|My Going-Away Party|
I moved to Los Angeles in January, leaving behind some friends, my soul-sister BFF and my family, but also living closer to my sister and some other friends. I rediscovered my creative side here, and started blogging in earnest! I made new friends, and I was inspired by them. I visited Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and started making plans to move there in the summer.
|The apartment I shared with my roommate in LA|
|My view for 6 months|
|Book making had challenges|
|LA at night|
|Books I made|
|Paper art inspired by my friend Lucy|
|The cats had to make adjustments, also|
|Griffith Park Observatory|
|With friends in a cafe in Paris|
|I think you know|
|Pyramid at the Louvre at sunset|
|Where the wedding took place|
|The walk to the wedding|
|The Mediterranean from Levanto, Italy|
|Church in Levanto, Italy|
|Taking pics in the alleys of Venice|
But on top of the trip to Europe, I also had a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with my sweetheart, and a cross-country roadtrip to the east coast from the west coast! In the dead of summer, no less, and with loads of my things stuffed into my Mini Cooper!
|View from the pool at my resort in Mexico|
|Yummy Mexican food|
|Visiting friends in Tucson, AZ|
|Me in New Orleans|
|Shells from New Jersey's shore|
|A delicious welcome from a friend in PA|
It has been a fantastic, scary, exciting, and FULL year. My life has changed dramatically since the beginning of this year. I know that next year will bring lots of joy and excitement and love, as this past year has. I hope that for all of you, you will have as much or more JOY and LOVE as I have had! In all that you do going forward in 2011, never forget what is important: LOVE, Gratitude, Friends, Family and connections. Stay connected to the Universe. Stay connected to your loved ones, and stay connected to yourself.
Thank you for your connection. Thank you for your creativity and happiness that you share with me.
Peace, love and joy to you all from me here in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania... xoxo