We’re approaching four years old! Every year, I write one of these posts to give a summary of everything BDH (formatted as a collection of random thoughts). This is the first year I’m writing it a bit early; I’m inspired because this is the most exciting update for me yet.
The last year has really been fantastic.
The most valuable lesson of the year for me has been creating time (relative to Sam of the past). I haven’t been close to as busy as I’ve been in years prior, yet our output has exceeded all previous metrics.
I took some time this summer for leisure travel. After nine countries in a few months, my biggest takeaway is that I’m so thankful to be based in Los Angeles. There’s lots of polarizing societal noise surrounding this place, but for me, it’s difficult to deny that LA cultivates creativity like no other. The weather, variety, & quality of life are more than just a bonus.
I should touch on business health & happiness. We’ve had a huge variety of client projects this year, most of which have been really fun! All sorts of niches, materials, client product goals, & people. My sincerest thank you to all of you who chose to engage with us. We’ve bought a bunch of fun new tools this year as well, 3D printers, camera’s etc. Yay, new toys are fun & we’re continuing to be on the forefront of utilizing new technology, both in hardware and software. Speaking of which, much love to my suppliers, vendors, partners, mentors, & friends who make this business fun.
BDH is at a point where I am able to make a run at a goal I’ve had since high school. More to come, but I’ll leave you with this: