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.
I met Monique of Tipa Tipa- my very first time meeting a blogger I followed, in real life.
I visited Philadelphia for the first time, and got to see Edgar Allen Poe's Childhood Home.
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.
I had my first giveaway offer and DownEast sent me this cute swimsuit
I cut my hairs asymmetrically
I visited Moab and got these awesome shots. Such breathtaking landscape! I wish I could come here all the time.
I finally got a pixie cut after years and years of teetering
I got to live in Japan for 4 months- the coolest, prettiest place I've ever been, and I miss it terribly.
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)
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.
I turned 24 shortly after arriving home.
In september I got to go visit my grandparents' cabin with my family, and there are no words for how much I loved it.
I visited Boston for the first time, and achieved a life dream of visiting Salem for Halloween.
I finally dyed my hair white like I've wanted since high school.
What a year! C'mere, 2013, let's see what you got for me.