2010 has been a whirlwind of a year for me. So much learned, experienced, and changed that its almost hard for me to believe it has only been one year since I graduated KU.
I started off the year with a graduation trip to Miami for a week vacation over the New Years. And I ended it with a vacation to the place I graduated; ringing in 2011 by clanging glasses at a bar on the always bustling Mass St. in Lawrence.
In no particular order, I:
- Found a job in March and worked remotely for 4 months.
- Went to India for a week to attend a wedding.
- Spent a month exploring the Bay Area in California including San Francisco and San Jose.
- Travelled to Seattle for the first time.
- Went to Chicago.
- Started a company with one of my best friends.
- Saw my favorite artist Ben Folds live in concert for the second time and lost my voice singing for over an hour.
- Moved out of Kansas for the first time in my life to Fort Collins, CO.
- Met some amazing entrepreneurs and freelancers.
- Joined a Coworking space.
- Discovered one of the best street vendors and had the most delicious soft tacos and quesadillas on a regular basis.
- Tried snowboarding for the first time.
- Fell down while snowboarding.
- Went shopping at a Farmer’s Market in 8 different cities including one in India.
- Saw the sun rise on a coast in India while waiting for the freshly caught fish to come in from the fishermen that morning.
- Ate the most delicious fish ever.
- Talked with Chris Guillebeau on his Unconventional Book Tour and got inspired to be passionate in life.
- Read numerous books on entrepreneurship, businesses, freelancing, minimalism, and cooking which I will be adding to a Reading List soon at the top of this blog.
- Quit my day job because life is too short to spend in a lifeless cubicle when there’s so much more to life that is possible through self-employment.
- Started a blog.
- Never have been more confident or optimistic about the future and all the opportunities it will bring.
What experiences in 2010 have shaped you as a person? What have you learned that will carry on with you in 2011?