To My Friends

About two weeks ago I was at my friend’s Christina’s house with my two other friends Kathy and Dania. Kathy was telling us about her future plans, both in her personal life and in her career, and it got us talking about all of our futures (after almost crying because Kathy’s future is heartwarming). My friends know I want to be a photojournalist, so Christina asked me “why don’t you start a blog and write about anything that happens to you?” Then Kathy and Dania joined in and said it would be a good idea to start one; so I wrote a note down on my phone, labeled it “START BLOG!” and carried on with the conversation.

A week or so after our talk, I started this blog; I didn’t know whether I was gonna enjoy writing random things or if I was just going to quit after a few days. When I was little I had a plethora of diaries where I would write down almost everything that came to mind, and having a blog is sort of like having a diary, except I don’t have to hide it from my brother with a lock and key in fears that he might tell my dad my deepest secrets.

After only a few days and even fewer posts, I love writing on my blog. It’s so nice and personal and I can write about anything; even if no one reads it, it’s like a small piece of me being written down.

This wouldn’t have happened without my friends’ motivation, and I want to thank them for giving me that needed push. And I will show my appreciation through some low quality pictures because Facebook apparently likes every picture to be grainy.

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Me, Dania, and Christina

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Christina and me at Crave Cafe celebrating my 20th birthday last year

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Me and Dania at a church event

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Me and Dania

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Me, Christina, and Kathy at church for New Year. 2011

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Dania, me, and Kathy on our way to Fresno with our church band. Kathy played the trumpet, Dania and I sang.

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Me and Kathy.

Thank you guys, I love you and God bless you in everything you do.

The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.” Proverbs 27:9 (NLT)