it's been real

2011 treated me well. I married my best friend and I found meaning in my work. My 2011 resolution was to "quit dogging myself." I set out to simply accept things about myself that I perceived to be different rather than spin my differences into deficiencies. I'm not who I was a year ago. And it's good. 

That's why I believe it's time to say goodbye to this project. I'm thankful for your readership and for all the encouragement you've given me during this little blog experiment. I've learned more than I can enumerate. Lavender Honey was a place where I felt free to develop my own voice, whether that voice "be written photographed, knit, sewn, or eaten," but now it's time to follow my voice elsewhere, toward new goals and new adventures. Writing this blog has helped me gain the confidence necessary to dive head-first into 2012 and I cannot wait to see what this year has to bring. 

When my grandfather would bid farewell, he never said "goodbye" or "see you later." Instead, he'd simply grin, stretch out his arms to give you a hug and say, "It's been real." Indeed it has!

Wishing you well in 2012! 

Keeping up with me in 2012: I'll be creating over at a drape a day and will be showing my first fall collection of Erin Roby clothing at the New York Fashion Academy's spring fashion show on April 14, 2012. From there, I have no idea what I'll be up to, but I do know that I'm looking forward it. 

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