First birthdayA year ago, I started The Machine as a way to share my photography and a glimpse of my life. Since then, I've gained over a hundred followers and have really grown to appreciate the blogging community. Personally, this past year has shown me immense growth as well--I finished my first year in the business school, and am now working my first summer as a full time intern. Suddenly in college, the question of "What do you want to do when you're older?" becomes far more daunting and realistic, and I feel like I have really made strides to both figure this question out and also find mechanisms to assure myself it's okay if I haven't figured it out.

Thank you to all my followers for their support--I hope that this coming year proves to be just as fulfilling for both my blog and personal goals!