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party, travel, marriage, career, adventure

sex, drugs, alcohol, sex, sex

learning, growing, love, energy, travel

happy, exciting, growth, exploration, study

Waking up in the Sahara Desert.

I don’t rank my memories.

Marrying my husband.

Flying to Japan to study after having graduated from college.

Farewell party when John and I were leaving Virginia for Ethiopia/Farewell party when we were leaving Ethiopia for Virginia. When John proposed on the side of a mountain, and snow boarding down the rest of the way yelling, ”Woo hoo!!” Jumping off some high rocks into the Mediterranean Sea in Italy. Paragliding in the Swiss Alps.

Falling in love does not necessarily mean you’ve found the right person for you.

Cocaine comes in pumpkin flavor for the holidays.

To relax, it will all work itself out.

Only small things...Getting Things Done system for email. How to avoid stress when driving. Personal daily limit for admin work. Other things I knew better then or have more difficulty resisting now: downplaying value of appearance, being humble, living without many things. Every year has been better than the last. Looking forward to being 37!

Take risks and learn from the mistakes.

Everyone likes and wants sex as much as you.

Work hard at being honest with yourself, considerate to others, and enjoy the ride.

If you’re lucky enough to know what major skill you wish to hone, develop your ability to practice.

Sam Garland, 35

Jiacong Yan, 29

Julia Nalitz Vivalo, 33

Kristofer Bergstrom, 36 7

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A compendium of people's accounts of life in their 20s.


A compendium of people's accounts of life in their 20s.