Twenty Two

I turn 22 this week and I am sitting here wondering where this past year has gone. Anyone who knows me would know that I LOVE birthdays so am just a little bit excited. This year flew by though and I just wish time would slow down a little.

When I look back on this year I am grateful at how I have grown as a person. I have learnt how to appreciate small kindnesses from other people and I have stood up for myself when I have needed to. I have learnt that hard work pays off and that my family will be by my side no matter what. I have made some beautiful new friendships and I am focusing more on my health. This past year however also brought sadness and heart break but I have learnt that this okay. This is part of life and I need to keep moving.

When I look back on this year I can say that I am proud of myself. For being a brave 21 year old who decided to leave everything and start a whole new life in a whole new city and I haven’t looked back once.

So bring on 22. May you bring adventure, excitement, good health and happiness. xo.



Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway
Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway

Shannon is a travel and lifestyle writer with a keen taste for global adventure – whether it be snorkeling in the waters of Fiji, or exploring the art and architecture of Barcelona. When Melbourne calls her back home, she spends most of her time exploring and planning weekend road trips. To fund all of her trips, Shannon is a freelance writer and marketer – she was named the Australian Young Marketer of the year in 2017!

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