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We all know those people who are always up to something cool. You don't see them for a while and then when you do finally catch up again, you find out all of these cool things they've been doing.
That's my cousin Nikki.
Like my Uncle John, Nikki and I didn't see each other very often growing up. She lived in Ohio, we lived in Indiana. It happens.
We grew up. We got emails. We re-connected. And apparently when I wasn't looking, my little cousin was doing some crazy cool stuff.
Every time I turn around she's off on a different adventure: Nikki's in France. Nikki's in Italy. Nikki's in England hiking the coast. Nikki is hiking the Appalachian Trail.
We've all had those "One day I'd like to..." moments. Nikki doesn't just have those moments. She makes 'em happen. How can you not admire that?