Monday, May 21, 2012

Twenty-Five, and My RTW Adventure... So Far {Video}

Today, I turn 25.

To celebrate, I'm going to hang out on my mom's couch, elevate my ankle, make my very favorite tuna casserole to enjoy with my family tonight and drink beer/eat ice cream while watching The Bachelorette.

I don't need any elaborate celebrations this year. Being back home is enough for me!

A happy snap from my first night back in Seattle. You may remember this guy!




On my 23rd birthday, I wrote about how much I enjoyed wandering aimlessly around my neighborhood.

On my 24th birthday, I ran a 15K (9.3 mile) race.

Little did I know on those birthdays that I'd continue to dedicate quite a bit of time to wandering and running.

So on this birthday, I won't try to predict what'll happen in the next year or set goals to achieve before I turn 26.

I've never had such an uncertain year ahead of me, but I've also never been so content to let the possibilities bounce around in my head, and to let the next adventures unfurl as they please.

It's hard to imagine that it could be any better than this past year, but I have a feeling that, somehow, it will be.

For now, I'm just going to relax, enjoy being home with my loved ones and continue to feel oh-so-thankful that I am alive.

I'll also look back on all that I experienced in my last three months of traveling and think, "Whew! That kicked ass."

Join me? : )



My RTW Adventure... So Far from Devon Mills on Vimeo.


P.S. At the end, I say: "Oh my God, I shouldn't have chugged that Milo." Although tasty and refreshing, I would not recommend it for cycling up large hills in Thailand!

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21 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! It's incredible how much you can do in 3 months when you're trying new things and open to whatever life throws at you. What is up next after you recover?

    Awesome video too... i'm such a sucker for great video set to good music.

    PS... That article on Aaron was a great piece of writing. Glad he's doing better!

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    1. After I recover... a little time at home, then Hawaii + Europe! Thank you, and thanks for the tweet! : )

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  2. Devon, happy birthday! I've been following your blog for the past several months, and your willingness to take on new challenges has inspired me to run my first 5K on June 2. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, and I hope you have your best year yet!

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    1. Thank you, Brooke! Wow, enjoy your first 5K! There's nothing like the feeling you get when you cross a finish line... and it's highly addictive. : )

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  3. Loved the video and song choice! Looks like an amazing journey so far. ;D

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  4. Funny. I never had milo while in OZ or NZ. Unless you count the ice cream version. Wasn't a fan for some reason... Anyways, great video!

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    1. Oh man, anything that tastes chocolate-y is high up on my list of things to consume. I was so amazing by the array of Milo EVERYTHING you could get in NZ, Oz, Singapore and Thailand! Iced Milo at McD's, anyone?

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  5. Happy Birthday Devon! I'm relatively new to your blog, but I think I can speak for most everyone who's here and say that we all have a small crush on your life! You've inspired me, and I'm sure others as well. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks, Brandon! I think that's the first time I've heard of anyone having a life crush, ha! Although I certainly have my share of life crushes on others. Glad to be able to inspire you in whatever it is you dream of in life!

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  6. Glad you're back to writing, Devon. Great video!

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  7. Yay, Devon! Great video. Totally made me miss all those places.

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    1. Thanks, lady! I know... and even now, it seems like it was all a dream...

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  8. Great Post & Happy Birthday! It's great to see your reflections on the time you've spent traveling... we love to read it! Video is great!

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    1. Thanks, Dana. Trust me, I have wayyy more to write about!

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  9. Amazing amazing video!!! Looks like an experience of a lifetime!

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    1. Thanks, Jocelyn. There is more to come!!

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  10. I just found the time to watch the video, A-MA-ZING! Almost made me cry... Very late, but Happy Birthday Devon!

    How's the ankle? Better?

    Cheers :)

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