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Oh my goodness you guys! Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes :) You guys made my day!
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I'd also like to thank you all for being so supportive and kind to me over the years! This is where I started out in photography, and you guys have been sending me many lovely comments and I'm so grateful for you all! ^___^ <3  It's strange to think that I'm 19 years old now.. haha :P time flies! It feels like it was only a little while ago I was entering high school.

2013 was certainly interesting. I danced,  laid in bed with my friends and laughed uncontrollably until our stomachs hurt, I made some amazing new friends from all around the world. I got my very first job, which unfortunately didn't last very long because they went bankrupt, but it was still wonderful! I explored forests, took tons of photos, I learned that sometimes it's better to let go of certain things and just move on, even if you're afraid to, and whether you want to or not.  I tried to do a 365 project but I didn't finish. Maybe I'll try again someday. I taught myself how to paint. I started learning to play the guitar, and I'm still not very good but that's ok. I spent two weeks with the most incredible group of people this summer. I could write a whole essay about how freakin' amazing these people are, and how wonderful the whole get together was. Flickr gatherings are my favorite thing. I hope I can see them all again very soon, I miss them so much!! I honestly can't think of another time where I felt so happy. Not that I'm unhappy, it's just, it felt so... different. In a good way. They felt like a family to me, and I miss it! <3  I was planning on moving out and going to university right after graduating but I decided that spending time with my dad and my brother is more important right now. I've spent a lot of time away at friends' places and whatnot throughout my high school years, and I haven't spent much time with them at all.

 I watched a lot of sunrises this year. One of my favorites was quite recently actually. I was quite stressed the night before and I opened up my window and sat on the edge of my bed and just looked at the sky, and felt so peaceful and happy, and I just forgot that anything was wrong. There was a huge grey cloud stretched across the sky, but right where the sun rises above the mountains there was a little patch of blue sky, and it was so breathtaking.  The sunshine was so warm and the air was cold and so fresh with the smell of winter.  <3 I love moments like that. 
 Another morning that I'll remember for a long while was in early October. It was one of the most amazingly peaceful mornings spent by myself in the fog with just me and my camera. Here's an image from that shoot 
dawn by michellis13

This year, there are a few things that I wanna do. 
Firstly, I haven't had a haircut in 2 years. I've just been growing it out. I'm thinking of changing my hair somehow, and maybe even dye my hair for the first time. maybe. :P I want to save up and upgrade my camera! I've had my D90 for so long now, and it still works, but its sorta unreliable sometimes. I want to travel somewhere with some friends :D I haven't traveled much at all so I really wanna do that! I want to take more photos, I want to smile more, make more yummy food, and eat yummy food, practice the guitar more, meet new people, make new friends, watch more sunrises. All sorts of things. 

What were some of your favorite things that happened in 2013? What do you wanna do this year?

That's about all I can write now, it's really late and I've been hunched over on my laptop for a long time now hahah :P 
And if you're still reading this, thank you for taking the time to read my silly little ramble. :) :heart: :heart:

much love,

Llama Emoji-62 (Rawr I'll get you) [V3] Food Emoji-01 (Ice Cream) [V1] PinkHeart 

  • Listening to: Good for Grapes
  • Reading: random things on tumblr
  • Watching: Sherlock
  • Playing: with my hair
  • Eating: ice cream sandwich
  • Drinking: red velvet tea
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AshantiW Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
My 2013 was so so, I had sad days and some happy ones. But I want to do what you did. Meet friends and make new ones, go to a flickr gathering. I also want to learn more about my camera. Hope you have bless 2014 :)
Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Belated happy birthday! :party:
I found this really inspiring, your year sounds like it was wonderful and I hope 2014 is even better!

Mine was pretty similar in that I made a ton of new friends and got even closer to old ones, as well as getting a job. I also got to visit Cyprus and southern Spain, became more confident in myself as a Geologist and decided what I want to do after graduation!
This year I'd like to take a lot more photography opportunities (like you do, I admire that), also make & eat plenty of yummy food and bake lots of treats, also practice my guitar more because I've had it for ages but am not good enough to play and sing in public like I want to, and just have an even better time than last year! Particularly looking forward to the summer music festivals and starting my teacher training. c:

I hope you get to travel too, it's wonderful ♥
P.S. Your work is featured on my page (at the bottom) - hope you don't mind, I really love your style.

michellis13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
Awe, thank you very much! :) :heart: 

That sounds great! I love making new friends and eating yummy food and such. :D 
I wish you luck in the new year, and thank you so much for the feature! It is much appreciated. :) :heart: :heart:
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