Well, this thing has been pretty quiet for a while hasn’t it? I haven’t published anything since SXSW 2010 and SXSW 2011 is just around the corner.

I’d say the long radio silence is a testament to just how busy this year has been for me, and it would be true, mostly. But, honestly, perfectionism and fear have been nearly as instrumental in not publishing what I’ve been writing as much as exhaustion or preoccupation.

Conquering those obstacles is definitely going on the New Year’s Resolutions list.

2010, professionally and personally, has been an important one for me.

Professionally, I:

  • Shipped Gowalla 2.0 in March 2010.

  • Shipped Gowalla 3.0 in December 2010.

  • Watched Gowalla grow from 11 employees to 26+

Holy hell. We shipped two major releases in one year. Having just realized the timing of those releases, that’s staggering.

Personally, I:

  • Marked nearly 1 and a half years living in Austin, TX.

  • Lost some weight.

  • Grew a serious f’in beard.

  • Played with one of the best ice hockey teams I’ve had the privilege to be a part of. Hockey has become a big part of my life, it’s my favorite game and my teammates are awesome.

  • Took my first vacation in a long time to Portland, OR. Attended the first Emerging Languages Camp, ate a ton of amazing food, and fell in love with that city.

It’s dizzying how much can change in a year, even more when I think about being that 20 year old kid dropping out of school around this time a few years back. It really doesn’t feel like that long ago.

With 2011 approaching, and my 23rd birthday a little over 2 weeks away, change once again seems to be on the horizon. 2011 is already shaping up to be an interesting year.

But, more on that later.

Here’s to 2011.

(And, no, the comedy of being able to view a 2009 in Review post on the same page as this one does not escape me in the slightest.

…unless you’re viewing the individual post, in which case this probably doesn’t make any sense.)