What a Difference a Year Makes

by The Arland Group

28 December, 2011

Every year on New Year’s Eve, my family has a tradition of writing something down on a piece of paper and sealing it in an envelope not to be opened until the following year. We usually write down predictions, goals and just things that we would like to see happen in the next year. I always liked this tradition because a lot can happen in a year and it’s amazing how your goals and aspirations can change in such a short time.

I’m especially looking forward to this New Year’s celebration because I remember exactly what I wrote down on that piece of paper a year ago. I wrote down four words- I want a job.

Last year, I lost my job due to the election cycle and was at my wit’s end with job searching, interviewing and waiting for good news. January 6th was my last day of employment and I had a couple of prospects that I was holding out hope for, but nothing definite heading into 2011.  Needless to say, I didn’t feel like I had much to celebrate.

A few weeks later, Keith called to offer me the position as Content Marketing Manager and not only did I get a job, but I got one that I thoroughly enjoy.

The Arland Group has had quite a year, as well. This year, we’ve added two new Arlanders, opened a new office in St. Louis and continued double digit growth in a down economy. We certainly have a lot to celebrate this year and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2012!