Archive for November 2011

New and improved

New Design!

It’s about time for a fresh new design! That’s right. My blog has a new look…hope you like it!

When I first transferred over to WordPress, I went with the Atahualpa theme. It’s a great theme, with lots of customization options, so I’d highly recommend it. But after a while, even those many options started to get a bit restrictive for me. And since I’ve also been doing some web design on the side, I’ve been working with WordPress themes a little bit and have a better understanding of how they function. So I decided I needed to create my own custom theme, from the ground up.Continue Reading

Reset button

Reinvention

Personal · · 4 comments

Personal change and growth generally happens slowly. One’s political beliefs may shift over one’s lifetime, or a commitment to health and fitness may slowly be fostered. But generally these changes happen over a length of time, and in relative isolation from other changes.

Every once in a while, however, some belief that is fundamental to your worldview gets torn away. Like pulling out the bottom card in a house of cards, the rest comes tumbling down and must be rebuilt. Suddenly, change is thrust upon you, and you must deal with it. It’s at times like these that life gives you a reset button. All of a sudden, you have a fresh start to define who you are. You have a new chance to redefine yourself and cast yourself in a new light.Continue Reading