Year in Photos 2021

A tradition I start years ago on the SOL challenge was to reflect on the past year through photos (no captions, in chronological order). The idea came from Jeeyoung, a fellow slicer, and once I saw hers, I was hooked on the idea! You can have a look at the past years here- 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015.

As an international school educator, I often travel to different countries several times a year, which is reflected in my Year in Photos. Due to the pandemic, 2021 will be my first year in photos with only two places represented- South Korea and United States. I was lucky to be able to get home for a few days this Christmas break, after a year and a half away from family. Despite not being able to travel as I normally do, I am blessed to live on a wonderful and safe island, Jeju-do, and have come away relatively unscathed from the pandemic. With that, here is my year in photos.

14 thoughts on “Year in Photos 2021

    1. aggiekesler Post author

      Thanks for stopping by! I love this slice each year. It always takes me about an hour to choose the photos I want to represent the year, but it’s so worth it. Hope you enjoy making yours!

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  1. Terje

    Taking the photos and looking back can brighten the darkest days. You have so much to be grateful for. And if you ever wish to switch careers you have photos for your photography portfolio.

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  2. wordjourneysite

    There are so many great stories in your photos and I have so many questions. It seems like it was a big year with a milestone birthday and a visit home to catch up with family!

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    1. aggiekesler Post author

      There are definitely lots of stories! Yes, I turned 40! I got to visit home for a few days at the end of the year, which was lovely. I finally got to meet my baby niece, Blayke. 🙂

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  3. Book Dragon

    What a clever idea – a year’s retrospect in photos. It looks like you had a year rich in connections, despite the world’s upheaval.

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  4. Fran McCrackin

    Happy birthday, and sorry about whatever landed you in the hospital. I’ve been reading you over eight years and I feel like a friend, perusing your photos 🙂 But don’t you want short captions? (I do!)

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    1. aggiekesler Post author

      Thank you Fran! 🙂 I had a major birthday last year…too bad I couldn’t have a big celebration because of Covid. I had surgery to remove a benign tumor. haha…I like the no caption rule. It makes you try to figure out what story the pictures are telling.

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  5. elsie

    I always enjoy your photo-log of the year. Here’s my question, what’s the meaning of the V finger? I first noticed that when we were in Hong Kong (a lifetime ago). Is there meaning?

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