2011 started off very rough for me. I never would have imagined how things would turn around. The lows I experienced this past year made me stronger and really pushed me to do things I never would have had the guts to do before, which includes leaving my job and traveling for 4 months. I am grateful for the adventures I’ve had and the people I’ve met, and I am so excited to see what’s in store in 2012. I hope we are all able to take some risks this year and be amazed by what we can accomplish when we aren’t afraid to go against the grain.