Our only limitation is what we have not imagined, yet.
Our only limitation is what we have not imagined, yet.
Last I wrote I was making a public statement about moving away from WordPress… well, that’s still mostly true. I’m not actively working within or around the community although I am still working with the platform all the same.
Now, that being said, if you really want to find me have a look at Auctria.com a wonderful Canadian company providing “an easy to use, powerful tool to run your fundraising auction.”
If the above sounds like an endorsement, don’t fool yourself… it really is!
I’ve been here a while and just thought it would a good time to say, I’ve been so happy to go to work every day that I just simply let other things slide a little bit (like posting here… and elsewhere). Being happy at work has been spilling over to other aspects of my life and letting me see and take different approaches allowing me to enjoy some odd hobbies, and start some new ones, too (more to follow on this at a later date).
So, if you are looking for me, why not find a worthy cause to help raise some funds and take a look at Auctria.com as one of your resources to do so… and if you run into any questions or concerns, I’ll be there to help you get them sorted out and addressed with the rest of the Auctria team.
I’m not really leaving or running away… well, maybe a little bit… I just think it’s time to come to the realization that WordPress, as much as it has provided for some definite improvements in my life is not something I am actively involved in anymore.
The community has, for the most part, been supportive although it has changed… and not necessarily for the greater good although the project itself has not greatly suffered all the same.
I’ve also noticed some good people are no longer really involved in the current ecosystem and it seems many that are will just be finishing up their current projects and or fulfilling their current role duties before moving on completely as well.
I do wish those involved with WordPress all the success although I only see my future involvement along the lines of “developing as a creative”.
I still see and believe “Code is Poetry” and without any pressure to produce, the sheer pleasure of coding is returning again.
Bye-Bye WordPress… until we meet again.
Sometimes you just have to take a step back and have a look at what you’re doing to get a real sense of where you are and where you want to be.
Am I happy? This truly fundamental question should be asked and more importantly honestly answered. Ultimately the answer is simply yes or no.
If you can honestly tell yourself, in an unfaltering voice, yes then you should count yourself blessed.
If you cannot answer with a resounding yes then it begs the question: why not? Which leads to more questions often times revolving around what needs to change to make your life happier. What needs to happen to answer that question, am I happy, with a steadfast yes?
The reality of the question really comes down to what makes you happy and how many of those things have to be met for you to say you are happy?
Do I have the answers to this? No… well, not really
I have some thoughts on this but really when it comes down to it there are only a few significant items on my list:
Let me set the scene …
I just finished shoveling the backyard patio, the side access way, our driveway, and the sidewalk in front of the house.
It was a brisk 11 degrees Fahrenheit (yep, I’m a Canadian but still think in Imperial for temperatures) and I worked up a sweat.
I came back inside, took a quick shower and made myself a cup of coffee. I sat down at my makeshift desk in the dining room (different story for another post), opened my laptop and took a drink of coffee.
Coffee?! … Coffee! Oh my, what a delicious taste, probably one of the best I’ve had recently and it was from none other than Folgers (an unsolicited review). Well done! I just hope it’s not going to be just this batch…
Gather together those you are inspired by and let their positive influence propel you forward.
In the end, it’s our honesty that protects us.
Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.
It’s ok to be discouraged. It’s not okay to quit.
Clear and transparent communication is the key to any conversation.
Unfortunately when one does not know the end results and another has that expectation unfortunate issue are most likely to ensue.
Clarity provides the cornerstone of managing expectations. If you do not explain the situation clearly enough and with the appropriate amount of transparency you cannot expect to get the desired results.
I recently accepted an offer of employment based on a specific job description. I am well suited for the job although after accepting the offer the job’s description apparently no longer applied.
The skills and expectations of the role were not the same as those the job description detailed, neither were these new duties and expectation stated in the initial job offer message nor the subsequent offer letter and contract. Although I was, and still am, more than willing to take on those responsibilities, the company ultimately chose not to provide an adequate amount of time for me to do so.
This is very disappointing on many levels, and could have been avoided with a little clarity.
Senior Support Technician; WordPress theme developer and plugin designer; Chess enthusiast; Guitar player; Photographer … I am Cais