Not much happening around here right now. I took a little break from personal projects to work of some art/drawing. I hadn't done any of that in a while so I wanted to dive into that for a little bit. Mainly I was getting some sketches together for a local art event called, "Paint The Streets" that was held in late June. I did work hard and was pleased with my results. No awards though. However, I was sore for about 4 days.
When it comes to web development, I've been mostly working on stuff for work and then just some tiny little things on Codepen and doing a few API related tutorials.
I realize I haven't been posting lately and we are, at this point, more than half through the year so I thought I could look at the goals I made at the beginning of the year and see how I'm doing.
Being patient and kinder to myself. As expected, I'm still struggling with this. I know I did go off the rails at least once with an html email project. Generally, I haven't lost my temper too much or beat up on myself way too much. I think the times I did, I was tired and was in a rotten mood becuase I hadn't got much sleep and was sore/hurt. I still need to work on this though - a lot.
Being more consistent with my projects. I was doing good with this but I was starting to feel a little burnt out on it. Lately, I have been taking some time for other hobbies like art, looking for a cardio boxing gym, doing some hiking meetups to try to meet people and be more social outside work. Because of this, the work on personal projects in the past month has been sporatic. Generally though, I have been doing good with this.
I haven't got rid of the old website but I did remove a lot of features from it. I removed the form becuase I don't want people contacting me through that site and lately I've been getting a lot of spam. Essentially, the homepage features some old blog entries from when I used to ride my bike around St. Louis. I'll probably keep the site as an archive of these.
I haven't started any sort of persoal project with C# or Python yet.
- Working with APIs
- Tab focus on navigation dropdowns
- Playing with an JS animation engine called Zdog
- Playing with a JS physics engine called Matter.js
I'm not really working on the Gatsby site for the cat. There was another Gatsby thing I was working on becuase I was thinking of doing another blog. However, I think I'm going to scrap it because I just don't want to make the time for another blog. I barely make time for this one.
I haven't done anything with Vue yet.
I do need to try some new things like Vue, C# or Python though. I'm not sure I can do all but I should try one by the end of the year.