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Baby Steps

Baby Steps

Made small forward momentum on a goal that I set for myself years ago. No details yet, just exhilarating excitement.

A Query

A Query

A question, if you’re reading this, I’d love to know what you would like to see on this page?

I don’t have much going on in my life, but I want to resurrect this site and try to keep it up. And I’d like it to have more content than just fun stuff and links.

So if there is something you want me to talk about, let me know.

I’m also resuming my development of sites for others. If you need or want a site for yourself I’d be happy to do it. My rates are reasonable and really just looking to build up my portfolio. My focus is mostly WordPress development.

To fill time I’ve been taking courses to bolster my skills and fill in gaps in my knowledge. Truthfully I’m finding that I already know most of the stuff. I just need to put it to use.

If you’re interested interested in learning HTML5 or CSS3 I highly recommend this book on Amazon. HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites. It’s a fantastic book that covers the topics with great writing and magazine-like layouts. A great refresher on the skills or a primer for learning something new. Full disclosure, if you use the link above I get a small percentage of the purchase.

Life Update

Life Update

It’s been a while since I put a real post on these pages concerning my life. Mostly I guess because I felt I didn’t have much to say. I’ve been battling depression and anxiety for most of my life and lately it’s been a real struggle to stay motivated.

In order to keep moving forward I began some online courses to practice my skills and learn a few new ones in the process. I looked into actual schooling, but the $13,000 price tag has sort of put that on the back burner for now. I recently blew a head gasket on my car and the repairs came top a whopping $2700, which I will be paying off for quite some time.

I spent the weekend revamping my websites, and my next step is to rewrite my resume for the umpteenth time. Not looking forward to this.

I’ve also been bidding on jobs on www.freelancer.com Probably won’t make a lot of money, but every little bit helps. I’m also doing this to keep my skills fresh and to keep busy.

I’m tired, that is the hardest part of dealing with everything. I’m trying to stay positive and move forward. But truthfully it’s taking all I have. If not for family and the one close friend nearby, I don’t think I’d be doing as well as I am. So I’ll trudge forward and keep on going.

 

 

Reworking my resume

Reworking my resume

I like the design of my new resume site, reworking the text a little though. Any pointers are appreciated.

Job Update

Job Update

I’ve applied for a few more jobs. I still haven’t heard anything from PACCAR, Inc. Trying to keep a positive outlook, but it is hard at times.

The dog is doing better with having the AC on, much more relaxed. So that is a small victory.

Shopping Carts

Shopping Carts

I’ve spent the day researching shopping cart plugins for WordPress. Some of them seem to work well and are fairly nice looking. But the setup and maintenance looks to be a pain in the butt. Anyone have any other options?

Shopping Carts

Shopping Carts

I’ve spent the day researching shopping cart plugins for WordPress. Some of them seem to work well and are fairly nice looking. But the setup and maintenance looks to be a pain in the butt. Anyone have any other options?

Job Hunt

Job Hunt

Just applied for a job at Facebook in Seattle. I also applied for a job at PACCAR in Bellevue Washington, a company I worked at in the 90’s. I am hopeful that I will hear something from them soon. My stress level is through the roof right now. But I’m continuing to keep busy, I just wish something would pan out for me.

Brain

Brain

I need one. Had an idea for another post but failed to write it down and it’s gone from my brain. *sigh*

WonderCon 2012

WonderCon 2012

WonderCon 2012 was a blast. It’s always fun to see friends. There are so many creative people at these shows. I usually dread going, but end up having a great time. Always sad when it’s over.

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