22 birthday thoughts

top of a mountain.jpgAnother year, another birthday.

A collection of thoughts, accomplishments and comments from life as a 22-year-old.

  1. There is more good in the world than bad. Travelling reminds me of this.
  2. I CAN make a difference for the environment. Educating myself is key.
  3. Asia seems like a different universe.
  4. I started a blog and love writing for it.
  5. God was there when I needed Him.
  6. My circle of friends has never been so internationally diverse.
  7. Céline Dion still rules.
  8. Smiling is a universal sign of love, appreciation and joy- it goes a long way.
  9. Seeing friends struggle through mental illnesses is crushing.
  10. Going out of my comfort zone makes for the best memories and stories.
  11. I became a godmother again to a little boy I love so much.
  12. Born and raised in Canada is one of the luckiest things to have happened to me.
  13. Job hunting is not fun.
  14. True friendships are when you jump right back to where you left off and it seems like nothing has changed.
  15. Dutch people are top of the list of friendliest fellow travellers.
  16. Learning some Lao language was fun, confusing and frustrating.
  17. I finally got bangs and I love it.
  18. Everyday I worked for World Vision I learned something new and I realized how little I knew.
  19. I have seen more of the world as a 22-year-old than at any another age.
  20. I am considered tall EVERYWHERE. (shocker)
  21. I organized and motivated a team to run in a race. I ran a quarter marathon and came FOURTH!
  22. I’ve learned more about the world, myself and the power of giving this past year.

Who knows what adventures await as a 23-year-old?!

I’m ready for a new chapter, so bring it.

-Marielle

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