I’m typically interested in looking forward, not back. What happened six months ago or even yesterday doesn’t have to effect what happens today or tomorrow. However, every now and then everyone needs to look back and figure out what worked and didn’t work. If you don’t take some moment for reflection then you’re going to repeat the same mistakes or maybe not appreciate your accomplishments fully. This year was filled with a lot more victories than failures.
There were a lot of great moments this past year. First and foremost, the highlight of the year was my wedding. Probably one of the best days and most stressful days of my life. Embarking on this new phase of my life with my best friend and with someone I care so much about is incredible. Even though we’ve lived together for years, there is something amazing about being able to say we are now husband and wife.
This year Jake joined the LooseKeys team. It was a big step for me to take the business from basically a freelance endeavor to a full business. So far it’s been great and I can only see good things for the future; from bringing on more people to building the empire that is LooseKeys.
Speaking of LooseKeys it’s been a killer year. This was the first year I was fully employed on my own through LooseKeys I hustled, we hustled. Creating around 40 explainer videos for a ton of amazing startups. We also started our podcast where we give you a behind the scenes look at our projects.
40 videos for LooseKeys is pretty impressive but I was also able to put out 35 episodes of the Hop Cast, with the help of Maeve and Ken of course. We try to put out a video every week or at least every other week. Doing the Hop Cast is a blast and one of the best parts is all the wonderful people we’ve been able to meet and become friends with because of the show.
Even with being focused on building LooseKeys and planning the wedding, Maeve and I still managed to travel a good amount. Our best trip of all was of course our honeymoon to South America. We love to travel and visiting countries and a continent we’d never been to before was fantastic.
Talk about an awesome year, here’s hoping 2013 is just as good!