Personal and Professional Changes Galore!

Hello All!

It’s been a little while since I last posted here. There have been many changes going on in my life, which took priority over this blog. However, this blog is still quite important to me, so I’ll kick off 2014 with this new post in hopes that I’ll keep posting as the year goes on.

First and foremost, my wife and I had our second child and first daughter, Mya, on January 30th. Helping out with this has taken a good amount of time and energy away from this blog, but I refused to let it stop me from growing and honing my skills as a developer. In the time of my wife’s pregnancy, I was still attending Code And Coffee at Stauf’s on Thursday mornings (show up if you’re able; 6:30-whenever everyone leaves), published a Windows Phone app and performed updates on said app (still in progress, but here’s the link:, and studying via Channel9 and Pluralsight.

During that time as well, I was going through some changes professionally. I can’t remember if I made this apparent before, but I actually have been working as a System/Network/Backup Administrator and tech support specialist. Since I’ve become so enamored with software development, I decided to push in that direction at Fireproof. I worked on a few apps and created some good solutions for them, but it was apparent that we did not share the same vision. So, I decided to move on and pursue a career as a full-time software developer. Thankfully, I was given a position at where I thought was the best fit for me: Improving Enterprises in Columbus. My first day is February 10th, and I’m very excited to get started!

Last but not least, more personal stuff. I’m not sure if others have as many family issues as I do, but sometimes I feel like I could turn fixing those into a full-time job :P. My spiritual growth has also slowed quite a bit due to making things more of a priority. Instead of saving me time, this actually hurt me more, as my convictions and once-strong faith were tested and wavered often in times where I felt like I was too busy to even breathe. This was once something that I would study for multiple hours each week, but up until the last month, I’ve barely put in an hour a month of reading or praying or even just thinking about it. This may seem trivial to my non-Christian friends, but my faith has been what I’ve founded my life upon since high school. To ignore it and not maintain it would be like seeing the foundation of your house crumbling and just walking by as if everything was fine. Thankfully, I’m getting back in the swing of things and feeling quite content, even though there’s still some pretty stressful things still going on.

Well, that’s about it. I don’t want to bore anyone with too many details, so I’ll leave it at that.

I’m considering posting on Windows Phone development here in the next few weeks, and possibly showing how I went about creating my app. I’ll also sprinkle in some other things I’m working on as they come up. As always, thanks for reading!


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