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    So, now that it's 2012 and there are some momentous life choices happening in only a matter of days... I've realized that I've endured one of the hardest years I know I'll have throughout my life. 2011 was a year of struggle, heartbreak, medication - and reflection.

    After taking some time to myself and finding the change I needed, I also found my motivation, love, and a new home. Now, as I say hello to 2012, I say goodbye to New York. Two days from now I will be a Florida resident, and I will start over with happiness, inspiration, and ambition. Congratulations everyone, we made it another year!

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    1. azrasta 38 months ago | reply

      impressive photo, as always.
      Good luck in Florida, happy new year, and I hope this gets to be a great year for you!

    2. CatherineMacgeorge 38 months ago | reply

      Lovely use of light :) like the tattoos a lot as well

    3. L.Rodrigo - Papagaio  38 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot... have a great year.

    4. Frieder Jan Moerman [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

      happy new year and good luck :3

    5. twistfinger 38 months ago | reply

      Cheers for change of scenery. I hope you mine what you need from Florida for 2012. Best wishes. And be careful in the sun down there. :P

    6. Dafne Petrella 38 months ago | reply

      Great portrait! I love the light and the tones!

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    7. L A O 38 months ago | reply

      Your great work was seen in:
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    8. Diego"Gemelli" 38 months ago | reply

      Your great work was seen in:
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      Diego

    9. serendipitj 38 months ago | reply

      Amazing self portrait. Some comments mentioned about her dark side of the face. I really appreciate the implied meaning of the dark side to the left (year 2011 with struggle and heartbreak) vs the strong directional light to the (a hopeful 2012). It seems like the masquerade mask is like a new outlook to life. Happy New Year Lauren.

    10. tattoogirl12 [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

      astoundingly beautiful.

    11. shuweet. 38 months ago | reply

      This is completely stunning. I adore the tones and your pose.

    12. selenis 36 months ago | reply

      wonderful light, expression, and love the mask and the gaze
      happy 2012 :)

    13. Coralie Bilasimo (playing catch up ♥) 33 months ago | reply

      Your great work was seen in:
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      THANK YOU FOR SHARING WITH US!
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    14. Mihai Virschi 30 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Picture !
      Clau
      I Love this photo

    15. Chaz S Mertes 25 months ago | reply

      Fantastic photo, I really love the drama

    16. escribientedetodo 4 weeks ago | reply

      Un gran retrato. Muy buena imagen

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