I am using the scheduled post feature to publish this for the new year, since with any luck I will be drinking vodka on the side of a mountain somewhere in eastern Europe. However, as I write this the UK is in the grips of Snowpocalypse 3, and who knows if I made it.
Anyway… 2010 began in the grips of Snowpocalypse 2 and was the year we saw the awful Digital economy bill come into law. We had an election of a new government, and the self-destruction of the Liberal Democrats – a party I am sad to say I supported.
It is safe to say that 2010 was a year of change, and for me – although no year is entirely without its stress and upset – overall the year has been exciting and positive, for which I’m thankful.
Professionally, I have been lucky to meet and work along side some of the most incredibly talented and delightful people I’ve ever met – from technological luminaries to emmy award winning journalists to Harvard university faculty to members of the music and media industries.
I’ve had the chance to have creative and strategic input into some awesome projects – some of which are out already, and others I can’t wait to show you.
Personally, I’ve got to travel to some interesting and wonderful parts of the world, sometimes for work and sometimes for play. I’ve got to meet some lovely people and have some awesome experiences I will remember forever, everything from sitting in a park watching the sun set over Berlin to zip-lining off a mountain in Nevada.
I’ve also had the opportunity to satisfy a life long ambition of mine and learn to fly – I will always remember feeling of terror when my instructor sent me on my first solo flight, and the feeling exhilaration and accomplishment once I realised I was flying by myself!
I look forward to finding out what 2011 has in store, I know it is unlikely to end up with me living in the same country as I do currently, but more than that I can’t say…
Bring it on!