Friday Five

Final Friday Five: Vol. 52

NEW YORK.

the final volume.

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“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
– Buddha

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 11 | Week 12 | Week 13 | Week 14 | Week 15 | Week 16 | Week 17 | Week 18Week 19 | Week 20Week 21 | Week 22 | Week 23Week 24 | Week 25Week 26Week 27Week 28Week 29 | Week 30Week 31Week 32 | Week 33Week 34Week 35 | Week 36 | Week 37Week 38Week 39Week 40Week 41Week 42Week 43Week 44 Week 45 | Week 46Week 47Week 48 | Week 49Week 50 | Week 51Week 52

Sitting at JFK on a very delayed flight to Florida, relishing the giant coffee, mimosa, and handsome fella sitting across the table from me. It’s been a long morning, but I haven’t stopped smiling.

It feels like I was just turning 26 yesterday. In fact, I can tell you nearly every detail of this past year. I started this series of Fives 365 days ago, when a dear friend and I found ourselves stuck in a rut. (She has always been a positive influence on me.) As someone who tends to focus on the negative / the issues, this project helped me keep perspective on all the good that we overlook day in and day out. It’s almost too perfect that this Final Five lands on 27.

My sincerest thank you to everyone who followed along, or read this even just once. I am humbled for your time.

  1. A Saturday created just for me: a giant breakfast omlette with rye, a surprise steak dinner, and tickets to a show I’ve been anxious to see for years. You really know how to make a girl feel like the only one in the room.
  2. Final score: 34-28.
  3. Finding a long lost sistah friend on this side of the States after nearly a decade and a half – the same time her dad was reaching out to reconnect with mine.
  4. A duo work anniversary/ birthday celebration after literally the longest three work weeks.
  5. Opening a necklace, imprinted with the cross-streets and location of the loveshack: our first home together.

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To continuing to celebrate love – throughout the day, the months, the years to come. Happy Friday, everyone!

xx

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