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Ten things I've learned in 2012

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Take them for what you feel they're worth. They were hard lessons to learn, and rather then elaborate on each of them I'll just present them here as generic fortune cookie wisdom:
Just because you've known someone for a long time does not mean they are your friend. That said, true friendships are mutual efforts.
I can try to prepare for future hard times, but I must balance that as to not be an expense of being happy in the present.All things are temporary. Good times and bad. But temporary doesn't necessarily mean short term.Pining over "could-have-beens" only robs you of future opportunities and potential. Learn from the past, but don't dwell in it. Just because you are good at something doesn't mean you have to find a way to monitize it. In other words, if you really want to turn a hobby into a career, you'd better be damn sure you have another way to relieve stress.I was happy to help people realize their dreams, but now I know it's been at …

Time to Change

It's been a while since I've had a chance to write in any of my blogs. Of course it always has to do with how busy my life has become. A giant chunk of my time goes to family- as it rightly should- but little ones always need to be watched like a hawk, and my wife's 60+ work hours makes my job as Mr Mom that much more important. The time I stole from sweet sleep to use for freelance was taking up everything else. And really, it wasn't fair to my clients or to my family... or to myself for that matter. Without going into too much detail, it caused too much friction with those I cared about most. It's time for a change.

So, I'm retiring from all forms of freelance. I have my sights on new interests that I hope that one day will evolve into new endeavors. But for now, time at home needs to be spent on home.

As for day job, that too is also changing. We've hired a new fantastic designer and my focus will now shift to all the back-logged video. Frankly, I'm …