As 2013 draws to a close I thought I would offer some final thoughts on my year. Truth be told I have a lot of mixed feelings about this past year. Things have not been so great for me career-wise. Don’t get me wrong, I am still gainfully employed at a pretty decent job, it’s just that I feel like I am stuck in a rut with no clear path out. I have always been one of those upwardly mobile types, yet as it stands I don’t really have anywhere up to go at my current place of employment. This, as well as a number of contributing factors, have made for a very stressful and unhappy year. Thankfully I have music and a fantastic family to keep me going.