Every now and then when I have some free time, I like to remember the people in my life who have made me or shaped me into the person I am. Even the briefest encounters with people can make one change their mindset about life, and (now, about a month ago) I had a day like that with an old friend. I hadn't seen him since March when I met him (for the first time), but we had mutual friends and talked on Facebook. It wasn't until we hung out again that I realized "Oh, hello! I forgot that you're amazing!"
Sometimes my life is so hectic and chaotic that it takes a few days for me to realize "Why yes, I did wake up at 5am all week and kick ass in all of my finals." So it's nice to remember that fun day I had amongst all the chaos. It all began with this little guy:
After that brief wildlife encounter, waited until my friend Jay picked me up. We ate, talked, and went to the cemetary for some good times. There's this huuuge cemetary in Whittier named Rose Hills, and it's gorgeous. I sang there for a September 11th Memorial concert and realized just how gorgeous the place was.
I realized I hadn't taken any photos of him since the time I last saw him, so I decided to stalk him against a wall!
Jay and I just sat and talked about school, life, my boyfriend (looong story there), death, movies, music, whatever really. It's so nice to have a day with a person who doesn't make judgements or conclusions about me. Most people simply LOOK at me and draw conclusions, but just sitting and talking and sharing our lives for a brief moment in time helped me realize- I had to slow down and remember the people in my life. And Jay was one of those people.
So remember to breathe, take your time, and remember the people around you. They love you more than you realize. <3!