2012 – God damn that went fast

Norcross Dec 31st, 2012Life Stuff

Damn. It’s almost 2013 and I’ve barely had a chance to catch up with 2012. It’s been a hell of a run, and from what I can gather, it isn’t gonna slow down any time soon.

So, in the spirit of brevity, let be break this down.

Personal

Solid Advice

Quick Hits

What I Learned

  • Adulthood is fucking expensive.
  • I have a lot to learn about parenting.
  • Insomnia is a bastard.

Professional

Its business time indeed

Quick Hits

  • Left BlueGlass Interactive to join RavenTools as their Senior WordPress Developer, working remotely full time again.
  • Continued to work on freelance client work.
  • Released quite a few plugins, with a few more in the works.

What I Learned

  • I’m getting pretty good at this coding thing.
  • I prefer building plugins over themes.
  • It’s OK to fire a client, even one that pays well, if they aren’t amenable to your life.

Goals for 2013

This is where I live. But you knew that already.

Business

  • Have a patch submitted to WP core.
  • Release a paid product (got a few things in the works).
  • Expand my non-WordPress development skill set.
  • Try to build a mobile app, just to learn.
  • Trim down the freelance work I take on to projects that I’m actually interested in.

Personal

  • Be a better dad to my kids.
  • Be a better husband to my wife.
  • Spend more time with my parents.
  • Slow down a bit. Really, I’m gonna kill myself.
  • Help in whatever way possible on the home renovation.

So there ya have it. This year has been a whirlwind of…well…life. Best I can gather, it’s not slowing down anytime soon. And to be honest, I can’t imagine it any other way.

2 Responses to “2012 – God damn that went fast”

  1. Jeremy Orr

    Everything’s coming up Milhouse. As they (you) say.