This February marks 3 years that I have been working with DanielTitus.com. It's been a wonderful journey, and it causes me to reflect upon the years past. When I think about my first week at DTC, I still laugh to myself. I felt so over my head, thinking "what on earth have I gotten myself into?" Fortunately, Daniel is a great, patient teacher, so I ended up learning a lot over the course of a few months. Sometimes I think back on the work I used to do. It was undoubtedly simpler, somewhat easier, and at times more fun, but I did not have the same skill set I have now. In a year from now, I should be a more skilled web designer than I am now. I think this is partially due to years of experience, but it's also due to the push of technology.
I am excited to be involved with the Think Local campaign through the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. I have loved and supported small and local businesses for as long as I've had money in my pockets. However, because I like to play the Devil's Advocate, I have argued with myself on this point a bit too. Isn't it important to support the National and Global economy and not just the Local economy? I mean, after all, I am a capitalist. Shouldn't I just buy the best mouse trap for the best price?
Answer: I "think local" precisely because I am a capitalist!