Friday, January 4, 2013

2012 Momentous Moments

2012 was a really great year for me, especially following a very difficult 2011. I met a lot of personal goals, encountered milestones, and experienced growth in a lot of areas important to me. I also was able to visit a lot of really great places that mean a lot to me, for that I have been very very grateful.

In 2012 I had my first blog anniversary. It was a pretty big deal for me that I was able to pull off posting semi-weekly for a whole year, considering I've never kept a diary.

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I met Monique of Tipa Tipa- my very first time meeting a blogger I followed, in real life.

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I visited Philadelphia for the first time, and got to see Edgar Allen Poe's Childhood Home.

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My sister Emily came to visit New York for the first time, and we both saw the Statue of Liberty for the first time as well.

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I had my first giveaway offer and DownEast sent me this cute swimsuit

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I cut my hairs asymmetrically

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I visited Moab and got these awesome shots. Such breathtaking landscape! I wish I could come here all the time.

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I finally got a pixie cut after years and years of teetering

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I got to live in Japan for 4 months- the coolest, prettiest place I've ever been, and I miss it terribly.

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I shot my first documentary on my own outside of film school, and spent a week shooting alone in a very remote part of Japan with no English speakers, and very minimal Japanese ability. It was one of the most incredible experiences, and despite the language barrier I became very close with the family I stayed with and I still tear up whenever I think about it ( I still need to edit the footage though- yikes, I'm slow)

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We got to go SeaWalking while in Japan, which was such a Jules Vernian dream come true, and I had definitely never done anything like it before.

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I turned 24 shortly after arriving home.

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In september I got to go visit my grandparents' cabin with my family, and there are no words for how much I loved it.

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I visited Boston for the first time, and achieved a life dream of visiting Salem for Halloween.

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I finally dyed my hair white like I've wanted since high school.

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What a year! C'mere, 2013, let's see what you got for me.

18 comments:

  1. I didn't realize your blog was so new. You had an enviably great year of travel! I think 2012 was good for a lot of us; it's nice when things really seem like they're headed for better. - Leah, leahwise.com

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  2. Wow, you've been everywhere! Such fantastic opportunities! Thanks for sharing them and the beautiful photos of them with us!

    xoxox
    theefface.blogspot.com

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  3. you went to japan?! soo jealous, looks like you had a wonderful time. hope your 2013 is just as good!

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  4. Looks like you had an amazing year! and lots of travelling opportunities :) Hope 2013 will be just as good!

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  5. you always have such gorgeous photos! I'm so glad I found you blog last year to follow along :)

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  6. You have the most amazing, artsy photos! Love! Happy 2013. :)

    -Lindsey

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  7. You have had an AMAZING year! <3 (Your blog is one of my favourites!) It's so lovely to see how your blog is still growing - especially with all of your exciting adventures!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

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  8. A really awesome year! :D Can't wait to see what 2013 has in store.

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  9. Wow lots of changes from hair length to color to where you lived! How very exciting and I wish you such joys in the new year!

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  10. amazing year. like you, I am also very excited for 2013.

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  11. What an amazing year! Love it!

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  12. Amazing year! I wish you a great 2013! :D

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  13. What an amazing year. I can't wait to see what you are up to in 2013!


    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  14. that picture where you're so excited about that picachu thing is the best. ever.

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  15. Wow, this seems like 5 years in one! So fantastic! I'm quite jealous of all the wonderful things you got to do! Hope 2013 will be even more exciting for you.
    Happy New Year :)

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  16. Wow. Your 2012 was jam packed, I don't think I realized how quickly this all had happened. I've loved following your blog and your adventures and hope one day we can adventure somewhere together.

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