December provides an opportunity to look back at all you've accomplished as well as an opportunity to look ahead. (Photo: Shutterstock)

If you’re like me, you spend much of your time in a state of perpetual motion.

That’s a kind way of saying that as you constantly strive to excel in every area of your life, both professional and personal, your life goes by in a blur, punctuated by moments of triumph and tiredness. Year’s end is about the only time I allow myself the luxury of looking back on what we’ve accomplished, and I have to say, after forcing myself to slow down for a few minutes and examine it, 2017 was quite a year of work for NU — and its readership — to be proud of.

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Shawn Moynihan

Shawn Moynihan is Editor-in-Chief of National Underwriter Property & Casualty. A St. John’s University alum, Moynihan has earned 11 Jesse H. Neal Awards, the Pulitzers of the business press; seven Azbee Awards, from the American Society of Business Press Editors; two Folio Awards; and a SABEW award, from the Society of American Business Editors & Writers. Prior to joining ALM, he served as Managing Editor/Online Editor of journalism institution Editor & Publisher, the trade bible of the newspaper industry. Moynihan also has held editorial positions with AOL, Metro New York, and Newhouse Newspapers. He can be reached at [email protected]

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