Well, we’re down to less than 12 hours left in 2012. It’s been a bit of a rocky year over here. Some good. Some bad. And lots of meh.
On the negative side, we’ve cut back family expenses a lot and I’ve been aggressively looking for a full-time permanent job. I’ve had a few interviews but no offers yet. I had to let my entire on-site staff go on my social shopping site JoeShopping.com, as we did some extreme downsizing. On a larger national front, there were a ton of natural disasters (Sandy walloped our area but good), and all sorts of tragedies (with the recent Sandy Hook shooting being the most devastating).
On the positive side, though, I’ve got my wonderfully amazing family, and together we had such an incredible year. Jason was a keynote speaker at MIT. I was on the Katie Couric show with Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James. The Avengers movie came out and kicked major ass! My new voting site JoeVote.com is live in a beta mode, and we hope to give it an initial push in the next few weeks. So I’m excited about that.
I also started this blog in 2012 and have watched it explode in just a few short months. It’s introducing me to so many wonderful new people and blogs out there. Plus, I’m just having a total blast writing for it.
All in all, things could be worse. And they could be loads better. Here’s hoping 2013 bumps things up in the positive direction!
If you’re heading out tonight, please be responsible and don’t drink and drive! And if you’re not drinking but you are driving, please be extra alert for other drivers out there. Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year! Thanks so much for being a part of my blogging community!
Happy New Year!