I’m Glad It’s Over


So here’s the deal, I don’t know about anybody else, but the end of 2008 was an enormous relief for me. I don’t know if any of the posts over the last 12 months really completely reflected how I was feeling, but it was a rough year both personally and professionally right up to the end when a good friend of mine from college passed away just after Christmas at age 33. It was the final cap on a year that couldn’t end fast enough.

Of course, 2008 wasn’t all bad. The birth of my daughter was definitely a huge blessing. Certainly not on the same scale, but spending the day with Tom Petty’s crew was another cool moment. And I can’t deny that overall 2008 was an educational experience. But I’m glad it’s over.

2009 is looking very positive. We’re two weeks in now with our campuses running the same message live every week, and so far there haven’t been any train wrecks. We’re also just shy of a month out from our campus-wide RF transition. Most of the new stuff is in, and we’ll probably be picking it up this week. But beyond that, I really don’t know what 2009 has in store. If 2008 was to be “Year of the System”, right now I’m calling 2009 “Year of the Cleanup”, and we got a big start on it last week. Like any year, I’ve got a lot of big ideas and goals and plans, but time will tell how much of it actually comes to pass.

While I still feel like I’m recovering a bit from ’08, I’m hoping to get back in the swing of things on the blog by the time the RF change comes around. Updates might still be a little thin, but I have no intentions of retiring so thank you for reading, and I hope I can keep it interesting this year. I’ll be back soon….

David Stagl

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