Yep, that's right. Today is my birthday! It's also my golden birthday, which is a day I always thought was SO far away. And now it's here...

When I was a teenager, I looked at all the people I knew who were in their mid-upper twenties and thought to myself, "Wow, being 26 is such an adult-thing". I always wondered what I'd be doing at age 26; where I'd be living, my career, who my friends would be, and what goals I wanted to achieve. Let's just say I never thought that I would be where I am today. Living in LA was always a dream of mine when I was in high school. Growing up in Seattle, was so attractive about the sunshine, warm weather, and the culture. I would have never imagined myself living here with my amazing husband, who has helped and encouraged me to get where I am today. Not going to lie- this past year hasn't been easy as I struggled with a lot of ups and downs, and I battled a lot of personal issues. I guess that comes with moving to a new city and so many new transitions. But, I would never take anything back because it's a part of my story and has shaped who I am today. This year has flew by faster then I think any other year. That's a part of getting older, right? 

I think about last year, and what I wanted to accomplish while I was 25. I guess it was a lot different then what I expected, but words can't describe how happy I am with what happened. This past year I've transitioned from freelance photography, to becoming a full time fashion blogger. Wow, it was definitely a HUGE change from what I was doing before. I thought moving to LA I would be doing mostly photography and just doing my blog on the side. When I first moved to LA, people would ask the "what do you do for a living" question. I would always say "Oh, I'm a photographer and I do fashion blogging on the side". Now I just say "I'm a fashion blogger". At first, something about that felt missing because photography was my life since I was 16. But I since 2017 started, I realized fashion blogging is my new life, and I'm so excited to see where it leads Cory and I. It's crazy how much your life can change in a short period of time.

Photography was my life, passion, love, and how I was able to express myself. Deep down, I still love everything about photography. I love the way you can capture moments, emotions, and how its just a second of life. Photography will always be a part of who I am and a part of my story, and it's not like I'm saying goodbye to it forever. It's just on pause for a while. I love that I can bring photography into my own work with travel, fashion, and being able to art direct my own photo shoots. It's definitely a fun change and I can't wait to see what 26 brings. Thank you to my family and close friends for being so awesome and encouraging this past year. I honestly wouldn't be where I am today without you all. And thank you to all of you who read my blog and who have followed me throughout this journey. You are all amazing!

So bring on the treats and wine, because I'm definitely celebrating a new year! Cheers!