I honestly thought I’d missed it. However, as it’s on March 31st, I haven’t! I know I’m a few days early, but alas, this seems to be the perfect time to look back on the past year and how things have changed over the past 365 days (give or take).
Have things changed over the past year? Yes, they have. I’ve got a little more confidence, a little more pride, a little more self-respect. My communication skills are far better than they used to be, as are my negotiating skills. People are starting to take me FAR more seriously than they did a year ago. The rejections are far fewer, and while some of them hurt (I’m eyeing one in particular, but that’s a story for another time), the rejections don’t bother me as much as they did.