Tuesday, April 07, 2009

there's a first time for everything...

(this is the current background on my macbook)

I am less than a week away from turning 24. I've been thinking a lot about this past year, and I've realized that there have been quite a few "firsts" that have taken place. Because of this, I have decided to make a list of these "firsts", so I now present to you:

Twenty-three Firsts from my 23rd Year
1. Moved (alone) to a new city for a job
2. Moved into my very own apartment
3. Got my 1st Macbook
4. Had interns-- wasn't one!
5. Went on a canoe trip
(I'm not counting that time in 1st grade with the Girl Scouts...)
6. Experienced Christmas in July
7. Moved baby sister into her college dorm
8. Ate beignets at Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans
9. Hiking at Monte Sano
10. Tuesday nights at the BCM
11. Saw Wicked (the musical) in Atlanta
12. Mrs. Bobo's w/ the office ladies
(and became known around the office for my love of the apples...)
13. Got food poisoning
14. Played in the North Alabama Flag Football Tournament
15. Baked my 1st German Chocolate Cake
16. Had 2 carseats in my backseat
(and first time to routinely pick up babies from daycare)
17. First trip to Colorado/1st NCYM/1st attempt at skiing
18. Flew first class
(and for no additional cost- thanks Alisha! haha)
19. Visited the City of Children
20. Went camping
21. Experienced the City Museum in St. Louis
(This was, in fact, on my 1st Mystery Mission trip.)
22. Went on the Renewal retreat
23. Experienced my first year in youth ministry

Twenty-three was definitely a year of changes and growth.. then again, so was 22. And really, I imagine the same will be true for 24. So today, I look back and remember all the challenges, all the adventures, all the joys... Perhaps tomorrow I will dream up 24 things to do in my 24th year...



8 comments:

Terry said...

Went sledding in Murfreesboro. The most awesomest night of your life.

jenna said...

You know, I was going to put that, but I didn't fit!! It is a big one though.. I regret not including it. :)

Lana said...

I would have called you out on that too but you included Wicked so I was so proud I forgot about scolding you. haha

kwərk said...

Yay, Jenna!

KCxdSunshineBand said...

I'd ask if you were starting to feel old but... =)

Annie said...

Hooray for fabulous firsts!

I love you!

Corey & Alisha said...

Yeah! I can finally post a comment on your blog! Since, I have switched to IWeb I sometimes have a hard time posting on sites that don't allow anonymous comments. I can't tell you how many times I have written a comment only to realize that it wouldn't let me post it! Anyways, Happy 23rd birthday!!! I am so glad that you have been here for your 23rd year and shared it with all of us!

Amanda said...

Oh, wow, I love your list. You're just a couple weeks older than me too!

I graduated from college last May so I think I can relate to a lot of changes going on. I'm going to borrow your idea to use in my own blog.

Good luck and a late happy birthday!