Holy crap! Looking back over this year’s time line, I can’t believe how many “coming-of-age” milestones I’ve reached. From the cheesy, life stills like attending my senior prom in high school followed by a dry eyed graduation, to the very many first “blog” related travels (namely a night at The Waldorf Astoria and attending Fashion’s Night Out in Tokyo as a guest blogger), to the personal (entering my first serious relationship and starting my first semester of college), and all the traveling and opportunities interspersed in between: taking a series of unforgettable road trips across the country up and down the California coast and all around the East Coast, meeting the Missonis, shooting my first commercial, signing into an agency, and even starting up my own vintage shop. I know all this may not be particularly special to some people, but I think I’m more grateful than most anyway… Of course it hasn’t all been all raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, but I think the New Year is a great time to reflect on last year’s positive gains. Frankly I don’t think anyone wants to hear the mundane or the horrifying events, like getting a car trapped in a desert hole in the middle of the night during Coachella weekend or almost getting mugged in Echo Park. I wish you guys the best for all the opportunities ahead, and thanks so much for sharing this journey with me. So cheers to the new year! Goodbye 2011, see you all in 2012!