I hope: Hello 2017!

“So, if there’s one thing that I’m hoping 2016 will be full of, it’s that feeling that anything could be possible. I hope that everything will feel possible, whether it’s in July or October, or even if it’s the 20th of December 2016.”

Hello 2017! It’s two hours before we meet here in Nairobi (eek!). The last of 2016 has me slapping off the mosquitoes gnawing at my shins, and sipping water. It may or may not be my new years resolution to drink more H20. I’m throwing back to some of my favorite posts on this here blog over the last year and whatever.

But anyway. Here goes:

  1. That time I experimented with photography and fiction and my sister agreed reluctantly to photograph for it. Fun fact was that this was inspired by a few elements from a family history. It’s crazy how some places/people/things have tremendous power to influence stories. Here’s: Part I, Part II, Part II, BTS
  2. Some work stuff: I recently started writing and editing for EatOut Kenya. You can see my writing on the December issue of Yummy Magazine here, and check out the second issue of Yummy Uganda (for which I was contributing editor) here!
  3. And finally, the New Year post from 2015, from which the featured quote is borrowed. Here’s another:
    “I always feel like the new year is like a new page in a book or an empty word document waiting to be filled with experiences and stories. Everything is possible– this is the year it could finally happen: you could get into shape, be more organized, cook more and eat out less, quit procrastinating, be more brave in love, drop that bad habit, be better at staying in touch with friends and at visiting parents. But then as time goes on and the resolutions of January 1st are gradually abandoned, it’s easy for the rest of the year to pass in a blur of “bleh”ness, kind of like we’re just waiting for the next thing to happen to us.”

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    But then as time goes on and the resolutions of January 1st are gradually abandoned, it’s easy for the rest of the year to pass in a blur of “bleh”ness, kind of like we’re just waiting for the next thing to happen to us.

For 2017, if you’re reading this: I hope that this new year brings to you a full life experience, that you find the strength to embrace all of the dimensions of your next 365 days, that you hold on to your boat, and that you find yourself surrounded by people who make it easy to hold on.

Cheers!!