Home is somewhere I feel like no matter where or how long you’ve been there you feel like you belong.
There’s something about December that makes me feel so nostalgic. Maybe it’s the cold weather, getting cozy, or the Peppermint Mocha. Whatever it is, it got me. There’s a specific neighborhood in my hometown that has these balls of light hanging up and they are quite the sight to see. The popularity of them has grown in the city, many people ride through the streets to see them and there’s even a 5k at night in the neighborhood!
While taking these photos around town, this spot was just too perfect not to stop at. The new park that opened over the summer had these lights on the trees. I have never been up close to one but looking up to so much light symbolizing hope to me, I have never been so happy to be alive this year. I looked around Erin, one of the most magical people I know, was taking my photo and smiling. There was a Hanukkah celebration happening, although I don’t celebrate I took a step back and looked. Live music was being played from the center stage. People were gathering around, eating, dancing and enjoying life. They were living, they were celebrating.
For some reason, I don’t mention my songwriting a lot. After I wrote that last sentence I wrote a song about what I remembered and how these people lived. I feel like the school I go to being in a small town there’s not much do. On the weekends, if you aren’t going out in the town you might in the room or going home. This is one of the many reasons I love coming home always something to do, make happen, or someone to see.
As I was saying I just looked around and I wasn’t worried about the textbooks I have to buy next semester, the boy who I wanted to be with, the dreams I haven’t accomplished yet, or anything that stressed me out. I felt great and happy. A big shoutout to my friend Erin for being the best friend anyone could ever want. I am forever grateful for someone to drag me out of my bed and experience life around my city.
Okay, I acknowledge the point of this isn’t clear I came into this post just writing how I felt in that moment. Yet, I know one thing as long as you’ve got love for yourself, love from your friends/family, and love from deep within you will find that life moment. You may not be in the middle of a photoshoot, underneath a ball of light, in a park with people celebrating a holiday you don’t but you will be somewhere where you feel like you belong even when life seems like it’s against you.
I have much love for all of you thank you for reading my blog since the beginning. I can’t wait to see what comes my way this upcoming year and yours,
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HAPPY NEW YEAR LOVES