The BIG 25

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:

  • Grit
  • Fearless
  • Courage
  • Relentless
  • Dream
  • Elevate
  • Legacy
  • Impact
  • Resilience
  • Thrive
  • Spark
  • Explore
  • Adventure-seeker
  • Goals
  • Giveback
  • Inspire
  • Work-ethic
  • Spontaneous
  • Energy
  • Trailblazer
  • All-in
  • No-regrets
  • Commit
  • Wanderlust
  • Risk-taker

Onward to the next 25…..may they be bigger, bolder & uplifting!

Published by elliottcm

Love adventure travel, work hard & play hard, happy in both extremes - relaxing on a remote beach or rappelling down cliffs, take joy in simple things, love being on & near the water, visited 55 countries & 47 states so far in this crazy beautiful life! Goals by my 50th birthday - 50 states. 75 countries. 50 national parks. Be in Antarctica on my big day.

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