Happy (almost) New Year! It's actually going to be 2013 tomorrow. I feel like 2013 is such a weird number... it makes me wonder if it's going to be a weird year. According to the Mayans it's a "new beginning".
For the start of the New Year, I decided I wanted to go through some of my older posts and make a "best of" sort of thing. As I looked through, I cringed at a lot of my older posts unfortunately. And I noticed that a lot of my favorites are the ones where the tone is more honest between myself and my readers. I also saw that as the year went on, and I changed my writing style in this way more and more, I started to write more solid and interesting posts, as well as take better photos. I suppose that's just what time and practice will do. A reminder that things are always getting better all the time, if you want them to.
Funny thing is, I don't feel like I'm getting better at all. Sometimes, I actually feel like I'm getting worse! I'm not always sure that I have something interesting to write about or share, even though I try. I guess it's just a testament to how hard I am on myself... how hard we all are on ourselves. Maybe we can give ourselves a break in the New Year.
Anyway, here is a collection of posts from the last year... in some cases, it was hard to only pick one favorite from each month, but I believe you will like them :)
January- I reminisced as we visited a Bess Eaton down the street from where I used to live as a kid.
February- Made one of my all-time favorite treats... a chocolate peanut butter milkshake.
March- Took a little tour of my vanity, and showed you guys my favorite products/ a rushed version of my makeup routine.
April- This was where I started to open up a little more about the things that were bothering me in the blogging community. I think it was a turning point for me, and I started writing and sharing a lot differently from this point on.
May- I showed you how I made the CD cover for the Up to the Moon EP! From top to bottom, making and releasing this EP was by far, my proudest accomplishment last year.
June- I had a whole week of posts in June dedicated to my vacation on Block Island, one of my most very favorite places to visit when I was a kid.
July- In the middle of camp! This was a wonderful moment- performing one of my songs in front of the entire staff and all the campers.
August- A very emotional summary of my wonderful/ crazy camp experience, highlighting the good and bad.
September- A visit with my family after camp, style post, and a short reminiscing of what used to be...
October- I LOVE brunch. Like love it. So much that I made a post about it.
November- This is when I got my new glasses from Coastal! I really liked the way these pictures turned out :)
December- seemed to be one of the more popular posts in the past few months, and was one of my favorites too. I liked these pictures, and I'm so glad the sentiment of the post rang true to people. Stop diminishing ourselves!!
Have a safe and happy New Year tonight!! xoxo
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