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RADVENT: December One — Remembering

Well, it’s been a while. Thanks to a combination of being way to freakin’ busy plus the worst writer’s block evar I’ve taken an unexpected hiatus. But now I’m ready to jump on the bandwagon and embark on Princess Lastertron’s Radvent Project. (I’m a little behind, please excuse while I catch up.)


What were you doing five years ago today? As the holiday season began? Where were you? Who were you with? What did you want? What did you have?

Woah boy, where do I begin? In 2005 I was seventeen and about half-way through my senior year of high school. I was literally having the time of my life.

Keegan and I catching snowflakes in Waupaca, WI.

I had extraordinary friends.
Hannah and I eating sour patch kids.

My water polo team rocked.
Driving to our team x-mas party. (Yes, we had a hippie themed x-mas party!)

I had just started seeing a new boy, which was obviously terrifying and exciting.

Also, since it was December it meant I got to see my sister + Katie soon, who were both away at college.
Adventures in Seattle.

At that time I was hell bent on moving to Seattle.

I took a photo of myself for every five steps I took… literally.

I was weird and confident. I didn’t care what anyone thought of me. In fact, I’ve spent a lot of time during the past five years just trying to get myself back to that place.
We were so cool.

I’m not sure if I knew who I was but I certainly didn’t give a flying… well, you know.

2005 was all about having fun, living in the moment and being blissfully unaware of the fact that very shortly everything would change.


I like pretty clothes and pictures.

8 thoughts on “RADVENT: December One — Remembering

    1. Well, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit… but I’m not that far off. I was already on my second digital camera too! Unfortunately my hard drive crashed summer of 2005 and I lost all the photos I didn’t have saved on CD’s and I couldn’t wait any longer for them to try to “recover” the lost data. I needed my computer back ASAP!

      I had so many photos of me + friends walking up the stairs at school, doing nothing in class, ordering pizza at school and ridiculous adventures. I didn’t want one undocumented moment of my life. It was bizarre. Then I went through a 4-month period in 2007 where I did not want to take or be in ANY photos.

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