Monday, February 27, 2012

my old apartment

This photo is from summer of 2005, when it was just Jazz and I in a Victorian home in Knoxville. I was just out of college, new to the South, and my only other living things to worry about besides Jazz was a pair of ferrets and a houseplant. I had no idea, not the foggiest sense, that in five years I would close on a farm in upstate New York. This was before Idaho, Vermont, Orvis, or the words Cold Antler Farm ever crossed my lips. This place is so far away now, in so many ways, I can't return to it.

I was a vegetarian then. I was broken hearted. I was just learning what living alone would be like. Life happens so very fast, sometimes I can't hang on without shaking a bit.

10 Comments:

Blogger Miriam said...

This is a great reminder for us to enjoy our days, each and every one, to not fret too much when things are rough, and to marvel at the amazing places our lives can take us. Imagine where you'll be and what you will be doing in another five years from now!

February 27, 2012 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

You've come a long way Baby!

February 27, 2012 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

Wow, from vegetarian to raising your own meat. It's amazing the twists and turns our lives sometimes take. Enjoy the ride.

February 27, 2012 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth from the Berkshires said...

Some years are like that, for sure. Of course, for you, it sounds like most years are like that. As always, thank you.

February 27, 2012 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Greentwinsmummy said...

From one whose feeling the same x hugs x Life is the most peculiar thing isnt it? I often sit and think wow! even the hard bits are going to make great stories round the fire when I am old x x x
GTM x

February 28, 2012 at 1:57 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

That proofs how fast we can turn our life in a different direction!

February 28, 2012 at 2:31 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

No joke. I don't think I'd recognize myself from ten years ago if I ran into her today.

February 28, 2012 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I'm 76, still hanging on, shaking a bit now and then:-) That's life!!

February 28, 2012 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Sarah Vaillancourt said...

I started dropping by your blog from time to time after reading one of your books.
We were living in RI at the time with a plan to move back to the family farm in Vermont. I was especially excited about your blog because of the VT connection.
We moved back in the spring of 2011 and have found that the family farm is not for us for several reasons. We are closing on a farm of our own in upstate NY this week. And now I read you are also now in NY.
Yeah, it all happens so quick.

March 2, 2012 at 10:09 AM  
Anonymous Joachim Wang said...

I sincerely believe that living alone in this apartment has made you a better individual, Jenna. It is really heartwarming to reminisce the days when you were upset and broken-hearted, but you were able to get pass such dilemma. By the way, you’re so fortunate to have your dog beside you during those days, I’m sure he made you feel lighter and comforted.

August 15, 2012 at 3:45 PM  

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