I finally took the plunge into WordPress 2.7, and I am greatly impressed. The new dashboard is now customizable in many aspects that 2.6 was sorely lacking. This is the upgrade that users have been clamoring for. It’s too bad I wasn’t swift enough was too lazy to get on the bandwagon until now.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted in this thing – this is mostly because I’ve been busy doing things I haven’t done in a long time after having two jobs – relax. Seriously, life is short, so you should do your best to do what you want in life. Take it from this guy – he’s on the exact same page as I am.
I don’t remember if I blogged about it, but the situation at work made a turn for the worst – while I have been employed at the new job, I’ve been once again forced into doing tasks I didn’t want to do, all for the hope of one day being able to do what I want. In the end, the recession forced my company to make some cutbacks, and my contract expired, leaving me with no guarantee of my future in the company. (Un)fortunately (?), Compugen saw this as an opportunity to force my hand into going back to IT. Yes, I did retire. However, I need the stability and the money. Is this really how I envisioned my life to be? Just another corporate stooge?
I had decided back in December that I was going to start my own business doing web design and fixng computers, but with website design at the forefront. By the end of the last year, I had registered my business name, GST/PST accounts, and all other legality roadblocks out of the way. Money was also taken care of. However, January opened my eyes to the reality – I need to cut computer servicing out of my life entirely. As long as I continue to do it, it will continue to be a crutch that keeps me from doing what I really want. Unfortunately, prior obligations keep me from abandoning it completely. So, until I finish up a big networking job that I promised to do, I’m going to be stuck. But, after that, no more. I’ll just refer people to the other techs in town that can do the job.
Chris Pearson made a good point, despite some of the naysayers on his blog – I need to get off my ass and do something about it. I shouldn’t worry about what others think, because this is my life, not theirs. I will still fix computers on occasion, but eventually, I’m going to leave town, and then I won’t have that to fall back on because nobody outside of this town will know who I am. I will need to carve a new path for myself. Corporate drone or designer extraordinaire? Only time will tell.
By the way, my business is called SWISS’D. There’s not much after the jump, but it’s a start. It’s the start of me doing something.