In honor of my last year’s birthday blog tradition, I have been thinking of how blessed I’ve been in my 23rd year of life. Here's a recap:
Gave my first solo organ recital in Arusha
Voyaged around Tanzania, to Pangani and Zanzibar with my dear friend Fraser
Heard the premier of my orchestral piece Whippoorwill Winter in Aix, France and had my wonderful family and dear friend Hodge come visit!
Visited my friends Rachel and Eric in Ethiopia
Surprised my mom with friends in Nairobi
Composed and completed the collaborative show "Ndoto" with Umoja staff and students and Colette Albiolo in Arusha!
Visited my dad in Rio, Brazil
Met my dad's wonderful girlfriend-- now fiance!-- Becky!
Gave two solo organ recitals in Rio, Brazil
Met a very special person...
Had my flute stolen..sad...and got a new one!
Became a certified Suzuki teacher
Visited my grandma and aunt in Illinois, and gave a piano recital at their community center
Moved in with Millie!
I adopted a puppy for Meru Animal Welfare Organization (for two weeks-- ahh I miss Lucy!!)
Organized Meru Animal Welfare Organization fundraiser- Arusha Day for the Animals
Composed a childrens song for Lushen's Bienmoyo heart disease organization
Composed the music for for "Blue des Sables" collaborative with Colette Albiolo in Tunis, Tunisia
Traveled all around Morocco with my dear friend Hodge
Organized an Obama election party!
Auditioned for graduate school with the Glomus Program (located in Finland-- will hear results in June!)