Well, things didn’t slow down in 2014! So much so that I didn’t manage to write this post yesterday. In 2014 I spoke at 8 events in 4 countries, and worked with 11 clients on 15 projects before starting work full time with Ind.ie in August.
I wrote a lot more, with regular slots on A List Apart and The Pastry Box, and a series on Getting Started With Sass on Web Standards Sherpa. And I had more fun on podcasts including co-hosting Unfinished Business with Ashley Baxter in August.
Again, I’ve summarised my year in photos:
1. Collaborate more.
Joining Ind.ie meant I went from working remotely, to suddenly working with a team of people in our house every day. It definitely resulted in a lot more collaboration!
2. Be more selective, say no more often.
Early on in the year, I decided to only speak at an event every other month. I mostly succeeded in this, and it meant I was less stressed, and also enjoyed the events I spoke at a lot more.
3. Challenge myself physically in a new way.
I sort-of managed this one. I tried ballet, but it’s not for me anymore. I tried Crossfit, but the nearest location is slightly too far away to attend frequently. Doing much more challenging courses of Pilates has had a positive impact on my year.
Goals for 2015
I have a big writing project to finish, which needs hard work and lot of confidence, but I also want to share more design and development writing on my blog and the Ind.ie blog.
- Write more.
- Read more.
- Make the most of Ind.ie.
My life has changed a lot in the last year as I’ve started working with Ind.ie. It’s really important to me that we make a difference, and create alternatives to spyware technologies. I’ve got an amazing opportunity to work with the rest of the team to do something about the current system. I need to make sure I make the most of it, work hard, don’t let my insecurities get the better of me, and stand up for what I believe in.