See ya 2012
2012 was also the year of the flood. We lived out of our apartment more than in it. It has not been pretty, it has been stressful and disorienting. I honestly might weep when I sleep in my bed for the first time when we return to our home. Dealing with getting back in and the insurance company has been an awful experience. Unfortunately it was not Chubb who insured our building. Getting the company we use to pony up any cash with any sense of urgency has been upsetting and frustrating. The insurance companies that behave in this manner should all be held legally accountable. It is a travesty and morally reprehensible. That is all I will say on this for now.
It has been a roller coaster year. The start-up world is changing and I am glad to see it. Why so many of ideas get funded is beyond me. Then again many people might think that about the deals I have invested in and think the same thing. I understand it is a bit of a numbers game but I do not look at it like that. I believe in everything I invest in and I want to see each entrepreneur succeed at some level. Failure is not in my vocabulary although I know your learn from failure it still upsets me.
So what does 2013 bring? Someone sent me this site called JohntheSloth.com where you can enter your resolutions, share them with others and have the site touch base with you on how your resolutions are coming. Not so sure I need that. I have a few of the same every year and do not need anyone to keep me focused. They are get in better shape, lose 10 lbs, have more dinner parties, take more time out for me, etc. I do work on those constantly. This year I am hoping for a constant. I just want to live our lives under our own roof with no major disruptions. I could go for a real year of normalcy.