Everyone got really into the futuristic theme. Here I am with my “otherworldly” cousins, Indi and Savannah.

Goodbye 21, Hello 22

On November 23, I turned 22. Of course, it’s not a milestone year, like 16 or 18 or 21, but it’s another year of life and I’m so grateful I could spend it with family and friends.

The past year has been a bit of a whirlwind, juggling school and competitions. But it’s also been a year where I’m starting to see all of the hard work pay off. I’ve spent the time pursuing my passions: horses and riding, and it’s so great to see the things I’ve dreamt about for so long finally becoming a reality.

I think my 21st year on this planet was a lot about realizing how important it is to pursue your dreams. It’s not enough just to have them be some sort of vague idea, something you talk about but never actually act on. If you have a dream, you have to go for it and do everything you can to make it come true. I know it sounds a bit like a TV movie, but it’s true. Yet it hasn’t just been about realizing the dream, it’s also been about enjoying the journey. I have so many unforgettable memories from this past year, wonderful times spent with family and friends in some of my favorite places.

Nothing says future like “fringe”.

Every year, I host a birthday party with a particular theme. For my 22nd birthday, I chose a futuristic theme. Obviously, my plans regarding my other passion, fashion, are very much top of mind. So I chose a theme that I thought was a bit different and yet relevant to where fashion is at the moment.

Of course, no party is complete without friends and family, and it was so wonderful spending the evening with the people who mean so much to me.

So now in keeping with the theme of the future and pursuing your dreams, I think ‘22’ will be all about my horses and my riding career. I have a number of competitions coming up, and I want to be as well prepared for them as I can. 2017 will be exciting, as I start my own clothing line and enter the world of fashion entrepreneurship. Looking forward to a great year of happy horses, a healthy family and passion-pursuing.

To complete my futuristic outfit, I went with a pair of silver platform heels. The rocket on the heel was inspired by the hope that we will travel to other planets one day.

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