It’s been a crazy year for everyone. Ups and downs across the board and I think you’d be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t excited to close the book on ’09 and take a leap into the new decade. “Back to basics” has certainly taken on new meaning amidst full-fledged tech advances every day.
A trek back to Hickory, NC to briefly unplug and visit my family always helps put things in perspective and gives me some downtime to reflect on what’s important in life – must be the absence of constant sirens rolling through the ‘hood that has some effect. So, in brief, a quick look back at 3 things I’m grateful for this year.
3. My Job
I’ve mentioned it before but I truly do feel lucky to not just have a job, but a job that I love. I currently get to come in each day and throw every ounce of energy I have into working for great clients such as Gift of Hope, Rush University Medical Center and the Illinois Bureau of Tourism. Not only are they great clients but great clients that challenge me creatively and understand the value of strategic online communications. I also have fantastic account teams and coworkers that keep each day fun and exciting (nope, that knife the boss is displaying is not symbolic in any way…she really did want a special cooking knife for Christmas).
2. My Friends & Colleagues
Having lived all around the country, I’ve met amazing people from all over the place. The Web helps keep those friendships alive and active and also affords the opportunity to connect with new professional contacts on a daily basis that help spark new ideas and ways of thinking. It’s through this network of support that among other things, I’m taking steps to become more serious with my photography as it’s previously remained a hidden passion.
1. My Family
A given but these are some of the strongest people I will ever know and continue to be mesmerized by the degree of support they afford on a daily basis. It’s becoming a rarity in this day and age and I feel lucky beyond lucky.
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Here’s wishing you, your family, friends and loved ones safe and happy holidays!