The future is looking brighter…

imagesI thought 2013 might be better!  As we laughed with the ending of 2012, it certainly couldn’t be worse. Oh, my goodness. I was never so happy at the stroke of midnight on December 31 as in recent memory.  Good BYE, 2012. Don’t let the screen door hit you on the way out.

Sure there were good things that happened in 2012, but wow.  Consumer confidence and fiscal cliffs notwithstanding, 2013 is already showing up to be a whole lot better.  I don’t think any of us could say the economy has recovered completely, not by a long shot, but just from a personal standpoint, things seem to be improving.  There are promising glimmers…

  • My sister, who works for a large firm, has already made 27% of her 2013 annual sales goal by the end of January, after a really harrowing 2012.
  • A quick walk around Tysons II last week showed lots of shoppers buying VERY expensive things, and all the storefronts contained retail and service businesses.  I can remember a couple of years ago seeing lots of empty store fronts in malls.
  • The stock market could be better, but it has a couple of nice recent rallies.
  • And we are, all of a sudden, very busy, providing services to existing clients and working with new ones, including our latest client, the creative documentary production company, Spark Media.

Not to mention we have 75 people now signed up for our Social Media Week DC session on blogging and podcasting!  And my son is having his best year, ever.  Honor roll all the way.  Woo hoo!

Way to go, 2013!  It makes me very hopeful that things are turning around, for all of us.  And let’s all hope it continues, right?

I would just like to thank all of you for your continuing support, your wonderful ideas and contributions, and the kind referrals. Let me know if we can help your 2013 be even more successful.  Please join us for our February Network-and-Lunch for Mardi Gras. Let’s do a little celebrating.  I’ll bring the sunglasses 🙂

About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. Her blogs include Autumn in Virginia, Cool Yule Blog, and You Can't Make This Stuff Up, among others. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.

Posted on February 7, 2013, in Fletcher Prince News and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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