These past twelve months have hands down the most challenging, yet most fulfilling.
I got engaged, moved from Scottsdale to Iowa City and then again from Iowa City to Chicago, stood in two weddings while simultaneously planning my own, and embarked on another job. Needless to say, this was a chapter of immense personal growth; one that’s been sweet as much as it’s been hard, but the outcome made it all worth while. I’ve grown deeper in love than I could’ve ever imagined – Andrew, you are my rock – and today I have an amazing sense of self. I’m resilient, I’m focused, I’m eager for what’s out there, and thanks to my wonderful support system, I’m not afraid to take leaps in order to reach whatever that may be. For all these reasons and more, I will be forever grateful for what 2015 has taught me.
I’m signing off for the next couple weeks in an effort to shift my energy towards friends and family, but it’s important that you know how excited I am for what’s in store here on The Stiles Files. New life milestones bring forth new blog features and I can’t wait to share them with you in January! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your continued love and support. It truly means the world. May you all have a blessed holiday.
Below are some of my favorite shots from this past year. Enjoy!