I've moved a lot in my life but this was the first huge move I'd made alone. New York to LA, a move that I'd been dreaming about doing for years - finally happened. I couldn't even believe I was doing it. In a similar fashion to the way I moved to NY, I went in blindly. I had only moved to New York the year before so who in their right mind would just pick up and leave again? Well, I guess I would but It's probably one of the best decisions I've made for myself. I came to LA green but ready to do what I had to in order to make it work. The beginning was slow, and that's to be expected. But even then I was over the moon to be where I was. Perhaps it's that "happy to be here" mentality that set the tone for how the rest of the year progressed.
I've met a lot of people and made some really great friends this year. I've also been reunited with old ones which has been a reward in itself. I'm so lucky to have met these people and I appreciate each and every one of them. Without these amazing individuals I definitely wouldn't have survived this year. These are the people who I worked with, celebrated holidays with and spent long nights in a haze of food, drink and conversation. I can't wait to see what the future holds for us all. (Note to friends who may not be pictured, I still love you but I didn't have an Instagram pic of you :P )
I could go on for ages about how excited I am about some of the work that I got to do this year, but I think the best is yet to come. If you follow my channel you were able to come with me on a few fun gigs and I hope that the opportunity to document will continue. The YouTube community, especially in the last few months, has been so great to me and I thank you guys for taking the few minutes out of your day to visit my baby channel. Finding a balance between my personal, professional and "virtual" life isn't easy and I lose a lot of sleep haha! But the positive feedback and appreciation I get from you makes it completely worth it in the end. There was a time earlier this year where I definitely considered deleting my channel but somehow we worked our way back and I'm glad that I didn't.
So goodbye 2012, I will remember you fondly and I challenge you 2013 - TOP IT!