Birthday Weekend: Celebrating My 21st and a 21 Day Challenge

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Hey everyone and happy Wednesday! This past weekend I celebrated my 21st birthday (woo hoo!) and had a blast. I started off my weekend chaperoning my brother's honor roll trip on Friday. We went to Bay Shore Camp, a youth Christian camp, for the day. Unfortunately, it rained most of the day but we were able to take advantage of the basketball courts, 9-square and rock wall indoors. I even played basketball with Brennen and some of the other chaperones! (Talk about a cardio workout...)

Even though it was raining that didn't keep us from playing putt putt golf on the camp's 18-hole course. I really enjoyed my time, even though keeping four 11-year old boys under control with golf clubs and golf balls presented a bit of a challenge.

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I left after lunch while the kids spent the rest of the day watching a movie. It was time for me to run home and get ready for my second event of the day. I had the privilege of judging the scholarship auditions for my old dance studio for a second year. It was awesome to see how the kids improve over the year and I hope to be able to return to teach soon!

And THEN, I even made it back in time to watch Wesley in his baseball game...what a day!

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Even though I worked all day Saturday, I was incredibly excited and had a countdown all day until my actual birthday (with my birthday being Sunday). I got done working with just enough time to come home, change, and head out to celebrate at midnight. I ended up back at the restaurant I work at..imagine that. A few friends met us there and my roommate, Scott, had no problem shoving a bowl of whipped cream into my face.

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We didn't stay long but this night was definitely unforgettable. I have some awesome people in my life, including my coworkers!

Sunday was a pretty chill day. Doing a whole lot of nothing on my birthday was the best birthday present ever! Oh, and the fact that I booked the hotel for our Colorado trip!

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Can't wait to see this beautiful state!

We went to go see Pitch Perfect 2 in the afternoon and I scored a free popcorn because it was my birthday! The movie was great. It was definitely funnier and more entertaining than I thought. If you're looking for a good laugh, I would recommend it.

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I must say that 21 has been pretty good to me so far. And one of the best parts of being 21...

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....being able to buy and enjoy GT's Classic Kombucha! (Because the classic version could contain a higher alcohol content than 0.5% from fermentation you must be 21 to purchase.) Can't say I know many 21-year olds that celebrate with kombucha, but, if you haven't yet, this stuff is worth a try! I could go on and on about the benefits of kombucha (and maybe someday I will) but for now you can look here.

In other news, Monday marked 21 days without coffee (and energy drinks)!!

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For those of you that know me, this may surprise you and you may think this was some sort of miracle. Trust me, I didn't think I was going to be able to make it happen, but I did it! It takes 21 days to make or break a habit, and my caffeine intake was nothing short of a habit. The only caffeine I had in these 21 days was in green tea and found myself replacing coffee with a kombucha (the altered recipe without the alcohol of course). I feel like I have more natural energy now and I don't feel chronically fatigued. It's pretty awesome!! That being said, I will always love coffee and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on a white mocha or soy vanilla latte, but I'm gonna give it a few more days before I give in.

Is there something you should be giving up or adding for 21 days to change your bad habits or encourage new, good habits? I would love to hear what those are and what fun would it be if I didn't challenge you to actually go through with it!? Comment below and commit to this 21 day challenge!