Once upon a time, in the summer of 2014, December 8th to be precise; I arrived in the quietest city I had ever been, Auckland. That will probably make no sense to you if you compare Auckland to the rest of New Zealand. But, you see, I hadn’t been to the rest of New Zealand at that point. It was also my first time outside Africa.
I turned 35 last month (May 24, 2018) and it was a time of deep reflection for me. Typically, the days leading to my birthdays and after are the most thoughtful times of my year. So please forgive me if you can for writing about myself a lot lately.