“The year 2013 is printed on a calendar, which hangs on my kitchen wall.”
Happy New Year’s Eve, everybody! 2013 has finally come to an end, and within a few hours, 2014 will begin yet another year in our lives. This year has been filled with many memories, both good and bad. I ended my first year of college in the spring, and began my second year in the fall. I lost my step-brother in early March, and my aunt just two weeks after that. I also started working at my first job, besides the family owned ones we own, at the funeral home starting towards the end of June. My grandfather has surpassed the 93 year mark, and is doing well to this day. And throughout the year, it has been a pleasure meeting great people. From my good friends Alma Williams and Mike Orbin, to a young gentleman by the name of Joe Sanchez of Legacy Funeral Home whom I look up to and mentors me, to my co-worker Alma Martinez, my other co-workers and my bosses as well, as well as Lisa Brand of Kreidler Funeral Home, who is also a person I look up to. I can never thank these people, as well as others, enough, for all of the good memories they’ve created with me in some way. Especially Alma Williams, who accompanied me to my own step-brothers visitation at the funeral home, and supported me the whole time. Not many people would drive long distances and take some time out of their just to be there for you in your times of need. It has also been a pleasure having lunch with her and good ol’ Mike. Mike is always full of joy and cheers me up when I’m feeling down, with his silliness. I also have to personally thank Joe Sanchez for inspiring me to go into the funeral business and always giving me advice on how to be a top-notch and professional young man. Alma Martinez has always backed me up at work, and was the first and only one to train me on how to get things done right around there. I couldn’t have asked for a better co-worker. Well, as this year comes to an end, we’ll see what 2014 has in store. I can only hope that this upcoming year will be a better one, with less tragedy. On another note, this will most likely be my last 365 project. It has been time consuming to an extent, and well, I’m not sure of many people have enjoyed it or not. Come tomorrow, I’ll make my final decision. I must say, I’m proud of myself for successfully completing TWO whole projects. 365 pictures for this year, and 32,450 words later, this project is finally finished. Anyways, I hope everybody has a Happy New Year!