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Where Do You See Yourself In 5 years?

I have answered that question many times in interviews and self-absorbed thoughts.  No one could of told me that I would be here; letting go of what I have grown accustomed to so I could play out an idea that has seamlessly gone from nothing to something.  I sit now at my computer worried, scared and drenched with doubt and yet I feel empowered.  My sole purpose is not only to do good work but also to team myself with others who do good work.  I am officially the forward facing owner of a small business.

This is definitely not where I saw myself a year ago.

What once was clear is now a little fuzzy.  I can not say what the future will bring but I can tell you that tomorrow I begin a different path.  A path that is not beaten.  A path that most do not know exists.

I”ve met some amazing people since the Summer of 2010 and must admit I wish I would have done it earlier.  With the details changing everyday, my business model is clearly to help businesses define their web presences through social media and making connections to their audience.  I love people and I love computers.  It”s only natural I want to bring them closer.

Cheers to the future!

Visit my company here:  http://standandstretch.com
Stand And Stretch, LLC - Your Social Media Resource ~ Columbus, Ga

About the Author

I am a husband to a beautiful wife named Whitney and Dad to a wonderful baby boy. Yay! :) Damien Augustus Shaffer has come into this world on March 15th 2010. In my professional life, I have accumulated over 4 years utilizing a wide range of technologies to develop software solutions for my current employer. Most of this time was spent learning methodical approaches within different environments to broaden my programming knowledge and project planning abilities. These environments include both open source and Windows based development, mainly Web. I also dabble in Social Media and it applications in today's culture and marketplace. I consider it a hobby but some may say its an obsession. ;) I enjoy it immensely.
  • Noel

    Congrats Lucas. It is scary, not “knowing” what the future holds, but it’s empowering just like you said. A wise man once said ‎”The public…demands certainties…But there are no certainties.” I think you will go very far.