I can say, unequivocally, that 2011 was both the most trying and the most beautiful year of my 28 years on this earth. Saying goodbye to it is bittersweet. It was a year that brought me great joy, great growth, pushed my strength coupled with great struggle and great heartache. I went through more this year than most do in 10. Loosing a job, loosing loved ones, selling property I never thought I'd have to, finding that perfect acreage, starting another business, and shattering last years clients list. I pushed myself through so much this year, I honestly can't believe I'm still standing. It has been a whirlwind, an incredible yet scary whirlwind. I could not be more grateful for all 2011 has brought me, even the ugly parts. Or maybe most especially the ugly parts. I am starting 2012 stronger than I’ve ever been, and know I can tackle anything thrown at me. I can't thank everyone enough for the love and support you've shown me.
Below I've put together some of my favorite photos from this year. Some are because of the image themselves, others because of the memories with the people in them. I feel very fortunate to get to meet and work with new people all the time. There are those that have made me laugh, made me cry, made step out of my comfort zone, and those that show me that love really is the best gift we can all give.
Wishing you all a very happy new year!