This is my legit, first blog post.
Wed Jan 09 2019
Disclaimer: I apologize in advance as my writing style will be "stream-of-thought-with-not-much-editing-for-clarity". My focus is on the technology and not so much the writing. So, please forgive my loosey goosey style.

My First Post: About Me

So this is my first post and I just wanted to give a heads up on what this blog is about, where I came from, and also, what I am going to do here. A quick TL;DR is that I am a career changer getting into the tech world and in order to level up and build skills, I'll design and create projects and then write about what I have learned in the process. I'm super excited about the career change and also excited about all the learning and projects I will create at some point in time.

It is not an easy task as I am a family guy. Wife and children and social engagements take up time. I've been cutting out the social engagements but cannot cut out the family time. I asked my wife... she said, "No." Anywhoo, just a quick bit about what this blog is about. As a blog is one of the projects I've worked on from Colt Steele's, "Web Developer Boot Camp" on Udemy, I figured it would be a good idea to use that to make my own blog where I can develop projects, take notes on what I did an how I did it. That way, a.) I can reference the materials I've taught myself b.) maybe someone, at sometime in the future, may or may not gain some insight and/or learn from my mistakes. c.) Plus it will great to see my progress years from now. I hope to look back and cringe at the basic stuff I've initially put together. d.) I know it will be a great self-marketing tool. However, it will take a lot to pull me away from my current job. And I don't just mean money either. I guess it would take a major improvement to quality of life and life is pretty rad right now. I don't see it getting much radder than it already is.

A little about me: I was born in Texas and raised in the Philippines. Moved to New Jersey after the Philippines and then to jolly old England. After England, my family settled down back in New Jersey and that is where I spent my formative years of middle school and high school. I went to Drexel in Philadelphia initially for computer science. I wish I stuck that out but at the same time, the path I took in life put me here today and today is rad. I ended up in MIS but did not finish my last year of college as I didn't fill out paperwork for financial aid. DOH! But again, choices of life. Moved to California with my then girlfriend (and now wife) for four years. That was an awesome experience. And we have since settled down in Philadelphia and here I am.

So what am I going to do here? Mostly just keep notes on projects I am doing. This blog really is a big notebook that I can reference and track my progress and thoughts as I learn how to develop/program/engineer. Thanks for reading this far!