Keep on keepin’ on…

I’m not going to lie, I think the only reason this domain is still around is based on the fact that I keep it on auto-renewal. The problem with that is I have a tendency to completely forget it’s even here. I’ve actually been blogging more on lately, but that’s due to all of the random personal things going on that I just need an outlet for.  I’m still working hard via AGn Designs, work has out-weighed anything I’ve wanted to do with this domain. There’s a few PSD’s put together for new themes, and I’ve even been tempted to pay someone to code them for me because I’ve been too busy working for other people. Knowing that I’m a control freak when it comes to code… that’s just not going to happen. So for now this domain will continue to sit here until I can figure out what to do with it.

I don’t even read through the business and new sites anymore to make it worth having updates to post here. I’ve found nothing interesting about the new technology coming out, and there’s thousands of other places that can tell you how to accomplish something for your SEO/Business needs.  I’m not even thrilled about the recent changes to WordPress. I’ve had to put my server on lock-down because of it. Their auto-update function was killing my processors since the 300+ sites were all updating at once.  The color choices for the Dashboard suck too, I will never understand the rise in the flat designs, I don’t see them as any different than the designs from 10 years ago when no one really knew what gradients were.  Why is it that we’re stepping back to use solid color when CSS3 introduced an easier way of actually putting a gradient on a page? It just doesn’t make sense to me.

Life has been zipping by, but nothings really changing. Sean and I have been “in the process” of buying a house since October 2013. We were officially under contract for the house we’re hoping for since December 2013. The problem is the bank right now, they’re requesting back-logs of things that they’re having trouble obtaining from the IRS and there’s nothing we can physically do to make the situation move any faster. So we’re sitting ducks until they can figure everything out. We were supposed to close on Feb 28th, then the bank requested another week to get things sorted out, and now we’re probably going to have to extend it even further. Supposedly the IRS can take up to 8 months to work this crap out… if that’s the case we’ve pretty much lost the only house we’ve agreed upon as “perfect for us”.  So it’s a waiting game, and a frustrating one at that.

Another frustration level for me is my portfolio. I’m lacking in this department and it’s not due to the lack of work, it’s due to the increase in work where a NDA is required. I’ve been working on so many sites that I’m super proud of, but I’m not allowed to say ANYTHING to anyone and it’s killing me. The caliber of clients I could get with what I’ve actually been working on is mind-blowing but keeping it to myself is just difficult. I don’t know if it has something to do with me being a woman and wanting to scream secrets from the rooftop, or if it’s just my wanting to reach higher in my field.

Didn’t think that so many things could frustrate me at once…. that’s for sure.


A thirty-something code ninja + web diva. Former New Yorker who's passionate about web development, HTML/CSS, beautifying things and marketing.

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