2013 in review

Shit, what a year.

2013 has been easily the best — and most hectic — twelve months of my life thus far. To point out the highlights:

First, though, I’d like to share with you all the three statistics that have really summed up 2013 for me. I’ve tracked them over the past year and I think they’re fairly illuminating of how things have gone:

You can easily notice some major trends coinciding with my move to Seattle:

Seriously, though, my day-to-day routine has changed so much in the span of so little time it’s almost hard to remember what life was like. I say almost hard — Molly, my girlfriend, who is as beautiful as she is talented, is in her senior year now, and it’s funny to notice the parallels of our senior years: while I can’t say I miss 8a.m. classes or Swem or the unending agony of group PowerPoint presentations, it’s hard for me to believe that this time last year I was still filled with so much uncertainty about life in a new city, on a new track.

Thankfully, things are awesome. A few notes about the past six months:

I’ve got some goals for 2014, too, and even though they’re pretty embarassing I’m going to share them:

If I accomplish even just two of those things, I’ll be thrilled; if I accomplish none of them, but 2014 turns out to be half as great as 2013 has been, I’ll be ecstatic. What a crazy, perfect year.

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Justin Duke is a writer and developer in Seattle.
He likes good, practical things.
(And writing in the third person, I guess.)