So, yeah, it's been a wild year -- let alone a wild decade. Everyone's been doing this "what were you doing 10 years ago" thing. Here's my shorthand from December 31, 1999:
No wife (not even a girlfriend), let alone kids. Sketchy, cliff-of-dotcom-bubble job. No writing career. Hadn't applied to business school. Horrible, illegal sub-let apartment. Tiny network of friends, acquaintances and colleagues. Atrophied-to-nonexistence fan allegiance.
Fast-forward 10 years: Lovely wife I've been with for 8 wonderful years. Two amazing kids. Fascinating work and energizing career path. Wide-ranging writing career, from being on the front page of ESPN.com every day to an obsessive blog about Tim Tebow. Harvard MBA. Homeowner. Huge network. Die-hard fan allegiance.
But as I have mentioned here -- and try to mention as often as I can -- one of the true highlights has been my relationship with you and the rest of the readers. Whether you have been reading since the Quickie or since the blog launched or when I have written for any number of other outlets, I appreciate it more than you know.
I wish each of you -- all of you -- the best in the new year and new decade: Health and happiness.
See you all back here tomorrow. Let's make 2010 the best. year. ever.