As I write this I'm now realizing it's my third consecutive year concluding with a travel post. I guess you can predict my priorities. There is no doubt that my destinations are of the first things I think of when reflecting on a year. 2016 has had no shortage of incredible adventures -- check my travel tag for proof. But looking back on this year and all that has changed, the first thing I'll remember is that home is truly where the heart is.
This year has been defined by adulthood. I started my full-time career, my sister left for college, and my boyfriend and I re-secured our relationship. My sister and I are now both living apart from our parents, and in some ways it feels like we've now all become closer. With change it's a blessing to know you have constants. For me, it's the shoulders I have to lean on that I appreciate the most.
These photos were taking at a family wedding on the last day of our trip in Asia, where I spent a consecutive week with solely my parents for the first time in a while. As the last trip of an ever-changing year, it was a reminder that home is family, and it will follow me anywhere. With this transition away from the holidays, out of 2016, and into the new year, it's moments shared with those closest that I will carry through.
Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens