First of all, how are you? You must be starting to feel a bit lonely. Earlier this year, it was all about you. Now, it seems to be more about Mr. 2012. Which is fine, because you’ve really had a great run. Particularly, for me. Which brings me to the purpose of my note.
As you very well know, you’ve let some amazing things happen for me.
I remember this year being FULL of amazing meetings with soon-to-be clients and when I think back at how quickly their weddings came and went, I can’t believe it. I remember sitting in a Starbucks with Lauren, a small cafe with Jessica, and a Panera Bread with Amanda (just to name a few) like it was yesterday.
This year also brought me AMAZING relationships with some AWESOME people. Companies like Maggpie Vintage Rentals, Momental Designs, Swoon Over It Photography, Birdhouse Productions, Jillian McGrath Photography, Allium Floral Design, Jeff Dietz Photography, Central Park Flowers, Alyssa Andrew Photography (who just had her baby boy earlier this morning), Maggie J Photography, the guys of UUU, Omnivent, Dolci Momenti Photography, Skuba Entertainment and more. Also, can’t forget to mention my fellow amazing TWIPS.
I had the opportunity to work on some MAJOR photoshoots that ended up on Style Me Pretty and Sparkle and Hay. As well as a wedding that found itself sitting pretty on 100 Layer Cake. I also ran with my first opportunity to create and style a shoot for an upcoming 2012 magazine (that I can’t WAIT to share with you).
I also made the (scary) jump to invest some major dough into my company and hire a design agency to completely rebrand myself. Up until this point, I’ve been doing my graphic stuff and website and I decided it was time for an official change. As you can see, it’s not done yet, and we’e hit several bumps in the road – but I’m hoping that we’ll finally be able to reveal some amazing things soon. (fingers crossed)
On a personal level, Miss 2010 may have introduced me to Mr. Blue Eyes, but you’re the one that really brought us together. After all, it was only minutes into your reign that we first said “I love you” to one another. We also shared so many amazing memories and milestones this year including moving into our first apartment, the crazy shopping sprees at IKEA, trips to Pittsburgh and the Lehigh Valley, and kicking butt at a certain LEGO™ PS3 game. Who knows how many pounds of sushi and Dominos breadsticks we consumed and all the “laughs-until-our-sides-hurt”. Hopefully, Mr. 2012 will bring us some more travel and even more amazing memories.
You were also the year that I started to truly appreciate my family more. They picked me up at a very low point and helped me become the woman I am today. They supported me more than ever and I’ve been able to open up to them about things that I NEVER thought I would. I’m beyond grateful for that.
So, although your year may be coming to an end, I will never forget all that you have taught me, all that you’ve given me, and all that you allowed me to share. For that (and much more), I thank you.