Six months of catching up. In a slightly non-chronological order.
How I proposed.
In August I proposed to my longtime girlfriend and she said yes. So she has officially leveled up to The Fiancé. We met over six years ago now and have been happy ever since. I’ll spare the awesome details of our entire relationship like how we met and our history together because I doubt she wants that all plastered all over the internet.
I do a weekly, monthly, and yearly review where I lay down what I want to do and just sort of hold myself accountable. Nearly all of my goals are knowledge based like learning something new or reading a certain number of books. I’m pretty content in most of the other areas in my life so I try not to strive for purely materialistic goals.
What’s really interesting looking at how my goals change. Often I’ll have some goal of learning something that eventually just completely drops off in favor of something else. It’s not necessarily a failure, just a pivot in interests over time. I’d say right now I’m exactly on track with where I need to be across the board after some pretty major pivots which will be outlined in under…
When I started this blog last year I was looking for an outlet. I kept finding myself writing these long blog post like entries into Evernote and never actually doing anything with them so I decided that I might as well put them up somewhere. Over the first half of 2013 I wrote about trying to learn spanish, writing, productivity hacks, learning for fun etc. I never really had a solid focus for this though, partially because I had been bouncing around in my spare time trying to find something that would hold my attention.
I’ve been a pretty big geek most of my life and remember trying and failing to teach myself C++ as a kid. However at some point I sort of lost focus with how much I enjoyed creating things and got myself into a role in life where the technical details were a nuisance that got in the way rather than an enjoyable part of the job. A lot of that has changed over the past six months and I feel like I’ve rediscovered a lost passion which is partially why there’s been a lack of posting here.
Over the coming months you’ll find this blog starts going in a slightly more technical direction with a focus on projects that I’m working on rather than thoughts that I’m having.
New Blog Platform
I’ve started working on my own blogging platform using the MEAN Stack. Which for my non-technical followers is some nonsense you don’t care about. This is purely for my site as a learning exercise and isn’t some grand project I hope will one day take out WordPress and take over the world.
I’m hoping to have my old posts and everything up here transitioned, complete with RSS feeds by next weekend. There is a small chance that there could be hiccups in this process. There have been times in the past where I followed a blog on Feedly or Google Reader and one day it seemed like they just stopped updating. It usually turned out they just broke their RSS feeds or transitioned to a new platform. While I don’t see how I could unknowingly screw that portion up I just want to take a moment to mention that if you’re following this in your feed reader and February 1st rolls around without a new post, take a look at my site to see if maybe things have changed.
I’ve got a few posts half-written already but they didn’t make sense without the preface of a catchup post first. You will start seeing more activity here but when I go silent just know that it’s usually because I’m so engrossed in what I’m doing that I lose sight of everything else around me. Sometimes I miss meals when I’m working on something fun, and as important as this blog is to me it’s less important than food which also gets wrongfully ignored at times.