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Another year has come to an end, and boy was it a big one!  I can hardly wrap my mind around all that has happened in the past year, and the huge ways in which the shape and direction of my life has changed.  This year I fell madly and deeply in love with a wonderful man who is everything I could want in a partner and friend.  We moved into our wonderful little home together and made a nest in which to create and live.  I jumped head first into my jewelry business and quit my day job, then watched as my business grew and expanded in ways I could only have hoped for.  There were road trips, visits from friends, endless hours at my jewelry desk, potlucks, outdoor adventures, and amazing food.  And of course there were myriad challenges, struggles, growing and learning.

I am eagerly looking forward to all this next year might bring.  There are so many things I am excited about and that I hope to manifest in my life.  But let’s save that for later.  Today I just want to express my gratitude for all that this year has been, and for you dear friends and readers, and your unyielding support, love and enthusiasm; it means the world to me.

I hope that 2012 has been good to you as well, and that even better things are waiting for you in 2013.  Before I go, here are a few photos from our New Years Day ocean swim this morning.  I have been partaking in this tradition since I was a wee one and it remains one of my favorite annual events.  There’s nothing like a dunk in the frigid Pacific to jump start your year.

Happiest of New Years to you!