I remember the first time I had sangria. I was 19. For my birthday, I convinced my parents to let me travel around Europe ALONE. When I look back at it, I had no idea where that courage and bravery came from. Now at 29, I’m pretty scared of traveling out of the country by myself. Just thinking about everything that could possibly go wrong already makes me nervous. Anyway, 19 year old Maryanne was different, she was fearless and super independent.
Traveling for my birthday is something I look forward to all year. I just came back from a trip and I am already dreaming about next year’s travels. For my 29th birthday, my family and Alex went to Hawaii. Gone are the days of traveling alone. I prefer to be with family, always. Sometimes who you are with matters more than where you are.