So long 2009…

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I hate to be negative, but I couldn’t wait to say goodbye to 2009. Good riddance, you sucked. It was a year that had been emotionally stressful since February and was topped off with the death of my grandmother in October, and I’m happy to be putting all of that behind me. Here’s a brief overview of the past year:

  • uncle had open heart surgery, infection in lungs, almost died
  • grandma started having multiple strokes
  • best friend got divorced
  • company I work for got acquired
  • I got hit by a car
  • mom severely broke her elbow
  • more strokes for grandma
  • worst software release ever
  • grandma passed away
  • week of the funeral I find out that I need to move to CA or find a new job

On the brighter side I did get the chance to travel for work and  meet some incredibly cool people; I went to GenCon Indy with my husband, which was a lot of fun and a nice little self-esteem boost; and I got to see The Boss in concert with my dad for my birthday.

2010 is off to a promising start. I spent the first minutes of the new year playing Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing with good friends and everyone was singing along — awesome. Monday will be my first day as the community manager for and I couldn’t ask for a more exciting, fresh start to the year.

I don’t really believe in New Year’s resolutions, but I do have certain goals for myself. So here’s a few off my list for 2010:

  • read more
  • embrace video
  • write more on this blog
  • travel to Europe
  • drink less soda
  • work on my HTML/CSS skills
  • run a 5k
  • start my company (more details on this later)

Cheers and Happy New Year!

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