Reflections and New Horizons

Lately I have been reflecting on all the changes of the last two years. 2010 and 2011 brought some great changes in myself as well as in my career path. Over the last year I have been fortunate enough to reignite my passion for writing by starting back up Fork and Vine, welcomed my new sister-in-law into my family, took a step into the future with my career path, and watched as Will and I have grown within ourselves and as a couple.

Everyday is a new beginning and I am really looking forward to the new changes in 2012. It's funny, but when I was young I told my parents that I never wanted to grow up. Now that I finally am grown up, I am so thankful for what each new day brings. In 2012 I am looking forward to being an aunt (for the first time), spending more time with my sister and seeing her graduate this May and embark on her life journey, celebrating mine and Will's 5 year anniversary (crazy right?), looking forward to purchasing our first home in Portland, continuing my wine education, reflecting on my 3 year anniversary of being in the wine industry, and celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Fork and Vine.

I feel so fortunate to have a loving and supportive partner, family and friends who has been there for me every step of the way, encouraging me. Through Fork and Vine I have met many new friends that share the same values and interests as me who have also been more than welcoming and supportive. In 2012 I hope to share all of these milestones with you as well as little pieces of myself. Next week I am delighted to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Fork and Vine on Wednesday, March 14th. I hope you will all stop by to celebrate or just to say hello. Cheers!