2012 was an exciting bookend to 2011:
In 2011, Mrs. Quickie got pregnant.
In 2012, we had a beautiful (and smart!) little baby girl.
In 2011, Quickish launched.
In 2012, Quickish was acquired by Gannett.
In 2011, we relocated from New York to DC.
In 2012, we found the house we'll hopefully live in for the next 25 years.
Any one of those things is a big deal. Wrapped together, it made for a truly amazing year.
I am very (very) (...very) lucky, and every day I try to remember that and to certainly not ever take it for granted.
There won't be a new baby in 2013. There won't be a sale of a company I founded. There won't be another new house. (There will be turning 40, so the year isn't without its interesting milestones.)
If it will be slightly less intense, that's OK. I am looking forward to just... being.
Being a better spouse.
Being a better dad.
Being a better colleague.
There are a lot of pathways to "better" that I have been thinking about, and all I can do is pick the ones that make sense and commit to a good-faith effort to try to be better.
Hoping to have some New Year's posts up over the next few days, but if you're checking out until 2013, here's hoping you had a great 2012 and here's to an even better 2013.