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For the first time since her stunning murder acquittal last summer, Casey Anthony is speaking out and showing her face … in a just-surfaced video diary online.

Anthony, sporting a blonde bob, black-framed glasses and a white tank top, says it’s strange being on camera. We’d say pretty much everything about her is.

In the personal video diary she says she recorded in October, she talks about life on probation (she was convicted of check fraud and lying to authorities).

The 25-year-old, who spent years in jail awaiting trial, despised and alone, says she’s happy to have a computer, phone and camera, plus a dog she adopted.

“I finally have something I can call mine,” she says. (Cue obvious, outraged comebacks.)

“It’s just a little surreal how much things have changed since July, and how many things haven’t changed,” says Anthony, one of America’s Most Hated humans.

“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 that things stay good and only get better.”

People has confirmed that this is the accused killer, not some online impostor. Check out Casey Anthony’s video diary (poor sound quality) after the jump:

Casey Anthony Video Diary

The video provides few details about where she is as she serves out her probation at an undisclosed location in Florida. The probation ends late next month.

Casey Anthony seems relaxed, though somewhat nervous and awkward at being in front of a camera. She pauses several times to ruminate over her life.

It’s unclear how the video leaked, as it was simply “floating around Facebook” according to the person who YouTubed it. But it may not be the last.

“This is the first of many, and I’m looking forward to this,” Anthony says.

She continues: “It’s a little scary, because I hate being on camera. But I need to conquer that fear at some point, and this is a good start.”