2009: Focus

Posted by Mike Brittain on December 31, 2008
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2008 has been a great year of expansion for me. I got to work on some amazing work at Heavy, and am continuing in some of the same themes at CafeMom. I’ve worked with some of the best developers I’ve met, and work on another great team now. One tsp., a project that has been rattling around in my head for over two years, is finally live and slowly growing (as time permits). There have been countless side projects and options dangled before me in the last six months which have all been interesting, but also distracting. And finally, my wife and I are looking forward to our first child who is expected to arrive in just a few more weeks.

It’s a lot.

As we roll over to 2009, I look forward to focusing on a shorter list of priorities. First and foremost, getting this new family off the ground. Second, I look forward to making a bigger mark at work and completing a long and exciting list of projects I have planned there (stay tuned here for more details and results). I have additional Japanese classes lined up, and hopefully will progress into a casual speaker in the coming months. Finally, I have lots of plans for One tsp. and hope to again find time to work on that project.

All told, this feels like a big list, but I always have my hands in a few pies at once. The point will be not to find any new pies.

So if you’re calling to tell me about your new startup, my answer is: “check back with me in 2010.”

Thanks to everyone who has made this year so memorable and successful both professionally and personally, especially my wife.