My 28th year has come to and end, and what a year it was! It started in my second country, Kenya, with Irene, Faith and David visiting the members of Giwa IDP Camp, going on a mini-safari and giving out shoes to the Dust Babies of Kikopey. At 28 I became an Aunt and helped to welcome my lovely niece, Chloe, to the crazy Winter family. I got to share in the joy of the nuptials of three fantastic friends and the engagements of three more. I was able to hike to Machu Picchu in Peru with five incredible women and then journey to Patagonia with one of my favorite traveling buddies. Essie and I were the same age this past year – she’s 4 which translates to 28 in dog years – and we found many opportunities to go on fun hikes and city explorations, not to mention a few naps. I crossed several things off the “list” this year, including becoming a published author and covering Lollapalooza with a press pass. My business really took off at 28, and I’m so thankful for the wonderful clients I have been able to work with as well as the new and challenging jobs my camera and I have undertaken.
In short, it was a fantastic year and I feel truly blessed. I’m excited for 29 and what lies ahead!
Below are 28 reasons I loved 28 (click on the image to enlarge):
And, to end this post, I’ve pasted a poem that my mom sent me at midnight:
roses are red