A new video of Casey Anthony has surfaced online
in which she says it's "surreal" how her life has changed since she was acquitted in July of killing her two-year-old daughter Caylee after a lengthy trial that captivated the nation.
Multiple news organizations said they had confirmed that the woman in the video is in fact 25-year-old Anthony even though she has a different look. During her trial, Anthony had long, dark hair, but she now appears with a blond bob and is wearing thick, wide-rimmed glasses.
"So this is my first video diary," says the former murder suspect while looking into the camera, and reveals the four-minute video was recorded on October 13, 2011. "I'm extremely excited that I'll be able to SKYPE
and obviously keep a video log, take some pictures, and that I have something that I can finally call mine."
Anthony -- who has been in hiding since she was released from prison in July -- does not address her lengthy trial or any details about probation she's now serving at an undisclosed facility in Florida.
But she does say that her life has begun to change for the better. "Just a little surreal how things have changed since July and how many things haven't changed. But the good thing is that things are starting to look up and things are starting to change, in a good way. I just hope they stay -- that things stay good and that they only get better."
Anthony makes no mention of her daughter Caylee, who was first reported missing in July 2008 and was found dead five months later. But she does speak of her loneliness and says the video camera has helped her cope in a way. "Now, I in some ways, have someone to talk to even when I am by myself. So I am not bothering the poor dog who I have adopted and I love," she says.
But Anthony said she's still also not comfortable in front of the camera. "It's a little scary because I hate being on camera. But, I don't know, I need to conquer that fear at some point, and this is a good start. So, here's hoping it's the end of the first, but just the beginning."