July 13, 2018

Timehop is such a weird thing.

Seeing old memories brings you back to that moment in time.

Many images make you smile– they resonate instantly as funny, happy times with friends and family.

But others, have a gut-wrenching effect when reminded of a difficult day in your past.

Today, I’m at the office- I went for a run this morning and did sun salutations on a dock near our house to feel the rays on my skin as I thanked the higher powers for this day and that moment.

What a beautiful way to start July 13, 2018. Later into the day, I opened up TimeHop to be reminded that the years prior, this day has been much different. Each one unique.

Last year, I was taking dance lessons with Mike to get ready for our wedding that was only 10 days away.Image-3

In 2016, Phoebe and I had just returned from a long (clearly exhausting) walk. Image-1 (4)

In 2015, I had just received my alma maters quarterly magazine that featured the fundraising efforts my fraternity had done to raise money for me to come down to Tampa to speak at Relay for Life.

Image-1 (3)In 2014, I had just received the professional pictures back from our family vacation—Mike and I were matching – shiny bald heads.

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In 2013, we were at Mike’s brother’s house celebrating our nieces second birthday.

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In 2012, I was at a club in Chicago with two girlfriends.

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The list could go on and on for another 22 years of memories on July 13th’s.

What it reminded me is that you never know what the next year (or day!) will bring you. My life is so different today than it was four years ago and much different than four years before that. The days keep going, and the memories continue to pile up. You can’t change what has happened and you can’t predict what’s ahead of you. All you can do is appreciate this day, this moment, this life you’ve been given.

Happy FriYay, ya’ll.

Lots of love & light,

Jessy

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