My life has evolved drastically in the past year. I lost my Dad. While my Dad left my life, I met someone who would have a significant impact on me. He and I have been in a long distance relationship for over a year now. He lives in NY.
In the past year, I’ve learned so much my ability to give and receive love, trust, support. I am here…in Seattle, thousands of miles away from my family and friends so I can gain life and career experiences. I’ve learned to adapt in an ambiguous work environment and make a little bit of progress each day. I explored the Pacific Northwest parks with Butters and Bambi.
I cried every day when I first moved here.
I cried for my Dad.
I cried for my Mom who lost her husband of 40 years.
I missed my friends. I missed Jay. I missed the sunny California weather.
Things are much better now. I don’t feel like I’m on a whitewater rafting trip, gripping the rubber raft. Right now, I feel like I’m standing on a platform, looking down the tunnel and waiting for the next train to show up.
NYC, December 2014, taken with FujiFilm Finepix x100