It's still dark on the morning on New Year's Eve and I'm listening to a college friend's best songs of 2014 Spotify playlist while I write, which feels appropriate.
I've thought about this post frequently over the past week, but every time I've sat down to write, I've felt overwhelmed by the amount of things that I've wanted to say.
2014 has been transformational for me in so many ways, and the fact that I've been able to share my triumphs and failures publicly has only added to its importance. Exactly one year ago today, I compiled a list of my 2014 goals, held my breath, and published my very first post. One year and eighty-nine posts later, I'm proud to say that I'm still here.
You read about some major life moments: losing a friend to suicide, quitting my job, attending FinCon under my real name, starting a new part-time job, attending weddings, traveling to Jamaica, and my ongoing weight struggles.
Stepping away from the music business has been far easier than I expected. Several months ago, I wrote a guest post that asked if a career in entertainment is worth the sacrifices. After quitting my job, slowing down for a few months to recharge, and transitioning down a promising new career path, I can answer for myself without hesitation: no.
I couldn't be more excited to announce that I've accepted a full-time social media marketing specialist position with a totally rad online marketing / tech company in Nashville. It's a massive career-changing opportunity and I can't wait to get started on Friday!
What should you expect from Cashville Skyline in 2015?
– my complete 2014 budget analysis
– continuing to hold myself accountable on a monthly basis
– quarterly net worth updates
– posts on investing and generating passive income
– learning better ways to lower my taxable income
– travel hacking (losing my Southwest Companion Pass will be rough)
– a more simplified approach to goals
– more collaborations
– improvements as I dig deeper into social media marketing, SEO, content marketing, PPC, and more including an eventual site redesign!
I hope that you'll continue following me through this next chapter in my life. Happy New Year, friends, and thank you! Your support and words of wisdom have shaped me in more ways than you'll ever know.
Readers: What are your plans for 2015?