One Year of Business – A Year in Review

One year ago seems like forever and yesterday at the same time. Last year, the Super Bowl was on January 31st. The next day started with work as normal until 10:45am. No longer with a job position and a backlog of freelance work, I opened the doors to Petersen Media Group on Feb 2nd, 2009 – Groundhog Day.

Within the first month, I had a major publishing house on my list of clients, ported a British non-profit’s 1,600 page website to WordPress, and reconnected with nearly every one of my SOBCon connections for work or referrals. It was quite a February, that is for sure. I was getting 2-4 hours of sleep per night and my health deteriorated. It was time for drastic measures. Sleeping pills and intravenous antibiotics got me back into health and I changed my work style.

I finally had my dream of dream jobs. First was to work from home, which I’d been doing for 5 months. Second was to work from home for MYSELF. What the heck was I thinking letting myself go down like that? It was time to act like an entrepreneur and take care of both my clients and myself, because if I didn’t take care of myself, my clients were going to get neglected.

So, in one year, Petersen Media Group, LLC has:

  • generated 219 invoices for 74 clients
  • taken 2 weeks of vacation to re-charge the creative batteries
  • earned (or is earning) 31 credit hours to finish a B.A. degree

The company site(s) are in re-design for some new focus and products, so stay tuned for that. With graduation on Mother’s Day weekend, expect some grand news in the first part of May. Thanks for your support for our first year and I look forward to serving you more and more each year.

Happy Anniversary, My Love!!

Two years ago today, I committed my life to you for as long as we both take breaths. It has been a great 730 days, hasn’t it? Look at what we’ve done since then:

  • Honeymooned at the Don Csar
  • Drove to Canada and froze for a week in February
  • Flown to Ohio for Thanksgiving
  • Created a home in an apartment
  • Vacationed at Sanibel Island Resort
  • Changed jobs and improved our financial security
  • Bought a townhome
  • Attended a Rays game
  • Attended a Bucs game
  • Attended a Lightning game
  • Attended a Globetrotters exhibition
  • Discovered Dinner Done! to do together
  • Dined at the world-famous Bern’s Steakhouse

I wouldn’t trade any day I have had with you for a day that I had without you. Shoot, I’m getting all mushy typing this, so I’ll sign off now with, “I love you!”