I’m doing a sort-of double dip this week: Throwback Thursday: Choose a photo from a previous June and write! and that kind of ties in with Write a list of 5 things you do for FUN. Except I’m only listing ONE thing I do for fun, as, like I said, it ties in with my Throwback Thursday.
*****I’m a few days late getting this done, because on Wednesday I was exhausted after work and literally slept THE ENTIRE NIGHT after eating something at 5pm. I did wake up at 10:28 thinking I was late for work Thursday and couldn’t figure out why it was so dark outside, but the fog quickly cleared and I realized I’d just passed out and promptly proceeded to pass out again. When I woke up for work Thursday morning, I couldn’t breathe. For the first time in a month or more, I was having so much trouble breathing that I called out. My job keeps me moving and my heart rate slightly elevated, and I can’t do that if I’m not able to breathe. It took multiple doses of my asthma meds to get it straightened out, but it finally did. As it turns out, the farmers are stirring up quite a bit of dust in the fields around my home as they’ve begun planting. Hopefully this won’t last too long; I’m afraid to get sick with anything.*****
These are photos from June 2017, when I traveled to Atlanta for the Thirty Seconds To Mars/Muse show with my bestie and her husband:
(Seen here in front of Thirty Seconds To Mars’ triad)
I didn’t actually blog about this (or apparently anything in Junes of previous years), so I had to head to Facebook and Instagram for this.
I was sick as a dog with a raging sinus infection in these photos, and I didn’t even care that I was so sick. It was blessedly a little cool and overcast. It was my first time seeing Muse and Pvris, and about my third time seeing Thirty Seconds To Mars. This show was a week shy of my friends’ one year wedding anniversary – they were married at a Cure concert, at which I was also in attendance. How cool was it that The Cure was their wedding band?
Live music has always meant so much to me, and I’ve been obsessed with concerts since I learned what they were. While I adore traveling and do lots of things for fun, concerts have been my biggest investment of time and money. I consider both my time and money very well spent. I’ve made lifelong friends at shows, gotten to hang out backstage and meet a few bands, have some pretty amazing memories that my 15 year old self would absolutely lose her mind over!
Here’s some more photos from that concert, including some super-grainy ones of Jared and Shannon Leto. We were pretty far off, and I took those. I’m not sure how my friend managed to get such a good one of Muse’s Matt Bellamy with the same phone, but she did. I can’t even hate on my grainy concert photos, though. I pretty much vibrate with excitement during shows, and so they’re accurately representative of my concert experience.
I’m glad I got to have so many wonderful experiences centered around live music. I’m glad I got to have this particular fun, normal experience, as this was a pretty chaotic year for me. This was the year I spent traveling four hours one way to Mississippi every weekend to visit my Dad before he passed away in August.
A lot has happened since then. A LOT. Of all the ways the pandemic has disrupted my life (not that many, actually), the cancellations and rescheduling of all these concerts I was set to attend has hit me hard. I am soooooo looking forward to the day when I can get back to seeing live music! (see what I did there? I slipped a third prompt in – Write about something you are looking forward to.)
What are YOU looking forward to? What do YOU do for fun? Be sure to head over to Kat’s to participate in the Writer’s Workshop, and/or visit the other participants.
Featured photo courtesy Laura