10 More Days Until the New Year

December 21, 2012

I honestly can’t believe there’s only 10 more days left to 2012.  A lot has changed since the beginning of this year and I can honestly say I would’ve never predicted I would be where I am today 12 months ago; freelancing, taking on web design gigs, creating new relationships and meeting new people, opening and selling stuff in my Etsy store, and being anxious, scared, but excited for each day.  I read this article with Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka Swissmiss) and it really hit the nail on the head of the latter half of my year:

“But sometimes when we make our goals, we make them for the person we are at that moment, not for the person we’re going to be when we get there.”
 Tina Roth Eisenberg

My goals and outlook on my life now has changed since 6 months ago and I can feel it changing day to day as I learn more and more.  I honestly believe ‘everything happens for a reason’, as cliche as that sounds, and through all the ups and downs I can say I’m happy, challenged, inspired, and grateful for everything and all the new opportunities that opened up this year.

“Success is a staircase not a doorway.”
— Dottie Walters

I think a lot of people lose sight and give up too soon before even starting.  It’s still something that I’m learning and trying to figure out myself, but I think it’s a good reminder that whatever your definition of succes is that it’s a journey, not something you figure out overnight. And even if it’s a small success you should still reward yourself.  I think sometimes people don’t give themselves enough credit.

Instagram has been my best friend this year (I’m sure for lots of people too), so here’s a collage of some photos from this year.


From left to right, top to bottom: 1. 2 dozen cupcakes for my 23rd birthday from Teaspoon Bakery / 2. Ippudo after work / 3. flowers at Sage / 4. brunch at Press / 5. Kung Fu Tea / 6. packaged orders from Etsy / 7. at Graphic Design – Now in Production / 8. new workspace / 9. at Le Fooding at the Brooklyn Flea / 10. “Expect less from people but more from yourself” pasted on my notebook cover / 11. at Traif / 12. on vacation in Mexico / 13. view from my work desk / 14. street view in Queens, NY / 15. at a Yankee game.