Facebook reminded me that this was my cover photo four years ago today. Some facts about this shot:
1. It was part of a professional photoshoot we did while on our amazing girls’ trip to Paris.
2. That trip was four years ago in February.
3. It was freezing cold.
4. I’m not exaggerating.
5. I look at our smiles, our mid-struts, and our shiny, effortless melanin and I remember, despite the frigid weather, how much fun we had.
6. I miss my friends, traveling, and just living life the way we lived pre-quarantine.
But, all things considered, staying at home during this time means staying safe and doing my little part in not making life harder for folks like my two friends in that photo above, both of whom are on the frontlines and work in healthcare. So, I can reminisce and gaze at photos and make plans for the future—all while staying within the confines of my home.
If you’re interested in reading more about our Paris trip, start here and keep on reading.
Where would you like travel to after restrictions are lifted? Share in the comments, if you like.