I was going to write my standard end of the year wrap-up post, but given some recent events, I want to look forward rather than back. Of course, after saying that, I do want to briefly talk about the last few days of 2008.
If you follow me on twitter, you saw this tweet on Sunday:
“Been at the hospital since 2:30am (ER). Was admitted around 6:30am and will be here for the next 2 days because of this http://is.gd/dRbM”
On Tuesday morning around 9:15, my gallbladder was removed by an excellent surgical team and then I spent the next 24 hours recovering. During this time, I was taken care of by a great nursing staff, including someone I graduated high school with. I was discharged on Wednesday morning and then I spent New Year’s Eve with my wife, kids and some friends playing games. It’s been a crazy few days, but thankfully things are finally getting back to normal.
I’m really looking forward to 2009. In the short term, I’m looking forward to attending Codemash next week and seeing all my friends again. In the longer term, the latter half of 2008 has kept me extremely busy and I hope to be just as busy all of 2009. I have an upcoming announcement regarding business, but it’ll probably wait until next week. I had a great time speaking last year and definitely plan to develop new topics and continue presenting at user groups and events throughout the year.