Your Gang is the theme of the 8th of my 52 weekly portraits. My gang consists of me and my BFF, Rebecca.
I’m a solitary soul, but one day about fifteen years ago I met a vibrant, incredible woman. I was filling a position in my department and I hired her. Within a week we knew we were soul sisters. Rebecca and I worked together at Cal State Bakersfield for 10 years even when one or the other of us changed offices we gravitated back to the same office pretty quickly! (we started in the Dean’s Office of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and ended up in the Dean’s Office of Arts and Humanities) We were known for our laughter echoing through the halls. I retired and left town four years ago. This winter since I’m back in Bakersfield, we’ve been able to see each other and not just keep in touch through texts 😉 .
On Friday afternoon last week, we met at Applebee’s, one of our old haunts. In this photo-booth series we took the first, middle and last photos then. The 2nd photo was about 13 years ago (?) at Applebee’s. The 4th photo was taken four years ago right before I retired.
As Rebecca points out we look even better now! Heck ya! We’ve gone through trials, tribulations and lots of love and laughter to come to this point! xoxoxo BFF…
I’m so glad you stopped by. How big is your gang? Are you solitary like me or part of a loving tribe of buds, or somewhere between?
52 Portraits is a photography course in self discovery by Vanessa and is hosted through Get Messy Art Journal. The course is a year long journey in using photography and words to turn your reflection inward and capture who you are at this phase in your life. Learn more and join the course here.