Friday, January 4, 2013


I have been 22 years old for nearly a week now. I keep wondering what new things 22 year old Kelsey will experience.

My twenty-first year of life was a dandy one. And I went out with a bang. My last day of being 21 was spent in the mountains, snowboarding. Then that night, we braved the cold and walked around Temple Square.

I decided I wanted to make a list of 21 things I did at 21. In no particular order, here it is:

1. I spent my 21st birthday in Las Vegas where I made money gambling. Fifty dollars to be precise. And that was on a quarter bet machine, mind you.

2. I took an African Dance class. By far the most interesting PE class I have ever and probably ever will take.

3. I started running half marathons.

4. I made my first documentary.

5. I ate frog legs for the first time.

6. I started growing my hair out after having it very, very short for the last two years. Along with the decision to grow my hair out, I got straight across bangs for the first time in my life. Well. . .I guess I had them in the 90s too. . .but that's when you curled them and fluffed them really big. So I feel like it's very different.

7. I went wake surfing for the first time.

8. I bought a video camera.

9. I shot video for my first wedding.

10. I went on my first legit backpacking trip .

11. I took a class to certify for my concealed weapon permit (watch out, boys).

12. I improved my cooking skills (hooray).

13. I grew a garden. It mostly consisted of flowers, but whatever.

14. I interviewed some cool people. Michael Ballam, an avalanche survivor, the first female from Utah to swim the English Channel. . .just to name a few.

15. I got my first smart phone, immediately got an instagram, and never looked back since.

16. I swam with sea turtles in Hawaii.

17. I started wearing lipstick on a regular basis.

18. I hosted my first bridal shower, and loved it. I kind of adore party planning. .

19. I watched the "Back to the Future" trilogy for the first time. I know. It's like a sin it took me 21 years to watch it.

20. I got food poisoning for the first time ever. Which caused me to throw up for the first time in about 8 years. Oh, and Brian got it too. So we took turns at the toilet. It was quite romantic. Needless to say, I will never eat another potato or egg salad at a community function ever again.

21. I got a new car. One that smells like new car instead of crayons.

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