Day 17: A favorite photo of yourself and why you love it
I'm pretty sure I've shown this photo here before but I thought I'd include it again for today's prompt. This was actually a really easy choice for me to make. This photo was taken back in 2009 in Florence, Italy. The Fancy Fiance (then The Boyfriend) decided to travel around Europe for a few months after he took the bar exam. I was still in school at the time so he went alone. However, being the dedicated student that I am, I skipped classes for two weeks* to join him for a tour around Italy and a quick weekend in Madrid. His cousin Max was with us for the first week and joined us in Florence, Siena, Luca, & Rome. It was Max who took this photo.
Technically, the photo is imperfect but it means a lot to me for so many other reasons. It was my first trip to Europe, our first vacation together, and even though I'm pale, jetlagged, and wearing basically no makeup, I actually like how I look in it because I look happy. We were and are happy and, to me, this photo shows it. It's one of my favorites of us and of myself.
*I also got more A's that semester than any other semester of law school. I should've taken more trips to Europe when class was in session ...