Recently the North American Division (NAD) of Seventh-day Adventist's (SDA's) office of Volunteer Services (that's a big mouth full!) gave me a shout-out on social media with a #tbt from when I lived in Tchad in 2007. It sparked a trip down memory lane and I spent the next several hours looking through all the pictures of time abroad. I think I sounded like the classic old person... "wow, look at that! I'm so young looking! Wasn't this photo just a few years ago. . .or was it? Oh man, it was almost 10 years ago. . . I AM old. I don't think 34 is all that old but it is an age where I can stop and realize I have done a lot and lived a full life so far. But really, was it that long ago I was in Honduras or Tchad?!
With it being my birthday this weekend I thought It'd be a perfect time to give a little timeline with photo's of the years. So here we go!
|Christopher is a doll face!|
Age 10--4th grade
|Flower print, second row far left|
Age 17-- Senior Yr
|Middle top row|
Age 18-- 1st yr of Uni
|Middle bottom row|
Age 20 --Honduras
Age 24-- Tchad, Africa
Age 25-- Georgia, USA
Age 26-- Summer in Yosemite
Age 27-- Norway
Age 27-- 10 yr high school reunion
Age 28--Wawona, Yosemite, California
|First legit race at 27 (half marathon)|
Age 29-- Tanzania
|With mom (30 yr between us)|
Age 31-- California
|The perks of being principal and teacher.|
Age 32-- California
Age 33-- California
|Second full marathon race|
Age 33-- Cambodia
Well, there you have it. Sonya through the ages.
What are your thoughts?
Do I look older?
Do I look different?
I always thought I looked older than I was but now I think I may have just looked like a baby like everyone else! Ha.
Please share your thoughts!
Did you know me way back when?
Can you see a difference now?
Which picture did you have the hardest time recognizing me in?
Even this was 5 years ago now....
|Here's a bonus side by side with 10 yr's apart.|