Archive for June, 2011

End of the Fiscal Year

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

This has been a helluva week! I’m in Pasadena Rotary, and we just finished our demotion party–yes, you read that right. It’s our tradition to “demote” our president in grand form: cocktails, dinner, and a show. This year, we went WAY overboard. One of our Rotarians is a professional writer, her husband is a producer, and her nephew is an editor; we went nuts making the most spectacular demotion ever. I didn’t keep track of my hours working on it, but I’d estimate I spent around 100-200 hours doing everything. Holy smokes. So that all came to fruition last night–and what’s funny is that, despite all my work, everyone else who participated in the demotion did just as much–so it was an awesome team effort that resulted in the best demotion Pasadena Rotary has ever seen–and possibly ever will!!
It’s also the end of the fiscal year, and for me, a lot has happened… In July (albeit at the end of it), I left my job, and went full-time into my own company, Great Matter. I’ve learned so much in the last year that it’s made my head spin–and wish that I got an MBA and not an MPL. Whoops. So as I come upon my first year working for myself, it’s great to reflect on how much can change in a year, and how fast it goes.
So here comes the Academy speech: I want to thank all my friends & family for being extremely supportive in my endeavor, and not teasing me [too much] about how my Urban Planning degrees have played a role in my running a web programming firm. You’ve also been wonderful with sending me business, which of course is absolutely great–please keep it coming. And to my clients, thank you so much for being a great experience; I’m glad that you are helping me build a successful, sustainable business, and look forward to continuing to help you. My employee and independent contractors: thank you for making Great Matter look so awesome!
So the rest of the calendar year looks bright and shiny, and I look forward to it.

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