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Ivona Dixon

25 and Not Sitting Still

March 22, 2011

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I always knew my twenties were going to be very fun and exciting.  That’s honestly how I want my life to be.  And sometimes I feel like although I’m a very calm person, I don’t like my life to “sit still.”  At least not yet.  I enjoy moving around, meeting different people, doing different things and the thought of a life with too many daily rituals and the same conversations just doesn’t sit right with me.  (Side note: I’m not bashing it.  That’s what some people strive for and kudos to them!)

As I started my morning today, I began to reflect on the past five years.  More specifically, I thought, “where was I for my past five birthdays?”  Interestingly enough, none of them were spent in the same place.

My 21st was spent on Tenerife Island, part of the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa.  I studied abroad my junior year and this was one of our stops during our Spring Break.

My 22nd was during my senior year of college.  Once again, it fell on spring break and my friends and I were down in Panama City, FL.  I got to spend it on the beach with my toes in the sand.  And if you know me, you know I’m a total beach girl.

My 23rd birthday was pretty low-key.  I was graduated and engaged, living in Morgantown, WV.  I had never been golfing (besides mini-golfing), and I had been wanting to try it, so Brad and I rented a cart, clubs and balls and we shot 9 holes.  Is this the correct golf lingo?  Sorry if it’s not!

My 24th was spent in Charlottesville, VA.  Brad was training there for four months, so I drove down and we spent the day at the Barboursville Winery.  It was a beautiful beautiful day and in the evening, we went to our favorite Charlottesville restaurant, The Boathouse, where I ordered my favorite meal, crab cakes.  Yummm.

And this year, my 25th, we are in El Paso, TX.  I woke up to streamers strung through out our house, party hats and a happy birthday sign.  Balloons and a vase of beautiful flowers have brightened up my day even more and I can’t wait for tonight once my love comes home!  No photo just yet.  I do have to say though, I love how I can keep track of all our special events and birthdays with photos.  =)

I’m so excited to see where the next five years takes me.  Where I’ll be…what I’ll be doing.  It’s been very exciting and fun, and I intend to keep it that way.

Thank you to everyone who has texted, facebooked, called and e-mailed with sweet birthday wishes!  Thank you even more to those who have influenced my life, to those who have loved me for everything that I am and everything that I’m not, and to those who have continued to support me no matter what.  I appreciate it more than you’ll ever know.

Happy Tuesday!

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