Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

a new journey.

This past year has been filled with definite ups and downs, but one thing that keeps hitting me over the head is to pursue my love of web design. I know this sounds extremely nerdy and shallow, but it's something that I cannot get out of my head. I've been a nerd since I got my first Nintendo, and I remember spending hours and hours learning how to manipulate my grandfather's old DOS computer to play video games so archaic that my students would cackle with laughter. When I learned what HTML was, I dove into it. I learned the basics of font, paragraphing, and some other little tricks. But when I bought my first website, the overwhelming feeling of staring at a blank page, specifically made for my OWN code was completely overwhelming. Ten (or fourteen...who is counting...) years later, proof of my fear of HTML is evident- as my blog title has the word "blogger.com" in front of it.

Anyways, I just completed my Masters of Education and spent almost five years in education, and while I have learned so much, web design is where my heart is. And I need to follow my heart.

When I opened this year's Christmas gifts, I had opened all of my presents, when I was handed one that I had pushed aside. I opened it, and it was a book that read "HTML and CSS." To most NORMAL 32 year olds women, a blank stare would have followed the unveiling of this book. To me, it was like receiving a bag of diamonds. I know this sounds extremely cheesy and melodramatic, but the older I get, the more I realize how much we, as humans, tend to run from the things that make us the happiest. I don't know why. I don't know why we are so terrified to follow our hearts. Why does what we love give us so much fear? Why do we feel that pursuing our dreams will ultimately end in failure, so we spend our whole lives living in monotony? I don't know.

Today, I begin reading my new book. And I ask you to go on this journey with me. Of learning more about my passion and the exciting world of HTML (I know you're rolling your eyes)! My goal, by the end of 2013, is to have completed a portfolio for web design, as well as done SOME SORT of web design/building for at least two start-up companies.

As tedious as this might sound to you, I need to do this. Better late than never, and I hope we can all learn something from my little journey!

THIS IS GREAT

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Boneyard No. 3

Barack Obama in Columbus - November 5th

Sunday, December 23, 2012

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Friday, December 21, 2012

I know you're fed up
Like a lead up for us
All they talk about is
What is going down?
What's been messed up for us?
When I look around I see blue skies
I see butterflies for us

Listen to the sound and lose it
Its sweet music and dance with me
There is beauty in the world
So much beauty in the world
Always beauty in the world
So much beauty in the world
Shake your booty boys and girls for the beauty in the world
Pick your diamond pick your pearl there is beauty in the world
All together now

We need more lovin'
We need more money, they say
Change is gonna come
Like the weather
They say forever
They say
When they're in between
Notice the blue skies
Notice the butterflies
Notice me

Stop and smell the flowers
And lose it the sweet music and dance with me
There is beauty in the world
So much beauty in the world
Always beauty in the world
There is beauty in the world
Shake your booty boys and girls for the beauty in the world
Pick your diamond pick your pearl there is beauty in the world
All together now

Heya throw your hands up and holla
Throw your hands up and holla
When you don't know what to do
Don't know if you'll make it through
Remember god is giving you beauty in the world
So love
Yeah love

There is beauty in the world
Beauty in the world
Shake your booty boys and girls
All the beauty in the world
Pick your diamond pick your pearl
There is beauty in the world
All together now
Yeah love
Yeah love
Oh love
All together now

I know it's fact is true
There is beauty in the world
I know this vibe is true
There's beauty in the world

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

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PRIMUS CAT

Sunday, December 16, 2012

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Who wants to go drinking/bowling?

Notes

I'm itchin' on a photograph
Yeah I'm scratching on a thermostat
Yeah I'm giving up on looking back
Yeah I'm letting go of what I had
Yeah I'm itchin' on a photograph
Yeah I'm scratching on a thermostat
Yeah I'm letting go all of that I had
Yeah I'm itchin' on a photograph

Feel the rain come down and you know now
Put the fire out, you'll burn
Ever wonder how you can see now
That this landing ground is so
You know, you know, you know,

Yeah I'm waiting on my mum and dad
Yeah I'm swinging on a branch that'll last
Yeah I'm going up then falling back
Yeah I'm itchin' on a photograph

Feel the rain come down and you know now
Put the fire out, you'll burn
Ever wonder how you can see now
At this landing ground and it's all while you were sleeping
Yeah it's all while you were

Yeah I'm itchin' on a photograph
Yeah I'm scratching on a thermostat
Yeah I'm letting go of all that I had
Yeah I'm living now and living last

Yeah I'm itchin' on a photograph
Yeah I'm scratching on a thermostat
Yeah I'm letting go of what I had
Yeah I'm living now and living loud

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

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