Who is feeling reflective this week? It’s hard not to look back at our professional and personal accomplishments of 2012 as the year comes to a close. We pressed ourselves to narrow down a pretty great year to one personal and one professional highlight to share during this time of reflection and rejuvenation.
This year marked my twelfth year working with one of my favorite clients – Metrics. And it was a great year for them, one that I’m happy to have been a part of!
If you know me at all, you know that Pete and I embarked on a home renovation in January. Well, I’m proud to say that we made it through – still married – and have completed 98% of our planned work. It was a huge undertaking, but one I would do again, now that I know what its like to have a bigger kitchen and new bathrooms!
In 2012 we worked on several projects that I really enjoyed, but I have to pick one of our biggest digital marketing projects of 2012: Renovating Metrics’ website. It was a great experience to create for them a website that captures the company’s and its employees’ personality, while giving a lot of organized information to their web visitors.
I finished my first marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 28 in 4:18:44. Receiving cheers and support from US Marines while running through the nation’s capital was an incredible experience. I’ve run somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,250 miles this year!
As a college graduate in 2008, at the start of the downward spiral known as the US economy, there weren’t too many options for jobs. You took what you could get and were happy with a job. Since then, through a few jobs, I’ve learned more about what I’m good at, what kind of work I want to do and the type of environment I want to work in. And this year I feel like I’m doing the work I’m good at and like to do, in the environment that facilitates the best version of my working self. I think this is what it looks like when your job grows up, into a career.
Anyone that’s known me for the past year probably knows I’ve been planning my wedding. Getting engaged at the top of the Rockefeller Center Building in NYC has to be one of my favorite memories of 2012 and planning our March 2013 wedding has been a lot of fun. But planning a wedding is also a lot of work and I’m really proud of the way things are coming together.
I continue to be amazed at the longevity of both our client relationships and of my wonderful coworkers at Sinclair & Co. This year marked the twelfth year of supporting pharmaceutical development and manufacturing client Metrics, which has celebrated its own big news this year, as well as launched a new website that we created and developed for them. Inside the agency, which I’ve steered for 24 years, I’m proud of the seasoned, smart, talented, and most of all, FUN individuals I get to work with everyday. Collectively, the five of us have more than 50 years working within Sinclair & Co. We have a great team.
I helped initiate, organize and execute a multigenerational Sinclair family reunion in November in Southern Pines. We traced the paths of our ancestors through the Sandhills of North Carolina, visiting old home places, schools, churches and long lost cemeteries, and in the process rediscovered that tie that holds us all together…the love and memory of our late grandmother and the good humor we were all fortunate to be blessed with. Of course, no Sinclair gathering is complete without good food, good wine and lots and lots of laughter.