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Top 20 of 20

On the eve of my 21st Birthday, I want to look back and really appreciate all the things I’ve been blessed with over the past year. I’ve been to some incredible places, done some crazy adrenaline-pumping activities, held eye-opening conversations, been offered door-opening opportunities, all with the most amazing family and friends I could ask for.

Here’s my 20 things I’ve been the most blessed to have experienced since turning 20, August 2, 2012.

In chronological order:

20.) Helping my little brother overcome his fear of heights by parasailing in Captiva Island, FL on my 20th birthday.
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19.) Meeting my grandlittle and accepting her into the most dysfunctional family ever. (Love you Em & Erica)
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18.) Attending almost every Home FSU Football game, and truly understanding the true meaning of being a Seminole, win or lose.
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17.) Skydiving. Enough said.
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16.) Being elected to serve as Alpha Phi’s Vice President of Risk Management and traveling to Seaside, FL and Atlanta, GA to get to know the most inspiring group of women I have come to know and love.
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15.) Getting free, front row tickets and after party passes to the Zac Brown Band concert in Tallahassee. (Thanks, Neil!)
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14.) Visiting NYC for a week to meet with top PR agencies and saw Fedde Le Grand perform at Pacha.
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13.) Spending Spring Break with my two best girl friends and my favorite guys in Key West.
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12.) Participating in Dance Marathon at FSU.
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11.) Wearing a southern belle, bubblegum pink hoop-skirt dress on a parade through campus for KA’s Old South and traveling to Nashville, TN for the formal.
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10.) Making my first plane flight over the Atlantic Ocean to study abroad in Switzerland for 5 weeks.
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9.) Attending the XGames in Barcelona.
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8.) Couchsurfing in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich, Budapest,  and Prague.
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7.) Hiking and canyoning through the Swiss Alps. 
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6.) Sharing a meal in Vienna with a hostel-mate from Baghdad, Iraq and discussing what it was like to grow up during the Iraq War.
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5.) Cliff jumping/Cave diving  in Cinque Terre, Italy and Dubrovnik, Croatia.
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4.) Sitting on top of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. 
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3.) Partying in Mykonos, Greece until 7 am.
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2.) Spending the Fourth of July with amazing sisters in Tallahassee.
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1.) Overall, meeting the most incredible, inspiring, fun-loving, grateful people all over the world.
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I couldn’t have made it through this year without the love and support of my family and friends.  I’ve learned so much this year about myself and about the world. I can’t wait to see what the next year of being ~**LeGaL**~ will have in store for me.

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