Evolving Architect Birthday Week!

Evolving Architect Turns
1 Year Old!

It's funny how things work out.

One year ago, this week, I officially launched Evolving Architect to a list of friends, family, and peers.

At the time, I remember being scared absolutely sh!tless. I kept telling myself, "No one will read this. No one will care." Even though I've been a generally confident person for most of my life, the fear I felt in those days was palpable. I was outside of my comfort zone for sure.

Taking that first step, though, was one of the best decisions I've ever made.


Over the last 12 months, I have written 60+ posts, taken an interview with a fellow blogger, shared 3 guest posts on another blog, recorded three webinars, met like-minded individuals I now consider good friends, and so much more.

The newsletter you're reading now has been an adventure of its own. One of the things I've prided myself on most is its schedule consistency. Since I started the Evolution Weekly Newsletter, it has never missed a week and has now grown to just under 100 regular subscribers!

Some of you have been on this journey with me for the long haul. You've seen some of the evolution the site, the newsletter, and especially your own career, first hand. Let's keep moving forward together.


In order to celebrate the next year of this journey, I will be revealing several surprises throughout the week that speak directly to where Evolving Architect is headed in Year 2. I'll be sending out a few special emails this week as part of the celebration. (Hey, if you're not in the loop yet, join the Evolution Weekly Newsletter today!)

I am so excited to share and can't wait for you to see what's in store. This is going to be amazing!


Do you know what evolved the most over this past year? I did. And I can't thank you enough for how much you've helped to bring me here.

If there's one thing I've learned, it's that I love doing this and I only want to make it even better, each and every day.

Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed it, please pass it on to someone you know. It would mean a lot to me.

Michael LaValley

Buffalo, NY