Each January, I try to find the time to record my personal highlights of the previous year. This is the 13th such post.
This is a tradition I first began back in January 2004. It was a significant milestone, because I had moved to New York the year prior. Looking back, there were a lot of firsts that year. 2003 is when I began blogging, when I published my first book, etc.
2015 was similar to 2003 in many ways. A year of new. More than anything else, the highlight of last year was the birth of my daughter Riley in June.
Here’s a quick list of highlights I remember:
- In January, we moved to Boulder.
- I took three trips to São Paulo to lead a big, ambitious project for Samsung.
- I was interviewed about why I moved from Brooklyn to Boulder.
- In February, we spent a week in Bucerías.
- I visited Sara Distin at Workshop Boulder, easily the best co-working studio in Boulder. I also happened to meet Amy and Ben Tremper, Adam Johnson, and Jonny and Richard from Cast Iron Design, all of whom I would meet again before year’s end.
- In March, we bought a house in Devil’s Thumb.
- In April, I got to see the Indigo Girls at Chautauqua.
- In June, Riley was born. We’re now a family of five!
- In August, I got a backcountry permit for my first solo backpacking trip in more than a decade. I loved every moment.
- In September, we stayed in a yurt. It was a stepping stone toward camping. It was very cold, but the kids loved it. (So did the parents.)
- In October, I hosted an FK retreat in Boulder. It was nice to show my colleagues my new home.
- In October, we had a Brooklyn Beta Reunion party. The team at Workshop outdid themselves again. It was a lot of fun.
- In December, I started thinking about opening my own co-working space. Stay tuned.
I hope you have a wonderful 2016, and I hope I can finally get back to blogging regularly. :-)