In 2012 I traveled to Poland, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Amsterdam, Victoria, B.C., Arizona, and Camano Island. I started working full time, dancing between two jobs that I am head over heals in love with. I found a new home, and started the chapter of living on my own. I accessorized my face with glasses, my feet with boots, and my heart with an overwhelming amount of gratitude. I visited jaw dropping beautiful places in my own neighborhood; tulip fields, blueberry patches, Mt. Rainier, Discovery Park at low tide, Snoqualmie Pass feeling fresh powder sprinkle on my face, witnessed my first Sunrise, went Paddle Boarding for the first time, and went antiquing with my Grammy. I celebrated Poppy’s life. I celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by running a 5k with my mom, celebrated my Dad’s 60th Birthday, my Mom’s birthday, and my another year of good health! I grew in my relationship with God, with my family, in happiness, in freedom, in love, in my addiction to chocolate, in my love for food, in clarity, and in peace. I grew in friendships and with strangers through conversation, coffee dates, photography, and long phone calls. I went on dates, interviews, runs, walks with Remy, and hikes to Cougar Mountain, Rattlesnake Ledge, Poo Poo Point, Mt. Rainier, Summit Lake, Coal Creek Falls, Snow Lake, Lake Serene, Granite Mountain, Bandera Mountain, Gothic Basin, Wallace Falls, Talapus Lake, and dozens of walks around Greenlake! 2012 was marvelous. Beyond thankful for the last 365 days! Beyond blessed.