I’m in Ocean City, New Jersey this week. Going down the shore is something so many Philadelphians know as a part of the tradition of family life, and it’s been part of mine for most of my life, though we converted to New Jersey from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in the late 1990s.

One of the benefits to vacation (at least the kind of vacation worth having) is time for reflection. It’s been a good year, and a lot of good work and projects have been accomplished so far. I’m excited about the weeks and months to come, which are going to bring some significant changes.

One thing I know I want to continue is the habit of daily writing. It’s something I’ve been able to get comfortable with, and as a sort of public journal, sounding board, and sharing device it’s been rewarding. I’ve been writing mostly for me so far, though getting into next year I want to figure out how to make the writing here a bit more collaborative.

In the meantime, I’m enjoying where the year has taken me.