31 December 2011

a year in review {two thousand eleven}

It's December 31st, 2011 (say what?) and somehow the year is already drawing to an end.

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2011 was long, short, crazy, and interesting. As well as other things, it was filled with a change of towns, a change of schools, and new beginnings. It was the year I bought my first DSLR, started this blog, went on a trip, and learned how to enjoy the simple things. I turned another year older, took an endless amount of pictures, and stayed up far too late to watch the sunrise. I had photoshoots with friends, complained about how quickly time is passing, and just a few days ago, celebrated this wonderful holiday season with my family.

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No matter how hard this year was for me and my family, when I look back through old posts, I can't help but feel thankful and grateful for the wonderful year of memories, and even more importantly, I don't regret anything. I know that to grow as a person you need to be challenged, and I most certainly was. It sounds cliche and maybe even a little strange, but I'm glad that these hurdles were put in front of me this year, because I am now stronger than I have ever been.

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2012 will without a doubt be a big year for me. I mean, it's not every year a girl turns sixteen, gets her license, gets her first job or takes a trip to New York. I have a feeling that I'll grow next year just as much as I have this one.

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Whatever else 2012 will bring, I am so ready for it!

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Happy New Year's Friends!

xoxo - hope

3 comments:

  1. I love the pictures! Happy New Year, Hope! :)

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  2. I love the first picture!!! and the last one,amazing!!!!! :D

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