Here we are. At the end of 2013 already. It was quite a year, wasn’t it? Let’s do a quick review.
2013 was a year of music. We saw Pharrell and Justin Timberlake rose to the top again, as well as newcomers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus were alternately loved and hated, as our fickle tastes violently swayed. Bruno Mars had a hell of a year and I was thrilled to catch him on tour. I also caught Book of Mormon and it lived up to the hype!
Personally, I had a big year, too. I stopped freelancing and started a new job. Then I was recruited for a bigger job. (Thank you, LinkedIn!) I got a new car. I served as the Education Chair for the Austin Food Blogger Alliance and organized a Photography Camp for the community. I met Fabio Viviani and contributed to his magazine. I was featured on a couple podcasts. I had a cup of coffee with a stranger and it turned into a wonderful friendship. I made lots of new friends actually. I took a break and went to Mexico. I threw myself into SXSW and fell more deeply in love with Austin.
Austin went though some changes, too, by the way. Businesses closed. Businesses opened. The city got more crowded. The traffic got worse. The pizza got better. We got a Trader Joe’s! Pop-ups and supper clubs became the rage.
Craft beer rose to a crescendo in Austin and Mr. Betty started his own blog to chronicle the beer scene and it has been wildly successful. My own blog is chugging along and continues to opens doors and satisfies my creative drive.
So what will the new year bring? Hopefully prosperity, good luck, and happiness. But also more opportunity for hard work and self betterment. I have a list of things I’d like to accomplish or at least start.
- Get over my fear of Reddit. Maybe get a thicker skin in the larger sense.
- Learn to code. I can’t put it off any longer.
- Learn some design. It’s be nice to be able to scrap a little something together without hiring a graphic designer all the time.
- Get ahead of my social media. Meaning I’ll make it more of a priority, rather than a “when I get to it” task.
- Recycling this one from last year: I resolve to live healthier. Eat more raw vegetables. Get more exercise. Get more sleep. Drink more water.
Happy New Year, everyone! Do you have any resolutions you’d like to share? Leave a comment.