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one year.

I've never done a sort of recap of my year, but 2010 was a good year, so I thought I'd do one this time! I'll do three months at a time so I don't completely overload you guys with life recap, haha. It's amazing to look back at the past year and think about all that has happened. SO much occurred in 2010, and so much GOOD happened. 2009 was a very hard year for me, and I'm incredibly thankful at how amazing 2010 has been. I'm very excited about the near and distant future. I can't wait to see what it holds!

In January I was still planning on moving to San Francisco for grad school at the Academy of Art University, but by the end of the month I had decided that it wasn't financially viable, so I ended up taking classes online instead. I quit my job at the boutique I was working at doing visual merchandising and started thinking about the Brave trip as being an actual option. I also came up with the idea for what would become the Delightful Dozen and contacted a bunch of my favorite bloggers to see if they'd be interested!

February was an eventful month. In February we introduced the Delightful Dozen! I went to New York Fashion week for the first time and met so many wonderful bloggers! I met Rebecca from The Clothes Horse, Tieka from Selective Potential, Erin from Calivintage, Jen from Jen Loves Kev, Julie from Orchid Grey, and so many more. We had an amazing time at a girl's night out party, went to the first Chictopia10 conference and the IFB Evolving Influence conference. I also got to go to a show in the Tents at Bryant Park, which was an amazing experience! When I got home I got a brand new job as a graphic designer at a screenprinting/embroidery place. I also reached a place in my emotional healing process where I shared with you guys about the pain of my break up with James, which was a great point to finally be able to reach!

Not too much happened in March. I worked a whole lot and went on a family vacation to Hawaii for Spring Break. I also came to the realization that I didn't like "fashion" and started feeling like my online grad program was not such a good idea after all. I broke my tripod and lens (simultaneously) this month also! So, from March on, all my photos were in landscape orientation rather than portrait! Haha. Oh, and at the end of the Month I dyed my hair red!

Well, there's what happened in the first three months of 2010. More recaps coming as we reach the end of 2010!

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  1. wow, I never knew that break and healing was part of the energy that pushed you forward to do something great like the brave trip - but I always wondered. Your style of writing and way of taking care of yourself always reminded me of when I was broken up with about a year and a half ago, and moved to Chicago to just, do something bigger.

    I've been doing the month by month for a few years now, and I treasure them. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

    PS. I comment sometimes but you don't really know me, and that makes me feel creepy, I don't blog much but I hope to blog more for 2011

  2. Your photography is beautiful - what camera do you use?
    If you like Urban Decay enter my Book of Shadows 3 giveaway!
    Kat x

  3. Sounds like you've had a pretty awesome year! So glad for you. :)


  4. From your photos it seems you just tromp around in beautiful locations 24/7. Its true isn't it? I know you do! ;)

  5. Glad you've had such a good year, and I LOVE that picture of you lying in the snow!

  6. wow you've certainly had a BIG 2010, just reading about your first three months is inspiring me to really make the most out of my 2011

  7. I've just started reading your blog recently but I love the older pics of you with dark hair! This recap is a great idea, I'll need to start reading back! :)

  8. You must hear this all the time, but your hair really is the best hair in the whole wide world. I'm completely jealous and not afraid to admit it! x

  9. It's a cool idea to look back at 2010 like that. I'm glad it was a good year for you and I admit I'm a little jealous of you because of the Fashion Week and Brave trips ;)
    Your blog always inspires and I hope 2011 will be even better for you!

    I wish you all the best :)

  10. I've been reading your blog for over a year so so it was great to see this recap.
    You are such an inspiration Elizabeth. I love reading your blog.
    It was my blogaversary a few weeks ago and I loved going back through my outfits. I'd love to do a look back through my year like this. Blogging is such a great way to document your life!
    I can't wait to see what 2011 brings for you.

    Charlotte xxx

  11. Congratulations on such a life-changing year! I really love reading your blog, you are so much more real and relatable to me than a lot of other bloggers! I know how heart-wrenching it is going through a break-up. Good luck in 2011!

  12. can't wait to read the rest of your recap posts - i love that you're not only showing your favorite looks, but also discussing the important things that were going on in your life.

  13. hello! (long time reader, first time writer, big fan, etc.)

    this question pertains to your grad school ambitions; specifically, I too am planning to do my masters (in graphic design) and I'd like to move to the US to do so (preferably somewhere awesome and/or more temperate than Canada) and was wondering if you had any recommendations for good arts programs/schools to apply to.

    any ideas you have would be greatly appreciated!


  14. you know, you're a big inspiration for me. i am still in the healing process of a relationship. and just seeing how wonderful u are, and all the things that you have accomplished makes me get all warm inside! thank you!!!!!!!

    and of course, your style is awesome!!!!!

    much love to you!!!

  15. Wow, I cannot believe I've been following your blog since January! I've loved each and every post of yours and can't wait to keep reading in 2011. Can't wait to see the rest of the recap!


  16. oh man, for three months you sure did cover a whole lot of ground! and OH MY, the picture of you in the snow is beyond stunning! you really should get paid to do portraits, they are beyond stunning. i know i'd love to have some done by your lovely self.

  17. love every outfit!! Esp that bow headband and red dress at the end : )

    Following your blog now, hope you'll want to follow mine too : )


  18. Love this recap. I started following your blog this summer so it's nice to get a quick recap of what I missed this year!


  19. Yay, I absolutely loved reading this recap! It has been a great year.. with the Delightful Dozen, February in NYFW and meeting you!

    Ah, I'm all sap now.

  20. I am glad that someone somewhere in this big big world of ours...had the courage to just go and do something not most of us would have the guts to undertake :) I've always dreamed of just going away and learn from LIFE... :) many who find excuses not to leave their comfort zone...I also use my responsibilities as a reason not to take the plunge.

    I'm sure you learned a whole lot from your adventure but hopefully...from all these already know that many of us learned from your brave trip as well.

    THANK YOU! :)

  21. I love recaps. They remind me why I am following and reading your posts. You have such a great blog! I can't believe I'm saying this because I love your reddish hair but I am missing the black hair! Haha, Happy Holidays♥


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