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"When We're Together"
Thanksgiving. How the hell did we get here so quickly? Tbh, I feel like I made time go faster when I decided to move right before Christmas. I have my reasons, but this is technically my last holiday here in California. Will I ever come back to celebrate another holiday? I don't think so. Not next year at least. Only time will tell. I feel like all the major holiday celebrations that i've celebrated for the last 2 years, were the perfect endings. I don't want to touch them, and make those special memories, seem less than they are. This year Thanksgiving is really quiet. We are not really celebrating because my bon voyage party is the following week. So all the holidays, plus the new holiday, aka my move, will be celebrated the following week. When I was planning out my move, I did not think about how close the dates would be. So we are all just winging it. I've been so lucky to be with my family over the last few weeks. Since my move became official, I haven't gone a week without being without anyone. That's gonna be a huge change for me when I leave to New York on my own. Since we aren't doing anything, I went to the movies instead. Frozen 2 just came out, and I was just going to go see it by myself. Mama Nell is still here and wanted to come along with me. You know how much that meant to me? I would have been fine, going by myself, but going with someone I love, makes it even better. Everyone knows how I feel about Frozen. I love Elsa. I connect so much and relate to her on such a deep level. When the first film was released, I was in the nitty gritty of my early diagnosis of Glaucoma. Watching her be unapologetic and somehow let it all go, it really meant a lot to me. It's so meta that the theme of this 2nd film is all about the lessons we learn from letting it go and who we become when we finally feel like we can show our truest self. Mama Nell doesn't go to the movies often, so it was so nice to take someone who doesn't go and watch a movie, to watch this movie. As we sat together, she watched the tears roll down my face, and we stayed together in the moment, while we laughed at every joke Oalf threw our way. This film ends with Elsa being her truest and fullest self, riding off into the unknown, but still with the full love and support from her sister, family, and kingdoms. That really hit me hard. After this week I begin the small little ride off into the unknown. Getting to watch this special movie with Mama Nell, feels my heart with so much love. Afterwards, I headed out with my sisters Courtney and Dash for Black Friday. It's a tradition I hope we can continue, even when I am living in New York. We do this every year and I wouldn't want it any other way. Being with them is the best cherry on top, I could ask for, for my last Thanksgiving as a citizen of California. Like I said, we barely celebrated Thanksgiving this year. But having the love of my family, really shine through over the last few weeks, has meant a lot to me. In a way, it kinda has been Thanksgiving every week. Even though i'm leaving before Christmas, and may not be back to celebrate the holidays next year, at least i'll always have the love I feel right now, the love I feel when we're all together. That love i'll always be thankful for, long after I venture into the unknown.
Photographer: Courtney Johnson
What I'm Wearing: Whole Outfit - Express
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Stories From My Life - CHAPTER 16: THE FINAL PAGES
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Stories From My Life
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