Flashback Friday is here, and with it the second #AboutLastNight photo gallery featuring my New Year’s Eve festivities in Richmond, VA with my extended family. Enjoy! (oh and stay warm today)
For today’s “Flashback Friday” I’m taking a look back at April-June. There was a whole lot of traveling in this little chunk of 2014: Philly, Richmond, Washington DC, San Diego, plus I did a show (Messiah Complex), saw a show (Bullets on Broadway) and started rehearsals for another show (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). I celebrated my Aunt Cynthia’s new position as Deputy Attorney General of Virginia, went to a sonogram appointment with Jassmine, supported my friend Jenna on her new web series, treated my cousin to brunch to toast her first PR job in the city, had an amazing reunion with Mississippi folks in town, went to the opera, enjoyed the sun and sand of San Diego, had a Mother/Daughter weekend in DC, and spent quality time with my friends as I rang in my 25th birthday. Enjoy the pictures below, some are old and some have never been published, and of course you can click the month’s in the menu on the left and relive these moments with me!
There is nothing like celebrating the successes of a family member. Not only do you get to see everyone, but it becomes a time of remembrance, gratitude, storytelling and pride in what you are and where you came from. When Good Friday rolled around, I once again found myself boarding a bus headed to another state, this time Virginia. Few of you may know but I am proud to say that I am the niece of the current Chief Deputy Attorney General of Virginia, my Aunt Cynthia! So when the evite invitation hit my inbox a few months ago, there was no doubt in my mind that I would attend! My aunt is a strong, intelligent, humble and gracious woman who deserves all of the achievements and accolades that have come her way, and this appointment is no exception. Getting to hear her explain her position and the power she wields over her large office of employees is mind-boggling, but only because it’s hard to imagine anyone else holding the office.
Getting to see cousins I rarely see or hardly know, as well as old family friends in attendance, there was a unanimous feeling that Aunt Cynthia was the woman for the job, and that her family, upbringing, and diligent focus got her to where she is today! There is nothing like family, and hearing my Grandmother and a host of others speaking directly to my generation about the gauntlet being passed to us, inspired me to work even harder for my dreams and to always be grateful for my family’s humble beginnings and amazing fortune and blessings. Now that’s what I call a memorable Easter holiday.