catch up

time goes quicker between the two of us

We are more than halfway through September now.

Yesterday, Jake turned 10.

Recently, I had occasion to go through the stacks of photographs I’ve accumulated through the past two decades. It was a difficult time of reflection; Jake is at once very different and very familiar. He is handsome and thoughtful and smart and mouthy and surprising and clever and bossy and creative. He is a delight each and every day.

I am 6 weeks from finishing my undergrad career.


It feels real and unreal at the same time. I can’t imagine what I will do with the free time that I will suddenly have in abundance.

I have started a new collaboration project with some new artists; similar to Reflex, there are 5 of us creating in a single sketchbook. We are scattered again: Texas, Alabama, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Jersey. I am really looking forward to the challenge.

Which reminds me: I owe a Reflex entry. I am guilty of holding the book for too long.


5 thoughts on “time goes quicker between the two of us”

  1. I love seeing your name in my inbox. Congratulations on making it to Jake’s tenth, and on the the bigger picture, right now, of the graduation. You will feel like a bird. Oh, and the free time? Let me know how that goes. I haven’t found any yet. Rumour has it there is none to be found.

    1. Hah, thanks Margo. I keep looking around the house at all the little things I have been wanting to do, but have been putting off. I’m sure I’ll find plenty to keep myself occupied.

  2. I felt the same way in December. We both may have been a little late, but you got there at a younger age than I did. 🙂 And happy birthday to Jake! I don’t know how I missed this. xo

  3. And I should say that I’ve been doing lots of writing submitting and such since then. I took lots of naps for the first time in two years. 🙂 Now ready to make the next move. Good luck to you, Rachel. I’m proud.

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