2007 in Review
My year-in-review post comes a few days early this year because tomorrow I leave for DC to meet up with some college friends for a weekend long New Year’s Eve celebration. It seems every year in this post I say how it’s been a benchmark year, and it’s usually not the case. Yes, I picked up some new skills here and there, but in retrospect, that seems to be business as usual. This year, however, was quite different.
- I graduated college: In May, I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Media and Information Technology. That is still a crazy thought for me.
- I started Grad School: I am now attending my alma mater to attain my Master’s Degree in Software Engineering. This past semester was pretty difficult but I learned a lot that I will now be able to apply to my projects as a freelancer.
- My Business Grew: In a huge way. Not only did a get a big number of clients and some great connections, I became more confident as a business owner and web developer. I also launched a new project, Into the Open, which I will really push after New Years. Finally, I am re branding my business entity with a new name, logo, and scope as far as what the business offers. If things go well, I might be an LLC before 2008 is out.
- I lost 50 pounds: I made my annual resolution of losing weight/going to the gym and actually followed through. While that has slowed in the last few weeks, I will be getting back into it now that I am not quite as busy.
I’d say since the time I started this blog, 2007 has been the most substantial in my personal and professional life. I’ve gained some great insight, a whole new skill set and grew a lot as a person, forming some very strong bonds with people and learning a lot about myself through them. So, good bye 2007 and here’s to 2008!