Trying to start something new when your life is already in full swing seems to be, for me at least, one of the most challenging things that I have yet to overcome. Time is all I need, and I have almost none of it to spare. I work a full time job, and have two children under the age of three that I am very involved with so that leaves little time for anything else. From writing articles for this site, to learning the skills that I need to learn to be able to start working on projects that I want to work on, it seems like there just aren't enough hours in the day.
I have always wanted to have my own website. A place to gather my thoughts, and if at all possible give guidance to other people with the things that I have learned over the years. I have started and abandoned many sites over the years, but this site has lasted the longest. I am not sold on the name however and am still considering changing it, along with the url. Regardless I have ideas for the site and it isn't going away anytime soon.
I also have ambitions to learn how to program and make apps for both the Mac and for iOS. About 15 years ago I bought a couple of books on how to program specifically for the Mac but was always put off by the Who is this book for? sections in the beginning of these books that said that a prerequisite is to already know how to program. I bought a book on C to learn the things that I needed to learn before Objective-C, and it just never took. Fast forward to now and I am starting again with the help of Lynda.com. This is one of those do it or give up on the dream kind of things. If programming doesn't take hold then I will figure something else out.
I have a steady job, but I have always wanted to work with my own computer and be able to make a living at it. So this is the journey that I am on now. To find my place doing what I love to do, and that is anything that involves me doing it with the technology that I love to use. The problem besides time is to pinpoint one thing and stick to that. I seem to have a strong case of attention deficit disorder when it comes to figuring out what I want to do. I could do web design, I could program, I could do photography....and yes the list goes on, and on.
I am going to try and refocus myself and start posting at least once a week here. I am excited because I have decided that I need to take a week off from everything and give myself time to sort out some ideas and I am hoping to start down a productive path to starting something new. I know that these things don't happen overnight, but I am looking to get a foundation started so that I can build on it over time.