Happy 2012!

Wow, it's 2012.  I know, way to start off with the obvious, but I actually can't believe it.  Looking at my calendar at the beginning of last wedding season, I never thought 2012 would get here.  And don't get me wrong, I was excited.  I had such a great time with all my 2011 couples and second shooting with some old friends and some great new ones, but when you're gone every weekend and working full time during the week, it can be a lot to get through.  And in the back of my mind the whole time, all I wanted was to move.  I have been waiting about 10 years to move to Vermont.  Everyone thinks I'm weird and I don't think anyone really fully understands why I am going,  but I grew up going there, worked there in my high school summers, and have never felt more at home in a place in my life.  There is no place better to me in the world.  And now it's 2012, and the move is so close I want to scream for happiness!  Okay, so I don't know the exact date, but I'm thinking July.  But it isn't the only reason I'm excited for 2012.  I'm planning some great trips, I've already got tickets to some great concerts, I have two upcoming photography workshops that I am really excited to attend, and I started a new Twitter handle!  I still have @AlannaScully, which I'll be using for business purposes (so follow me!)... and if you want the other handle, message me :)  The new handle is going to be purely humor... ironic things I see each day, my crazy rants on love and dating, etc.... it's going to be fun hehe.  Anyways, I also feel like this is a great year for personal growth.  I know that sounds cliche to say, but I always have all these projects in my head, some I've started, some I haven't, and I really want to work more on finishing things I've started.  I think that by creating a workflow that actually works, I'll have more time for a life, and more time to do things in my life that I actually want to do.  Crazy concept, I know :)  And I have to share with the internet world that I have been hitting the gym every day, working with an amazing personal trainer (if anyone needs one, I'll give you her name, because I'm obsessed) going to Zumba class, and eating so much healthier... and I feel better than I have in years.  I'm stepping on the scale every first of the month... and this morning I discovered I'm down 4 pounds since December 1st!  Which okay, isn't a lot, but considering I made it through the holidays without gaining and actually losing some, I'll take it :)  So anyways, here's to 2012 everyone!  I hope it is an amazing year for everyone.  I'm looking forward to hanging with my 2012 couples on their big day and I'm looking forward to making some new friends along the way.  I hope everyone has a happy and healthy New Year! And if you haven't already, check out the video I made for my 2011 couples.  XOXO!