This blog is my way to keep up: keep up with technology, my kids, and life. I've decided to start blogging about important things as I experience them, learn them, or break them.
This is both to keep me accountable and engaged. I can't think of a better way to documents my goals, thoughts, and achievements. To keep me aware of where I am, where I've been, and where I am going.
I've been debating for years how to learn more efficiently, faster, and while giving back. The second I think I can get the ball rolling I get overwhelmed with what other devs are doing, publishing, and creating. I love to read about technology and I visit my RSS feed daily. As much as it's a source of inspiration, it also ends up being a great source of impostor syndrome reinforcement. I need to start comparing myself less to others and take more pride in what I've done. A blog should give me a way to review my accomplishments.
I love my kids and I want to teach them about technology. Last fall, with my friend Aaron Brown, we set up a 6 weeks intro to programming class using Scratch. It was a real challenge to keep 12 kids, 3 of them ours, focused and engaged. It was also highly rewarding. I want to do more with kids and I see my blog as a way to track my progress on that front.
Life is what you make of it. I want to keep track of that, with my family, my work, and my passions. This should give me a place to ponder my progress, evaluate my achievements and great moments. As I am about to turn 40, I've become much more aware that life is short. My mother died of cancer at 52, I was 21. My oldest daughter is now 11 and I hope that one day this blog becomes a source of inspiration, nostalgia, and not just for myself.
“Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.” Maya Angelou