Thankful for a great year

I love this time of year. I grew up in a big Irish family so holidays always make me feel swarmed by lots of noise, laughter, hugs and food. This time of year also makes me nostalgic and thankful for the things that have happened in my life in the past year. And this year is no different.

Within the last few months, I've transitioned roles from editor to community editor. While I'm not usually good with change (I admit it), this has been a good change. I love the new role as community editor because I get to report on the industry on a daily basis ... and I get to interact with you on daily basis on the social media accounts. With all of this, I've developed great relationships within the design, build, remodel world.

So this post is a tribute and thank you to all the people I've met and shared connections with in the past year. The passion you have for your industries and businesses is contagious. There are some down days when it comes to bad industry news, but there is also good news and positive things happening. It's important to pay attention to both sides - learn from the bad news, recognize it, and revel in the positive.

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with a few architects and builders who are hiring and share their tips. See links to those articles on the left sidebar. If you haven't already, check out those articles. They have great advice and insight to share.

This is my last post of 2011 so cheers to a great year! Here's to a happy and prosperous 2012.

What are your favorite moments from 2011? Share them below.