As 2012 makes its way in towards the mid-point of February, I find myself with these small pockets of free time for personal reflection. Perhaps it is the reason why I’ve decided to starting back up the blog. As the years go by, my view of the world starts adjusting ever so slightly and I start seeing things in a different light. Things that once mattered no longer do; tasks that once were a pain in the ass to take care of are now more bearable (and meaningful/worthwhile towards a later end goal).
Before going full force into a semi-weekly blogging schedule, I figured this would be a good chance to just provide a small brief of my state of mind to prelude towards what I plan on blogging about for the foreseeable future.
In regards to my current state of mind, I have come to a crossroads in my current employment. I have been with this particular company for exactly one year now, and received a hefty raise to go with the anniversary. Despite my fortunate circumstance of having maintained employment, a significant increase in compensation, and assuming a very important position in the department, I can’t shake the uneasy feeling that my days are limited. All of this means that I have to tread cautiously for the next 6 months, with increased awareness and tight control over my expenditures during this period. The fear of job loss from a lack of job security is placing quite the bit of stress on me, and hopefully, this blog is my escape from the pressure.
On the personal end of things, I’m also at a crossroads between growing up and holding onto a more fun and free younger lifestyle. There’s a gamer side to me that I want to always have in my life, but it grows harder and harder to manage when all my other hobbies are feeling neglected. I have the knowledge, the talent, and the motivation to be a webmaster, a digital designer, an artist, and even a programmer. As the adage goes, there’s just not enough time in the day for everything.
With that said, I am hoping that this blog will slowly wean myself off of excessive gaming, and giving me a reason and an avenue towards a more structured responsibility to myself to be persistent with staying up to date with the evolution of web technology, improving my own Photoshop abilities, not letting my CSS and programming skills rust away, and possibly open doors to new career opportunities.