I stood there against the wall, my legs crossed at the ankles, my hands clasped behind my back, with a smile plastered on my face, entirely certain that I was fooling no one; that everyone could see right through me.
Surely they could tell how much I was missing my friends and family at that moment. Surely they could tell that behind my tortured smile there were tears brewing.
Moments like this don’t happen often, but when they do they crash through me like a wave, leaving little behind.

Hello June

Hello June and your unseasonably melting temperatures. Hello to turning 28 and officially entering my late twenties. Hello to morning bike rides with my husband, trips to the pool, and dinners on the covered patio. Hello popsicles and writing at the kitchen table. Hello beautiful morning light cascading through the windows. I’m nervous about you June, so be kind to me.