It may not be a big deal to anyone else, but 25 has always been my favorite number so my 25th blog is a milestone for me.
Growing up my jersey number was always 25, which was unusual for the point guard, setter, lead off batter – the short girl usually got stuck with the larger outfits due to the higher number (they were pre-made & passed down for a decade unlike the 2000s). So I had to wear undershirts to cover the gaping tank top armpits. Silly story but a fun, random memory.
Also I collected basketball figurines, as “ball” was my entire life for 20 years. I probably have 125+ collecting dust. I was always fascinated to find so many cool collectibles with my number, especially Santa ones. Not until my upper 20s was I enlightened that it had nothing to do with my interests but one of the most celebrated days of the year….. I chalk that up to a blonde moment.
Lastly, I visited my 25th national park this week as well at Biscayne in south FL. Even though I’m only 3 hrs away and my brother’s family used to live here, I had never been. I booked a snorkeling adventure last minute since 95% of this park is actually underwater. We stopped at 2 spots along the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world – Anniversary Reef & a shipwreck the “Alicia” (a 300’ steam ship that sank in 1901). Fascinating stuff.
So to end, I will share 25 of my fav motivational words that guide many of my adventures:
Onward to the next 25…..may they be bigger, bolder & uplifting!