So it’s the 365th day. And honestly, I had no idea what my subject would turn out to be. Honestly, how do you end something like this? I don’t know. Haha. But as it turns out, the day kind of decided for me. The main event was a family get together for the aunt’s birthday. And there is no better subject than this group of joyful, caring, insane people.
It’s weird that tomorrow I won’t have to worry about whether or not I took a picture. And whether it’s interesting and well-lit enough. This was kind of a pain in the butt—this picture thing. Haha. But I loved it. Really. And somehow, I feel that this was the perfect year to capture in photographs. From left to right in this picture, there have been so many changes.
The sister has graduated from college with a degree in biology. She’s working her way to dental school now, transitioning through various work places and brand new experiences. The cousin in red beside her just started high school. She owned orchestra in middle school and is continuing mastering the cello, while simultaneously rising in status in forensics and wolfing down all the Broadway obsessions she can manage. My mommy spent a month gallivanting through Europe after hitting her fiftieth birthday, spending the rest of the time conquering various computer games. And Fruit Ninja.
The cousin on the right just got her first acceptance to an accelerated program at an East Coast college; she’s spent the remainder of the year winning mahjong tournaments and working her way through senior year, leaving academic legends in her wake. The little dumpling in the middle? Well, she was born. Haha. And she’s just starting to walk and talk. I think she can say about half of my name. Or, at least, I’m gonna say it’s my name. Whatever. ;P
It’s been an amazing year. Long and difficult. But full of firsts and craziness and friends and family and coffee and an A in organic chemistry—shut up, I’m proud—and musicals and weirdness and love. Thanks for sticking around to read this, by the way. I’ve really had a lot of fun. :]