Looking back at 2012

This year had a dramatic ending for my family. During one week in mid-December, I defended my PhD and celebrated my 10th anniversary with my lovely wife. Our beautiful and brilliant daughter turned four. Incredible.

Getting to that point was less glamorous, easily the hardest year we can remember. I don’t feel like getting into all of that in a public forum, but suffice it to say, we are looking toward 2013 with renewed pursuit for healthier and happier times.

Having just completed a PhD, I expect this to be one of the only times in my adult life when the new year will be accompanied by more than just a symbolic opportunity to start over. The first quarter of this year will bring my first post-grad employment and relocation to a new city. It’s an exciting adventure, and my wife and I are eager to rediscover who we are in this new context.

All that to say, the word “resolution” rings a bit hollow to me right now. I am more or less undergoing a full reboot of my life’s rhythms and vision.

I want to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit my little corner of the web this past year. I have enjoyed the conversations and count many of you friends. Once I upload my final thesis edits later this week, I have a lot planned for this site over the next year that I hope you will enjoy as much as I plan to.

Here’s to new beginnings!