On May 1st, a charitable event starts for Amesha Jewell — the owner and creator of Aeva // Heartsick. I am donating 75% of my sales, and every outfit I have out is marked at 100L. Unfortunately, I don’t have anything new to share, I have a few items that have not been for sale that were previously used in hunts or special events, but nothing really new.
Allow me to explain why I haven’t done much these days… not even log in to SL other than for a short amount of time.
Some of you may, or may not, know that I was born and raised less than 20 miles outside of Boston, and have lived in the actual city of Boston for over 15 years. I’m a second generation Bostonian too! But, no one would know that I live on Boylston Street… and this is not information that I would have shared either before April 15th. As you know, that was a fateful day in our city, the day something I never imagined happening… happened.
I was working from home that day since it was Patriot’s Day and the Boston Marathon was going on… I don’t like crowds and like them even less when I’m trying to go to work… LOL. Luckily, I’m a freelancer and my job doesn’t mind me working offsite from time to time. While I was not in the crowd, I live across the street from the site of the second bombing. Like most people who live in the city, I thought it was a car backfiring, or maybe a canon down on the Esplanade. I did not know what was happening until a co-worker called to see if I was alright.
friend: “You okay? Everyone safe?”
me: “Huh? What do you mean? I’m just working from home today due to the marathon”
friend: “Turn on the news… there’s been two explosions at the Marathon finish line”
And so it began.
Luckily, everyone I know is safe and unharmed. I am also fortunate enough to live in a large apartment community where we could stay and our management company was able to give a list of the residents to the police, FBI and any other agency surrounding our building for more than a week. Other people on Boylston Street were not so lucky; unable to come home that entire time. I was also lucky in that my client allowed me to work from home that whole time so I didn’t have to deal with going through Police Checkpoints just to leave my apartment.
While I wasn’t physically harmed, I had a real difficult time adjusting to this. At first, it didn’t even sink in for me. On that Friday when they asked people to stay home (which, I appreciate because the public transportation was not running — our bosses didn’t expect us to be there either), it sank in… hard. I had very bad anxiety, and then I became glued to the tv news… which is bad news with the images over and over again. I became physically ill over the whole thing, thinking about how all these innocent people were hurt and killed basically in my front yard.
Anyhow, I have slowly been feeling better… turning off the news has helped a lot! The first day I went back to work, it took all I could muster not to break down into tears just walking to the subway station as I saw the buildings boarded up, reminding me again. The city and business owners are amazing though, bringing everything back to normal as much as possible so quickly. The outpouring of support from people all over has been amazing! Even if they did crowd up our local Trader Joes on Saturday! Just kidding, it was awesome to see people from all over come out in droves to Boylston Street this weekend.
Anyhow, during this time, I was asked to participate in this charity event for a woman who needs just a little bit of help… and I find it Ironic her store is called Heartsick, because that’s how I felt for a while now. So, you see, besides wanting to help her, this is the perfect remedy for what was ailing me. I needed to help someone else to start to heal myself.
If you would like some more information, please check this out: http://foraevaheartsick.wordpress.com/about/
I will hopefully have a May group gift for you very soon. I can’t even believe it’s nearly May, but I did seem to lose about 2 weeks there.
Thank you for reading this far and for being understanding.
Hugs & Kisses! Be good to each other and come out from May 1st to May 14th to help out someone in need! Jazz
Awesome song with some scenery from Boston:
Love that dirty water…