2012 was very good to me. I got a new job, new place, met lots of new people, built up lots of friendships/relationships, and many other great things. One thing I always try do in a new year is make new year’s resolutions, however I have never actually publicly shared those resolutions. I’m going to try something different for 2013 and share those resolutions here on my blog, in hope that they push me a bit harder to stay on track with them. I feel that if I post them online I will be more accountable and pushed harder to stick to these resolutions for the full year. I have broken down my resolutions into a work category, and then a personal category.
- Finish my first HTML5 game (it will be free), Sulli.
- Take a bigger stab at learning Ruby (I already started learning on Treehouse), on a more serious level.
- Launch “The Theme Fox” and get a few themes/plugins finished then put on sale.
- From the end of 2009 to the end of of 2012, I went from weighing about 265lbs to weighing about 198lbs now. I’m already very happy with my progress, but I want to continue that more and finally hit my target weight of about 180lbs.
- Give up soda completely and stick to only water, tea, etc.
There is probably a few things on both of these lists that I will still keep private to myself, but I feel like this is a good start. I’m very determined to knock out all of these resolutions by the end of the year. I want to make 2013 even more awesome than 2012!
Wish me luck! :)
One thing I hear a lot from friends and family is, “Zach, you know everyone!” While they are obviously joking to some degree, they do often wonder how I got to know all of these people from around our city to all over the world. If there is one thing I understand in life, it is the power of networking. I will admit that I’m a very personable person which makes networking easier for me. I have always been the type of person that loves getting to know new people. I enjoy hearing stories about people’s lives, their work, and making relationships. I wanted to write this post for people who brush off networking because they are just simply bad at it or don’t recognize the value. I want to show them that the work put into networking is well worth the tremendous value it holds, and that it is not very hard to do.
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I know it has been a good minute or two since I’ve had some life updates on the blog, so I figured I would go ahead and post this and fill everyone in a bit on what’s new(ish) with me! Both some personal life updates, as well as some huge work life updates! Enjoy! :)Read more →
Don’t get too far ahead of yourself because, yes, I still love WordPress (WP) and would call it my CMS of choice, but at the end of the day, Tumblr beats WordPress for microblogging and here are a few reasons why…Read more →
If you know me in real-life, you probably already know that I love my dog, Abby, more than anything. She is a member of our family and truly is “man’s best friend.” Well, the other day, I was thinking about just how amazing Abby is (as I often think about) and I realize I have actually learned a lot from her and her simple lifestyle. She has taught me many life lessons on how to be content as well as a loving person. I took those life lessons she taught me and realized they go hand in hand to being successful in the freelance world. It may be a first to compare a dog’s lifestyle to freelancing but I think after you read each lesson, you will agree, dogs really do exhibit the ways to rule at freelancing. Day 2 of this two part series will cover lessons 6-10. See part 1 of the series here.
Disclaimer: Poor/cheesy puns will be throughout the lessons! Watch out! ;) haha
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