It's a brand new year-even a new decade-and I for one am happy to be over and out with 2009. Not that I had anything personal against the year, but it seemed to have a few things against me.
What happened? Well, in late 2008 the magazine I worked at folded. As luck would have it I quickly found a new job, freelancing at another magazine. At the time I didn't know how lucky that really was, but soon magazines were crashing and burning all over town.