This has been one of the most significant years of my life. There've been so many wonderful changes, I'm having trouble recalling all of them. Here's some of the highlights, in no particular order:
- Rebekah and I celebrated eight months together on December 27th. Of course, that means that we started dating again this year. We were apart for a bit more than two and a half years after dating for a bit more than one and a quarter years before college. Things are going very well and this change is one of the things that truly made this year great.
- I graduated from college. I don't think I doubted that it'd happen, but it's still quite a nice accomplishment. There were plenty of hurdles along the way, too. Obviously this is a large change in life, as it means I'm now a part of
The Real World.
- I got a job with my dream company. After spending the summer in Oslo, Norway working for Opera Software, I was offered a job working from home for them. I've just renewed my contract for another six months and I'll be heading back to Oslo in about two weeks for over two months. My summer trip to Oslo was my first voyage off the North American continent and gave me my first passport stamp.
- I got my braces off. It was a day eleven and a half years in the making, but it's finally happened. I'm still getting used to my retainers and I have not yet had my surgery, which probably means I'll get braces again. But at least I've entered another phase of my orthodontic treatment.
If I missed something that you were involved in or think was significant, I apologize. Just let me know.
Change can be good. Yet, I hope next year gives me more time to enjoy the changes of this year and do more with them. Maybe I'll get engaged and married. Maybe I'll get a more permanent position with Opera. Maybe I'll get my oral surgery. Or maybe things that I have a hard time imagining right now will happen. I surely didn't expect all that happened last year to occur.
In any case, thanks for sticking around through the many transitions. Hopefully I'll make a bit more of my web site in the new year for y'all to enjoy. As for now, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.