Over the past year or so, I have learned a great deal. I have learned about myself. I have learned about my friends and family. I have learned about babies, parenting, and life.
Anyone who knows me more than five minutes knows that I am never one to do something half-way. I tend to “over attempt”, as I sometimes enjoy saying. Historically, this has led me into situations where I have so many things going on that it’s impossible to accomplish everything, and I wind up getting carried away in a current of stress, frustration, and anger at myself.
I started this list not long after making my 30 by 30 list as a way to keep track of the things that I wanted to do over the next year. The first list was hard enough to make in one sitting that I knew I wouldn’t be able to come up with a specific number of things easily. I decided to pick a more long-term time frame than a single year. Leaving the list open-ended and with room to expand gives me the opportunity to enjoy new experiences rather than worry about how many items I have left to cross off before my next birthday.
A lifetime ago, I started my first “real” job as a programmer.
So here I am, trying to get back on the horse. I keep thinking of things I want to say on the blog, but somehow life just kept getting in the way. Since I posted last, a TON has happened. I got married, I lost family members, I dropped classes due to stress, I considered dropping out of school entirely, I have traveled to both coasts of the country in less than six months, I redesigned my website (again), I got a promotion at work, I was the best man in a friend’s wedding, several of my close friends have had beautiful babies, and a whole crapload more.