Saturday, December 29, 2012

Goodbye 2012

It has been quite the whirlwind year, 2012. There have been so many life changes and ups and downs, but it the same breath I can say that a lot of things have stayed the same too. I started out the year still doing my yearlong teaching residency/student teaching. It was the most difficult thing I've had to accomplish but I learned so much and cannot believe how quickly it came and went. It led to an opportunity in getting a job at an afterschool program, and eventually a promotion to the job I have now. In May I graduated with my Elementary Education degree (minor in technology), and also had my first hospital stay. I found out that I have a mild heart condition and have been making health adjustments for the past several months in order to figure out this body of mine. I worked a brief stint at a daycare (what I thought I wanted to do) until I found out that it was definitely NOT for me and promptly quit and asked for my old job back (which I have now). The past 6 months have been filled with not seeing my family enough (especially my sister who is on an 11 month missions excursion), and figuring out the requirements of my promotion at work. 

Style wise the blog has had some changes as well. I've become much more acquainted with how to set up my pictures, take my photos, and put them on the blog. I have grown in my editing skills as well as honing my closet into a more cohesive style. I also have to say that Flock Together is the single most exciting blog opportunity to come my way since I started nearly three years ago. I am so honored and humbled to be a part of a collective of ladies who are so stylish, sweet, and wonderful. 

Thanks for being a part of my blog. Each of you who read my little day to day musings are so amazing and make me feel special on a daily basis! So blessed to have you all in my life :)

Thanks also for reading a little bit of my year in review. Following I have my favorite outfits from each month of this past year. Be prepared to be inundated with an enormous amount of photos, per usual ;) You are forewarned!
Goodbye 2012, here's to 2013, 
God Bless, 
KJA

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.


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Photo credits to my wonderful hubby, sisters, mama, and me :)



11 comments:

The Braided Bandit said...

This is such a wonderful post Katie, so many amazing outfits to scroll through and I really liked the written year summary as well! You have so many amazing pairs of shoes- quite the lust-worthy oxford and boot collection:) Thanks for including us flock together gals in your post too, I am super thankful for all of you as well!
xo Hannah

Bethie The Boo said...

Wow! What a great summary and what a year for you. I am so happy to have found your blog and gotten to know you this year. You are one of the sweetest gals I know and I wish you lived closer so we could hang out and go thrift shopping together! I look forward to what's to come in 2013!

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Oh, I loved seeing the retrospective of your looks over the past year. I absolutely adore your style and I'm so happy I found your blog.

Have a wonderful New Year, Katie!

Gracey

Laura said...

What an adorable post! You look so gorgeous in all of these pictures! It was especially nice seeing some pictures before I found your blog.

Have a great New Year's!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

irene wibowo said...

wow.. wonderful outfits! :)Irene Wibowo

Sofia said...

Lovely your review of the year amazing pictures

Ali Hval said...

I'm so very glad that your heart condition didn't stop you from doing your thing, Katie--I never knew about that, but I'm do glad that you've been doing well since then. And you've done so much with your career, too, which is amazing! Congrats, lovely. :) can't wait to see more of your fabulous posts in ole 2013!

Cambria said...

Ugh, you just make me green with style envy...you are probs my favourite fashion blogger out there...somehow you just manage to put together the most beautiful, unique, and adorable outfits ever! Wish I had your skills :) Glad that collection of amazing plaid skirts made the favourites gallery...and of course your oodles of amazing shoes.

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Midwest Muse said...

This is so awesome! I love seeing so many of your amazing outfits side-by-side. You are always so inspiring! My style is so different from yours, but I'm always inspired by your incredible vintage styles. I can't wait to see your style evolve this year and I love being a part of flock together with you too!

Kristian said...

Happy New Year, Katie! Fun retrospective. It is cool to see how your style has...its not really changed but you can see it becoming more deliberate. Love it. Also was excited to find out we are both graduated with the same degree. And you have a minor in technology and I taught computers to elementary students for several year! Crazy. What is your job currently? I know you talk about it, but I've never been quite clear?

PS Have to say Flock Together has definitely been my favorite blog-related thing this year too!

Caro * said...

Wonderful post with a lot of fabulous outfits :)

Happy New Year :)