“Fearlessness is not only possible, it is the ultimate joy.
When you touch nonfear, you are free.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Happy New Year, and welcome to 2014! I’ve always liked the first part of a new year–it’s a good time to take stock, and take a little time to be mindful about where I’m going and what I’m doing. So this post will probably be a little more me-centric than usual, but hopefully there’s something of interest to you too–assuming you’re a fellow web designer, web dev, front-end developer, or just an all-around web geek :)
2013 was a great year for me professionally, definitely one of my best so far. As I talked about in my very first post, I started 2013 in bit of a rut and like I was slipping behind the times a little in my profession. Now at the end of 2013 I’m much more up-to-date on skills, feeling rejuvenated, more engaged in the web community, and very excited for the future. All the people, projects, organizations, resources, and communities that have helped me get to this point are too numerous to list, but I want to call out a few that I’m particularly thankful for.
My own goals for 2014
Also, I want to use Grunt (and work on processes & tools), start unit testing, explore Node.js & AngularJS, and build a web-based mobile app, getting it into at least one app store (already signed up for this MOOC!). And teach the web, both through blogging and teaching free in-person community workshops locally (already something in the works!).
On a more personal note, I want live life with less fear (fear of what other people might think, fear of failure, fear of the unknown), and with more gratitude. And in that spirit, thank you so much for reading this!