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Adventure lover will take to the skies for 21st

BIRTHDAY GIRL: Catherine Merritt kicked off her 21st birthday celebrations at the weekend at Lightbox Espresso and Wine Bar, Goondoon St.
BIRTHDAY GIRL: Catherine Merritt kicked off her 21st birthday celebrations at the weekend at Lightbox Espresso and Wine Bar, Goondoon St. Laura Mckee

CATHERINE Merritt's first 21 years in life have been filled with plenty of adventure.

The CQUniversity second year business student celebrated her 21st birthday on Saturday with a shopping trip to Rockhampton and dinner with her family.

She was surprised by the dare-devil gift her family presented her.

"I opened a box which had a voucher in it and it had a quote saying '46 seconds to earth'," she said.

"It was a sky diving voucher in Yeppoon. It's amazing.It's what I have wanted for ages."

Ms Merritt loves travelling and has been to 26 countries so far, including Italy, Greece, Netherlands, Japan, Hawaii, Belgium and France.

I would love to go to South America," she said.

She was showered with gifts at her workplace on Friday and is having a birthday party this weekend.

"It's my first party since I was about 11 years old. I wasn't too fussed on parties when I was younger, so it's a big deal," she said

The colour theme of the party is Tiffany blue and black. Ms Merritt will be joined by 50 guests for a dinner.

"I've got 50 cupcakes, 25 are vanilla with butter and 25 are red velvet with cream cheese. The cake on the top is orange and poppy seed," she said.

Ms Merritt grew up on the Gold Coast but has lived in Gladstone for 10 years.

She graduated from Toolooa State High School in 2011.

"I bought a unit at Agnes Water when I was 18 years old. I go there twice a month," she said.

It's all about the adventure for Catherine.

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