Oh what a difference.

I'm sitting on the front porch in the dark with my laptop on, well, my lap. And I started thinking about how one of the best parts of blogging is the way that I'll be able to measure time.

For me, that means : comparing when the lake unfroze last year versus this year (almost an entire month's difference), knowing when certain foods should be back at the farmer's market and seeing how much my pictures have changed from shooting on my Rebel with the kit lens in Program mode before I knew how to white balance, or meter, or what 'wide open' meant.

Very randomly, I went to look back at what I was up to on March 20th, 2011 and low and behold...it was the very first post of this newer version of my blog (not the original one I started in 2008).

I swear it was pure coincidence.

{self-portrait / march 2011}

{self-portrait / march 2012}

Both of these pictures were taken in the same spot, at the same time of day with the same filters. The first one was on my T1i with the kit lens (18-55mm) and the second on my 5D with my macro 50mm. Neither is a great picture of me but I love the way I can see how I've changed. Not just bangs and chambray but my overall aesthetic. I look older, for sure. But I don't mind. I feel like I've grown ten times more into my skin in the last year. 

I firmly believe that growth is exponential, so I'm excited to see what I look like both inside and out, come March 20, 2013.

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