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Life is only as purposeful as we make it. So, this year I made a vow to begin my life’s mission to spread love (through volunteer work and little acts of kindness) and re-awaken my adventurous spirit. Change is inevitable, and I’ve finally decided (and commit) to change my priorities in life.

And for the first time since I can remember, I feel SO alive! I would even describe it as a rebirth of my existence, the breakthrough that reaches deep into my {{{ irie soul }}}.  My strength, stamina and energy level has dramatically increased over the course of the year that you can just sense it from checking out this post–a look back at the highlights of my life in 2015:

My New Year’s Resolution = #BreatheInLoveOut:

“Double Date” with the Governor:

Proud #NewYorkers.. ☺️☺️ #Albany #NewYork #NY #CapitalRegion #ILoveNewYork #NewYorkPride ❤️

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Spent my birthday in the BVIs:

Big hair, courtesy of Crews:

Appeared on 518Life Magazine March 2015 Issue:

Volunteered at the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless:

My first #JeepLove:

Spring sailing:

Long weekend at Wilmington, North Carolina:

Adirondack Day at the LOB:

Ran the Newport 10K with family and friends:

City + State 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Albany, Class of 2015:

Ran the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge with colleagues:

Took a shot at “love” in SoCal:

Met a trailblazing scientist:

Took a mini road trip to Vermont:

“Love” became too complicated, so I took up paddling instead:

Also, did some flying:

Went on a half-day hike with friends in Massachusetts:

Celebrated my BFF getting married:

Sunset paddle:

Explored Block Island:

Helped with Newport Sup Cup, in support of Clean Ocean Access:

Explored the Catskills:

Mentored a group of young women for She’s A Boss:

Tried out Orangetheory Fitness:

Ran the Ocean Road 10K:

Explored Vermont some more:

Met “Chuck”:

#Chuck 🗽 || #Proud #Dems #NewYorkPride #BlueState #NewYorkCity #NewYork #NY 💕

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Did the Freedom Trail:

Explored the Catskills some more:

Turkey-trotted it with my siblings:

The beginning of a new (long-lasting) friendships:

And finally, spent two weeks in the Yucatan Peninsula:

In short, I would describe 2015 as an AMAZING year of adventures, growth and life victories, thanks to the many good and inspirational people I met along the way who made each and every experience extra special. So, cheers to all of you, to 2015, and to the New Year!

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