I don't often think about this, but summer is a celebration of two industry anniversaries for me. One in late June marks my entrance into the Reel FX family, while the other in mid-May marks my entrance into the animation industry. This year the counts are:
6 years at Reel FX
9 years overall
What brought this to mind was the realization that next year will bring the overall count into double digits. I realize that there are plenty of people who have been in the biz far longer than that, but consdidering (all together now) "these tough economic times" (*ahem*), I'm pleased as punch that I've managed to last this long. It's been quite an interesting ride, and I'm sure there are plenty of new thrills and spills (hopefully fewer of the latter than the former) on the road/track ahead.
I'll save the big gushy post for next year. For now, I'll just offer a brief but heartfelt thanks to God for allowing this all to happen, and to all those who I've had the pleasure of meeting along the way for making the journey interesting.