24 – I determined this would be the best year for me in my 20’s. 24 is my favorite number, I was traveling with NASCAR and other companies with Jamie and we had a freaking blast. I basically would book flights to Chicago and stay for 3 weeks at a time(since she lived up there), I was in Nashville for weeks at a time and doing hair in the salon while I was home in North Carolina. This was a great year for me. I would absolutely re-live it if I could.
25 – Traveling was starting to slow down, I did a few tours with NASCAR and then got put on a hockey tour, met a guy who worked for the lightning, dated for the next 2 years. Decided to up and move to Florida (a month before).. here I am 4 ½ years later. Made a great choice at 25. (To clarify, didn’t move to Florida for the guy. Already moved the month before meeting him… )
26 – Nothing was ground breaking about 26. I realized I was closer to 30 than 20 at this point and embraced it. I did get called back to cohost the radio show again and made the top finalists. Got roasted on air by a poisenous person that used to be in my life. Aired all dirty laundry I guess because her dirty laundry is cleaner than mine? No hate in my heart, karma catches up to everyone..
As I am closing my last week as a 20 something, I wanted to dedicate a post to each year of my 20’s. I don’t remember everything about every age but just like everyone else there are big things that happen to us. Some good, some bad. I would like to think I had a great time in my 20’s and lived an amazing life so far. I know I have been very fortunate in my life and I am not posting these things to brag, but posting them to celebrate what I’ve been able to accomplish, see or do.
20 – Bought my first house that year. Auditioned for a morning radio show I grew up listening to, stood on capital blvd in daisy Dukes and cowgirl boots with a sign for listeners to call in and ask the DJ’s to let me come up. Co hosted the show but didn’t make the final cut. Started working as a paralegal, realized very quick I hated being a paper pusher. Lasted 2 ½ years.. NEXT.
21 – Spent my 21st birthday at The Longbranch Saloon with my friends. Threw up in the Redroof parking lot. My brother let me lay on the ground while I threw up… Uh huh, I remember… haha.
22 – Got more involved in acting and modeling. Ended up working on the set of One Tree Hill as an extra for many episodes and then featured in a couple. Got a call to move to Wilmington and be a ‘stand in’ for one of the main actresses. Met the cast and never watched 1 episode. Didn’t move, lost out on that opportunity. There’s a reason for everything, right? This was also the year I was Miss South Boston Speedway. I also (small town) famously lost a pageant because I bombed the final question. I was #1 in points the whole thing waiting to be crowned and they asked what I would do with someone who were visiting North Carolina for the first time. I said … drum roll please.. “Go to the mall”. Swear on my life. Talk of this in the pageant world still exists and they don’t let me live it down. hahaha
28 – Found my love for yoga this year. Moved across the bridge to St Petersburg and fell in love with it. Left the job I moved to Tampa for after 2 ½ years, started a new job and met some great friends. Basically closed the chapter of reasons of why I moved to Tampa.
29 – Moved to downtown St Pete this year. Started a new job again, got closer to some of my best friends I could not imagine not having in my life. I’ve dated more guys this past year than the past 4 years total. Which isn’t saying much since it’s only been 3 guys but you get the point. Not even 1% to plan of where I thought I would start at the age of 30. Been in more weddings than a vintage reused flower girl basket, still cry every time I leave home even though I’ve left 57 times now and I still have no clue what I want to do when I grow up. But most importantly, became content with my life as it is and can genuinely say I love it. most of the time… 😉
Can’t wait to see what my next 30 years will be.!
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