Taking the lead from my boss I decided to spend a little time reflecting on this last year. Here goes …
The following is a short list of the things that changed my life, for better or worse, this year.
To begin with I made the decision to go part time at Care2.com and back to school fulltime. This decision was based on a few things … Melissa (my girlfriend at the time), fraternity, and my desire to graduate college – not necessarily in that order.
March brought a trip to Mexico – the only other country I’ve visited besides Canada – for Spring Break. Needless to say I had a ton of fun. It was one of the high points of my year for sure.
Next came an aweful breakup with Melissa and a very odd summer for me. I spent a lot of time working with moonie and hanging out with Lynn.
School Time! Near the middle of August I took over as VP of Finance for Sigma Tau Gamma and got us out of debt with National (a first), breaking things off with Lynn, winning Lynn back, and becoming elected President of my Fraternity.
During all of this I also managed to somehow pull a 3.7 – a personal best for myself. Not sure how I did this – between bar nights, Fraternity, and coding I found time to study apparently.
This year finds me at the helm of my Fraternity, taking a whopping 9 credit hours, and coding even more for Care2 (I started working a little more) among other things. As Matt pointed out many have thought this year was a total bust. While my stock portfolio might agree with the others, I agree with Matt in that every year has good points – some of us would rather focus on the good stuff.
Goodbye 2001 – Hello 2002!