I'm writing this 3hrs, 36 minutes before I turn 22 yrs old. Looking back at the past year, I started going through the list of firsts I had this year.
My year being a 21-yr-old man-kid:
First time I went skydiving
First time I made it to District level for the Humorous Speech Competition
First time I ran an organization
First time I ran a half marathon (Thanks Liz, Charlotte, Kajaul, Beatrix)
First time I was in Phoenix, Arizona
First time I was in Jamaica
First time I was elected president for Alpha Kappa Psi
First time I raised money for charity: Harry Rosen Run - $500+
First time I spoke in front of an audience of 150, 300, then 400 people. (division, Freshman reception, district contest)
First time I volunteered: Junior Achievement x 4 high schools
First time I met a Canuck, Kevin Bieksa
First time organizing a personal development event for over 100 people
First time investing in a portfolio and analyzing stocks! :)
First time I got my suit custom tailored
First time I hit 5000 followers on Twitter
First time I passed 50,000 kilometers driven on my car
First time I've ridden a horse thru the ocean waters (Jamaica)
First time I started a blog
First time I did the Sun Run
First time I got my L for motorcycle license (Thanks Peter)
First time I received Advanced Communicator Gold distinction from Toastmasters Int'l
21 new things! ;) I'm sure there's more, but they're more minor.
In reflection, I feel like I have been so blessed for these opportunities, but also humbled. There's much more to learn and I'm just getting started! ;)
Post below comments on what I can do for 22!!!
Ideas so far:
Run a full marathon
Learn to ride a motorcycle
Go Trick or treating
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