Don't worry, kids. I'm not doing anything dramatic like quitting the blogosphere!! The farewell is instead to my trusty friend and constant companion of the past ten years: my passport which expired today. We've had some good times together, my passport and me: England, the US, the US again, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, Belize, the US a third time, Thailand, and the US again last year! There's also a stamp in there for the Galapagos, and another one for the Inca Trail.
The good riddance part? Because my passport photo looked like this:
Apologies for the terrible quality. My SLR refused to focus on the picture (probably because the lens would have shattered as a result) so I had to take the pictures on my phone.
Anyway, 19 year old Kirsti? Probably should have thought things through a little more before having that photo taken.
29 year old Kirsti? Yeah, she thought through things good and hard before going to get the photos taken for her replacement passport:
Hopefully this means that I won't spend the next ten years with people doing a double take when they look at the photo!!
Also? You're no longer allowed to smile in passport photos, which is why I look bored as all hell in the new photo. Also also? If you guys are REALLY lucky, I might show you 15 year old Kirsti's passport photo some day. Hoooooooooo boy, is it terrible!
Anyone else have a truly awful passport photo???