When my braces were removed in 8th grade, a cousin told me that I would wear this stupid clear retainer thing until I was in COLLEGE. “Yeah right.” That was, like, forever away. After brushing my teeth on the eve of my 28th birthday last night, I slipped my retainer in for probably the 1000th time, thinking back on the multi-month trips I’ve taken without it, the nights around the world, always coming back and putting it in again, fixing anything that’s moved over my time away. I wish it could fix more than teeth. [2x birthday laps on Olympus. 8200ft, 13mi.] This birthday, I’m grateful to you for having at least some interest in what I like to do for fun, work, or that fine line dividing them. I am thankful for a few stellar friends that have really shined more than normal in the past few firstname.lastname@example.org @carolinegleich @sierraquitiquit @brookegaynes @kelsie_def @ashwilli1 @jason.eichhorst @acpictures @perpetualweekend @aces8441 @trent_meisenheimer @mmcintyrephoto @ktmillerphoto-for their youthful wisdom. It’s amazing how much people our age have experienced, but even more so how much knowledge they have to share. I hope you’ll stick with me for another year as I try to stick with myself. And let’s remember to go outside, even if it’s raining. We’re designed to be waterproof. .
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