Photo-A-Day for May: Reflections
I started my photo-a-day for May yesterday. Reflections. Unfortunately I lost a friend on Sunday to liver failure due to alcoholism. In honor of him, I will post my first 2 photos in reflection of our time as roommates with another friend Seth.
Tommy and Seth.
A good friend of mine dated Tommy for a long time. It was a tumultuous relationship but I know she loved him deeply. Tommy had a good heart but a head full of demons.
Abby and I many many moons ago. This was outside the house I shared with Tommy and Seth.
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I have chosen my first two numbers from the jar.
Day 1: #17
An oven thermometer! I do a lot of baking and I often have to guesstimate the times for baking so it will be nice to know what the oven is ACTUALLY heating at.
Day 2: #24
A gift certificate for the last Pannekoeken in MN. They have the BEST apple pannekoekens.
As I’ve mentioned, I am turning 29 at the end of May. My amazing Mom has given me a jar filled with folded pieces of colored paper with lid labeled “Count Down to 29.” Beginning tomorrow, I get to choose one piece of paper each day and get a small gift for every day until I turn 29. I got so lucky having her as my mother.
A friend of mine, Asha Marie, has been posting monthly photo series on Facebook. She chooses one theme every month and takes one photo per day for the month that she believes represents that theme. I asked her if I could “steal” this idea and she gave me the green light. I have been ruminating on which theme I wanted to use for my first month, May. May is rife with feelings and events for me. Loren’s anniversary of the car accident and her death are on May 1 and 2nd, my boyfriend Vanella’s birthday is on May 3rd, then comes Cinco de Mayo (which as a Mexican I don’t find to be all that important but nonetheless fun to celebrate), my mother and family and I are doing a breast cancer walk on Mother’s Day, then my birthday is on May 28th, and I suppose you can throw Memorial Day in there too. This May I will be entering the last year of my 20′s. Turning 29 does not scare me even though the thought of turning 30 next year feels odd. I do not by any means feel old, but I do feel as though… “am I really only 29 and am I already turning 29?” at the same time. I think back on my life so far and see that I have already had so many experiences and I look forward to, hopefully, many more.
So, I have decided to make my theme for May: Reflections. I will also be posting these to my Tumblr feed. http://jesscvt.tumblr.com/. I hope they are enjoyable and inspiring. Especially since it seems this winter here in MN will never end. Space-time continuum rift?