Well, there goes another year, internets. Another year of trials, tribulations, happiness and heartache, highs and lows and everything in between.
The highs of this year? Easy. Meeting and getting to know the most amazing community I’ve ever had the honor, luck and pleasure of being a part of. Thanks to the pdx tech community, I have new ideas, new activities, and most importantly, new friends and connections which enrich my life in ways I could never have imagined (*cough* igniteportland and 30hourday *cough*), and will continue to enrich my life in ways I can only dream. So whether or not I follow you on Twitter, friend you on Facebook, or we hook up on LinkedIn, I’m glad I met each and every last one of you.
But it’s not all about the pdx tech scene! There’s been old friends reuniting, new activities ventured, and new friends made in other areas of my life as well!
In reviewing my year, I decided to
steal copy borrow an end-of-year blog post idea from my friend Rick Turoczy, the Silicon Florist, and see what my blog posts from the past year say about me (That Rick, he’s big on the word clouds, isn’t he?):
I see hope there, my friends. Spring fires and hope. And also vampires.
Have a safe and happy New Year. May you find the courage to make your life what you want it to be.
You make me want to wear the Twilight shirt I found at goodwill.
For that and many other reasons, I am glad you are my friend.