As I reflect on the highlights of my weekend, I am realizing that key parts of it were centered around personal growth. A few weeks ago I decided that I would go to the Bon Iver concert instead of a sorority event that some of my closest friends were attending. I had a few good reasons for making this decision, but I was still unsure of whether I had made the right choice: would I regret missing out on the experience? Would going to Bon Iver be worth it? I figured these thoughts would be a good thing to write about on SLB because in this situation my biggest fear was the unknown, going against what most of my friends were doing.
So, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and embraced the experience. I went with two good friends, and then met up with another group half way through. Everything about the show was beautiful. It was held at Merriweather Post Pavillion, a venue I have grown to love, and Bon Iver’s music was even more powerful live. While I was there I had the opportunity to snap a few good photos, including street style of some on-trend concert goers:
Sweet friends, Hillary + Rebecca
Overall, the experience exceeded my expectations and all of the doubts floating around in my head vanished by the end of the night. It gave me the chance to reflect, to stare up at the stars, listen to the melancholy chords and realize that beautiful, inspirational things can come out of life’s hardest circumstances. I will end this post with one of my favorite Bon Iver songs, a cover originally sung by Bonnie Raitt: