The other day was my mom’s birthday, which usually would just be another day for most people. But for me, it marked 5 years that I haven’t been able to call my mom and wish her a happy birthday since her death. Needless to say, I wasn’t in the most positive and lighthearted spirits, let alone ready to film any sort of video.
Typically, the cherry blossoms bloom after this date, and for me they usually are a celebration that I made it through another year. That’s actually part of the reason why I have cherry blossoms tattooed on my shoulder. It was obviously I wasn’t in the best mood that day. Even when I entered my first class I got asked right away what was wrong.. to which I responded it’s just one of those days.
So.. Richard decided to come to school early and take me for a picnic with the cherry blossoms on the other side of campus. Thankfully the day was warm and nice, even if the blossoms weren’t fully out.
Looking back though, I wish I was a little nicer to Richard at first. I think if you watch it, it’s pretty obvious that my mood was not in line with his good intentions.
All in all, it was a really nice time to spend together, especially since we barely ever have enough time these days during the daytime mid-week to see each other and hang out at all. Our time together is usually in the evenings, so it was a genuinely nice treat! I’m hoping that we get to do it again sometime soon!
And, as a bonus I Tumbled cherry blossoms in Korea and made a video reacting to and reflecting on them. That video was made before the surprise picnic, and before the cherry blossoms were in full bloom this year in Korea. I’m a sucker for cherry blossoms pretty much anytime of the year!