Okay, this blog has gone unattended for far too long. I don’t even know when the last time I wrote on here was. I do know that I need to start doing it again more often though. I need that mental unblocking from time to time and it’s a really good way of me keeping some sort of sanity.
There are a few things that have changed since the last time posted on here. One of which is that I began working at Elegant Themes. I took a shot a being one of the Junior Developers because I wanted to challenge myself and learn more about the web. Okay, not entirely about the web but I do want to improve my skills as a developer.
As for the personal side of things, I’ve taken to trying to read more when I’m not working. I’ve been learning how to quilt here and there but feel odd about it since I want to be reading instead of measuring and cutting the fabric. Don’t get me wrong I like to do it since it does help me relax and helps me focus better. It think that’s part of the reason I’ve seen myself reading more as well – or at least I like to think that.
Now, that’s only, maybe half the time since I last posted. The other part has been me struggling to get back to drawing random things. The downside being that I had to reset my main computer so I lost a few things like my Illustrator files for the alphabet I converted to vector. Not a huge let down since I learned more how to work with the program.
The reason I want to get back to it is because I want to make stickers and maybe some sticker sheets. I do like the idea of having one or two on a shirt as well but that’s more down the road when I feel better about my drawing skills. I need to find a weekend and just draw for one full day. I think part of that is also because when my alarm goes off, I simply turn it off and lay back down. That needs to change.
I used to be such a morning person too.
The good thing is that as of lately I have been feeling a bit more confident about my skills as a WordPress developer and developer all around. One thing I had considered was getting Zend certified but I think I’ll just stick to reading about the things that interest me more about those languages. Yes, I still love learning about those things and that will never change either.
One last thing I wanted to share was that I bought a laptop. Yes, some people may already know this but for some it may be news to. I’ve been using it mainly for work and it’s been good for me. I’ve been good about that as well since I haven’t – and won’t – be installing any superfluous applications to it, just the things I need for work like a web browser, maybe a text editor, and some sort of screen capture. Oh, it’s Ubuntu that I’m running as well. Been wanting to do this for years and I feel like this was just right.
I know, I know.
There really are a lot more things that I want to share but I’ll save that for another post and another time. For now, I’ll get back to what I was doing and peruse Amazon for random things I most likely don’t need.