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Everything I’m learning about in web development and related technologies.

Learning JavaScript in 2021

My main goal for this year is to get good at JavaScript. Most of the modern web is built using some JavaScript framework, and with all its functionality, it has become an essential tool for building things on the internet.

I recently signed up for Beginner JavaScript and am excited to learn and do more with it in the coming year. I’ve tried to learn it before, but I haven’t had the need to build anything it so it never really stuck.

I’m determined this time will be different, mainly because I will be using it in my job as a web developer, and hope to build some of my own projects eventually.

A New/Old Purpose for Blogging

The first blog I ever started on WordPress was hosted for free on wordpress.com, and I used it to share what I was learning as I began my IT career. It was mostly so I had a place I could look up things for myself when I needed to remember how to do something.

Fourteen years later, I am back at that same company and have finally reached my goal of being a web developer. Once again I find myself needing a place to document what I am learning, as being a front-end developer of any kind is fast-paced and overwhelming as it is a constantly changing environment.

I was considering using a different domain name for this purpose, but rather than create yet another site that needs to be maintained, I figured this space will work just fine. I will be experimenting with the design as well but for now have switched to the Hemingway theme (I had previously been using McLuhan).

starting over, again

After 4 years at another job, I’m going back to Lakeside, where I was for almost 9 years of my IT career. I’m excited for the new opportunities and challenges this will bring, and to finally have “web developer” as part of my title. They are finally at a place where I believe I will be able to do a lot of the things I had been wanting to do when I was there the last time.

I hope it will also allow me to pursue other hobbies outside of work with the extra time and energy, including stuff with my family. While it is a step back financially, I think it will be so much better for me in so many ways in the long-term.

I’m making a note of some of my personal goals now, so I can track my progress in the months and years to come.

Do Whatever Brings You To Life

“Do whatever brings you to life, then. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. The rest of it will take care of itself.”

Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

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