People I Love

IMG_6320Tonight, as I sat across the small circular table from my best friend in a near by Starbucks, I was presented with the idea of what I would be in a few years—or what my best friend envisioned I would be. She said, “I see you as, like a photographer, journalist person who travels around the world and writes and takes pictures.” I have to say, that idea is and will most likely always remain very appealing. Not five minutes later, I squatted down next to her and told her to do something on her laptop, to look busy. I captured a photo that ignited a fire in my heart for I had never felt more blessed to have the friends that I do. “Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop” by Landon Pigg started playing in the back of my mind, and I posted the photo to my Instagram as I thought about what it would be like to write about these people—the ones I never officially meet but somehow end up as close as blood relatives with. Granted, there are not many of those, and hopefully, sometime in the future, there will be a “People I Love Part II,” but for right now I want to document forever the love that I have for the people that make my life worth living.


I wrote that introduction back on October 22, 2017. It’s been a hot minute since I looked at this, but, again, after a long, emotional past few months, I want to write about everyone I love. Granted, this might not come off as the most entertaining piece of literature, but it’s mine. Instead of putting all of my friends on one page and hoping it eventually grows, as I had previously envisioned, I plan on making this a series, each addition to it, a set of initials. The initials will be those of the person I love and I’ll write whatever my heart desires, whether it be a poem or an anecdote or just a rant. My biggest fear is wasting my youth. In doing this, I hope I’ll find that I didn’t waste any time at all getting to know these people.

Stay tuned for the start of something…hopefully beautiful.



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