It's been a whirlwind of a year. I did an 8 month internship with CollegeFashionista, successfully published several editorials, met amazing new artist friends, had 5 gallery shows, graduated from college with 2 bachelor degree's and that's not even the half of it. Today marks not only the eve of the eve of a new year but also the 3rd anniversary of this blog. I distinctly remember the day I wrote the very first post when this site was still under the name The Scorpion Totem. I was at the lowest point in my life and needed something to keep me focused and grounded and I had always been such a huge fan of blogs. Looking back I could never be where I am today if I hadn't of gone through those experiences, good and bad. and I am so thankful for everything life has thrown at me. But not only that I am so thankful for what this blog has done for me. By creating this site 3 years ago it has become more than just a blog, it is a part of me. I think about how I can make it better all the time, help it grow and be the best reflection of me it can possibly be. I still don't feel I am quite there yet but since the initial posts of self wallowing poetry and tumblr photos it has certainly come a long way.

As I was searching for synonyms of progress I came across the word ameliorate which means to make or become better, to improve. The way the word seems to flow off the tongue and has this can't-quite-put-my-finger-on-it mystery made it perfect for the title of this post. It's something that I feel accurately describes the experiences of my life these past 3 years not only literally but figuratively. I've never done a round-up of my personal style photo's and I figured now was the time since I will be starting a new chapter in my life upon my move to New York in a few days and there is a good chance that my style in photography and through clothing may drastically change with a new setting in front of me. I find it shocking and so beautiful to see how much my work has progressed in the last year. It inspires me to grow and push the envelope even more. These are all in chronological order starting from January to December of 2013. I hope you all enjoy this extremely narcissistic post and let me know which photo was your favorite from the year?