in myself and developed my passion for sharing my talents.
  4. Playing Sandy in Grease in 8th grade followed by many, many supporting roles throughout my High School experience!
  5. Skated in a televised 9/11 Tribute Skating Show.
  6. Met my all-time favorite figure skaters including Sasha Cohen, Tara Lipinski, Tanith Belbin, and Ben Agosto.
  7. Developed a fundraiser combining my love of skating with my passion for helping people which developed my event Skate for Wishes which has since raised more than $20,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  8. Sang with my High School Choir at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.
  9. Attended the best university in the USA.
  10. Was one of the managers for a $1 Million Dance Marathon benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
  11. Gained 160 Sisters thanks to the Psi Mu chapter of Chi Omega.
  12. Learned from some of the TOP Leaders in the Hospitality Industry through the Rosen College of Hospitality Management.
  13. Interned for a cause close to my heart at Give Kids the World.
  14. Spent countless days exploring Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.
  15. Worked for Orlando, Florida’s only 5 Diamond Resort Four Seasons
  16. Moved to Australia to be an Au Pair.
  17. Crossed my top bucket list item off the list – Snorkeled in the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsundays!
  18. Met an amazing man and decided to stay in Australia forever. Was granted a partnership visa to stay in October!
  19. Built my business from the ground up. From Virtual Assistant to Social Media Manager to Marketing Strategist to Collaboration Coordinator and beyond!
  20. Faced my fears and started modeling!
  21. Found my passion for working with businesses and brands making a positive impact on the world.
  22. Joined Uplift Swimwear on their mission to make an impact for women with mastectomies.
  23. Organized my first ever collaboration photoshoot.
  24. Was nominated for the Gold Coast Girls in Business Awards
  25. Found what it means to love myself and to trust that everything works out in the right way, and at the right time.

So there we have it. A highlight of 25 of my favorite things that happened over the past 25 years. Now that I am 26, it’s time to make even more memories and an even greater impact.

Let me know in the comments, what is the best advice you have for a 26-year-old? I’ll share them in my next blog post Xx