A Most Joyful Spirit: Joyce Omondi is #CravingYellowToo

This is one of the posts I’ve been looking to put on my blog for the longest time! Haha! You guys always ask if Joyce and I are “twins”. Or let me correct myself and say, most of you have declared that Joyce Omondi and I are twins! Haha!

It’s actually hilarious because for the longest time, my readers and her followers would cross-tag us on Instagram and ask if we knew each other or were twins! It happened so much and so often that Joyce and I eventually became friends!

It’s always fun to meet someone you look a lot like but it’s even better when you connect because you share so many of the same values.

Joyce is one of those people who I know I’ll be friends with for life.

I reached out to her when I landed and we had brunch on Saturday morning. We spoke about everything under the sun but it turns out we actually share so much more in common than just looks!

  1. Both of us studied in the United States
  2. Both of us are NATURAL..okay duh! Hahaha!
  3. Both of our mum’s run schools
  4. Both of us are Christians
  5. Both of us use our creative gifts to inspire young people

But above all what really impressed me and humbled me about Joyce is her value system. Joyce is a very gracious and very astute person. Having grown up in a Christian household you really get the sense, from the get-go that she is very grounded in her values. Simply put she’s a Proverbs 31 woman whose love for God is palatable.

Joyce Omondi really is a rarity in this day and age -  a young, godly, beautiful and intelligent young woman who is using her gifts and talents for God’s glory. Can someone just say #GOALS?

So on our shoot day, I arrived a few minutes late with Greg my photographer in tow. Joyce had arrived on time and she was seated in her car. There were some aggressive monkeys in the compound that must have wanted a taste of her breakfast or something...lool!!! #ThisIsAfrica

Anyway, we’d agreed to wear black and having matching head scarves just so that we could twin this look as much as possible! (Do you remember this scarf from my life update Vlog? See how it came handy! Haha!)

But let’s be honest, this was more a giggle session than anything else. We spent a lot of time keeping an eye out for monkeys, practising sheepish poses and high-fiving each other! I’m actually surprised we got these many photos to work with at the end of the day! (Thanks Greg, you’re the real MVP!)

So finally, here we are, my “twin” and I. And oh what a joy she is! A beautiful soul filled with love and sunshine!