As with each year, brought with it a myriad of new opportunities, new friends and new memories, but it also brought a whole bunch of going away parties and tears too. This year I have had to say “See Ya Later” to my two rocks: Cynthia and Morgan, in the SAME MONTH, (you can read about that here), my main girls Jassmine and Nia, new friend Krystina, and Michelle (but she came back). These girls each hold special places in my heart and my life. And I take comfort in the fact that it is indeed a “See Ya Later” and not a “goodbye.”
Below are a few snapshots of the fun we got into in the city or all around the country this year.
*edit: Since publishing this post last week, I’ve had to say “See Ya Later” to another friend. Willow is on her way to Africa once again 😦
Grand total of “See Ya Later’s”: 6
Friends who have returned: 1
The feeling of love I have for them all: Priceless
Cheese! Reunited on the beaches of San Diego with Michelle this summer.
Krystina and I at her “See Ya Later” sendoff.
New York Adventures to the Cloisters with Morgan.
Celebrating out on the town with Cynthia.
Took a trip to Philly to see Jass.
Central Park days with Morgan.
Cynthia’s “See Ya Later” party this June.
Flashback to Summer 2013 with my girls, Nia and Jass.
After Nia’s “See Ya Later” brunch two weeks ago.
Cheese at the Opera.
Set life with Krystina.
Night out with Bloo and Nia
Tiona and Lisha, aka Krystina and I waiting for our scene in rehearsal
It’s a little chilly here in the city today, which means a few people may be shivering in their costumes, but that won’t stop them from heading out tonight and painting the town red. Every year I find myself in the same dilemma, embrace the holiday with all I’ve got or just go about my day normally and enjoy all of the festive people and activities around me. This year is no exception. I have possible plans for the evening and could even scrounge up a costume at Goodwill, if I so choose, but this morning I’m more of the “Let me just put on a wig and call it a day.”
Hard to imagine that tomorrow marks the start of November and this weekend Daylight Savings Time begins. If you want to find out what I decided to do before my post on Monday, check my Instagram to get an update. Below find a few pictures from Halloween’s past.