There is a line in a movie called, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith", starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt that I am thinking of. Mr. and Mrs. Smith had just faced each other again at a fancy restaurant, and then proceed to talk to each other on the phone while trying to beat the other back to their house. All of this, after finding out that they are both secretly moonlighting and the world's top assassins behind the other's back. They are even competitors... They are racing home to presumably kill each other. The end is near.
Anyhow, while they are on the phone, Pitt wants answers to certain questions about their relationship. Jolie asks him why. Pitt replies, "I don't know. I guess when you start thinking about the end, you think about the beginning." This is a great line, as it's very true.
I was thinking the other day about where I was in January compared to today. It was a much farther journey and road than I had realized. I have accomplished so much in a short year. Here is a quick run-down over some of the more important (and public) highlights.
The list goes on, but why bore you with all of that? You get the point, right?
So how did I get all of that done in a single year? Honestly, I don't know. I really don't know. However, there's no way I could've managed a third of that all on my own. That's what this post is about. I want to thank some people in my life that helped me along my path this year.
In addition, I want to thank some other folks that did not necessarily help me directly (that I know of), but have certainly had influence on things I have been a part of, and have also inspired me this year.
Overall, I think I mentioned all of the headliners that need to be on this list. Since I didn't start with an outline, I truly apologize if I missed anyone that should be on this list. Please feel free to comment below and drag me through the dirt if I missed you. :)
Thank you so much to everyone that has had an impact on me. Positive or negative, you have all helped me to get to where I am today - on this last day of 2008. I enjoy your conversations, your contributions, your input, your support, and above all, your criticisms. I am closing this year with a whole-hearted satisfaction that this is my best professional and personal year, ever. And you all have helped this dream come true. Thank you so much!
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