This weekend, for all non- Dave Matthews band fans, was supposed to be the kick- off to my summer “tour”. It’s Saratoga Performing Arts Center, or, SPAC, weekend. I had been looking forward to this weekend for MONTHS AND MONTHS; seeing all my friends, having a photo pass, again, hearing my favorite band live; the excitement would keep me up at night. Unfortunately, life changes and I will not be attending SPAC this weekend. Rather, I’ll be working. And, while you may be reading this thinking “Leanne, you suck and are depressing”, the truth is, I am bringing up SPAC because I have realized just how amazing and adventurous my last few weeks have been.
From trying new restaurants, hanging in lounges, attending random concerts, taking a trip to NYC “just because”, to catching up with old friends, making new friends, laughing so hard your stomach hurts and tears drip down your face, late nights, earlier mornings, writing, photographing, documenting it all– it has been a whirlwind of adventure and mischief that only I could procure for myself.
I’ve explored and have gotten lost in the tall trees…
Spent days, dreaming of living in this castle; on the Gold Coast, while dining with F. Scott and all his friends.
I’ve become the unofficial third roommate; enjoying amazing meals on the rooftop…
Taken adventures with this lady…
And, of course, spent days with my Ham.
And, while some moments have been trippy and uncertain….
I have managed to stay grounded; even when on top of the “world” with my legs hanging free.
And, all the while, I’ve been able to capture the small beauty in it all.
The truth is, I don’t look forward to “one event” anymore; I look forward to all of them, each and every day. I look forward to the days where I have lunch in Manhattan, and end my night at a Ramones cover band concert until 2 a.m. It’s a nice feeling to look forward to it all. And, while my heart will have minor pings of pain throughout the weekend because I am missing something I dearly love, I know that I will find myself at a show soon enough.
Happy SPAC-ation, my loves. Send me lots and lots of snaps!