Today is my last day as a twenty-something. Things were so busy these last few weeks that I haven’t really had a chance to stop and think about it.
So much has happened in these past 10 years, as it obviously does with everyone, and I must say that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the twenties! It has been one great roller-coaster ride and I can only thank and honour God for it.
I remember having a night-picnic for my 21st on a stretch of varsity lawn in front of the main buildings with only my close buddies with me. That was awesome. These buddies were mainly from the band we played in. Yes, what an amazing opportunity that was! For 4 years we played together, not really touring, because all of us had full-time jobs, but doing the odd KKNK and Aardklop show and enjoying music and friendship.
It was also through the band that I met my husband. At some stage we needed a new bass player and he arrived, God-sent, on the scene. For almost a full two years we dated and I couldn’t wait for him to ask me to marry him. And finally he did, in a way that totally blew me away! We’re heading for our 5 year anniversary in March next year.
I am also so incredibly thankful for making the switch to photography as a career. Being grumpy and depressed everyday because of a job that I didn’t have a real passion for, something had to change. What a great honour it is to be able to do what you love!
Through all these ups and downs, I am also thankful for health. Being on medication for epilepsy for over 10 years (not many people know this about me), and now only using a very low dosage to hopefully in the near future stop the medication completely. I’ve also come to appreciate people more and more than before in my life. Man! I love life! Bring on the 30′s!!
Please forgive the quality of these pics, most of them were scanned
My 21st picnic
The first demo recordings
Yes, we loved picnics…in the band practice room
a show at KKNK 2005
See how confused I’m looking here…(8Dec 2006)
And then he popped the question!
My birthday two years ago at Gold Reef City