Whether or not you believe in the 2012 phenomenon and are anxiously (or not) anticipating the cataclysmic or transformative events that will occur on December 21, 2012, it’s hard to ignore that change is among us. Climate change is happening, world economy is unstable and more and more people seem to be asking themselves, “what else is there?”
I bumped into a total stranger last weekend and chatted about his work. Without me probing or making too many inquiries he insisted on telling me that the only thing that’s important is to do work that makes you happy. Throughout the year, we’ve seen this through the Occupy Movement and I’ve had similar conversations with many clients, colleagues and friends.
This year, saw an emergence of new technology and an awareness in the web moving beyond the desktop. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t appreciate these new technologies or care for them, but I’ve been working on the web long enough to know what I like and don’t like and I won’t be transitioning to mobile app developer anytime soon.
I’m planning on sticking around for a few more years, but will continue creating basic WordPress sites. I can do these very well and I love working with WordPress. It’s what makes me happy. Building complex jQuery sites that work both on the iPad, iPhone, blackberry and huge digital displays at the airport… not so much.
Being who I am, nothing makes more happy than referring folks who have the skills and the passion I lack. Should you need a software developer or you just want to bounce some ideas about your mobile app, then Denim & Steel are the folks for you. You would like a WordPress site, but need to integrate a shopping cart component, Curtis McHale is way better with e-commerce than I am. I’ve started a list of developers who I trust and recommend. These folks are all very talented and good at what they do.
If you haven’t made any commitments for next year, I hope you join me in looking at your work and deciding what truly makes you happy. Being happy is important and can easily be achieved by making simple changes.