Just popping in to wish everyone a safe holiday season and for a quick update on things. I’m back on the development grind, and learning a ton in the process. At the same time, I’m finally able to take steps for the future, and that includes several art projects both written and drawn. It’s been a heck of a 2014, and with a month to go still, I hope it ends on a high note. My sincere thanks to all my family and friends who’ve built with me over the years, and continue to be inspirations to keep going. With all that’s going on both at home and in the world, it’s the continued growth and creativity and love in the face of it all that keeps me going, and I hope it continues to be a driving force.
My site…the caterpillar has become…a prettier caterpillar! I’ve painstakingly given my homepage the attention it deserves! With the cleaner interface and room for customization, I can focus on getting work up on here.
It’s not often that I get to be my own client. Usually I lament about not giving my site attention. So to see this through to this point has been quite inspiring. With one piece done, it’s time to move ahead to the next phase.
…I could also use a trip outside.
Ahhh that beautiful, cool fall season hath cometh. It’s my favorite time of year, and while the leaves may be falling, productivity is on the rise for me. It’s felt like a slow year, but many good ideas have been nurtured, and now it’s time to begin the harvest.
I’ve decided to set a few goals and benchmarks to finally see some things through. Part of it will be a little team building, but first thing is first. All houses need foundation, and with some renewed vigor in coding and art, I’m heading into something big. More info to come when the time is right, so keep checking back!
He holds himself precariously between the three mountains. At this point, he can still touch all three at the same time, but the time has come for him to choose.
He has been at this level for what feels like eternity. His right arm tenses as it pushes against the rocks. His legs bend and flex as they push against his arm, trying to keep the balance without overpowering it. His left hand wields a spyglass, and with a strain he turns his neck to gaze up at his choice.
From where he is, all three mountains look exactly the same. They project out at the same points. They have the same places where the stones look unsteady, ready for overeager climbers to meet their downfall. They have the same caves, places for the climber to find rest or to give up and decide to go back down the mountain. And from where he is, he cannot see what awaits him at the top of any of the three.
The hour grows late. The time approaches. And he must make a choice.
Duty. Desire. Adventure.
He puts the spyglass away, takes his breath, and climbs.
I had an awesome weekend with my awesome lady in the town of Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria. It’s a place of a lot of history where the movement to Bulgarian freedom began, and being the history nut that I am, it was awesome to learn about some of the country’s important figures, from soldiers to diplomats to poets. On top of that, I had two awesome meals that warrant rave review.
First was at a restaurant/hotel called Chuchura, where I ordered a plate of roasted pork steak, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, and onions. What I got was this giant skillet of deliciousness! Being the husky gent that I am, I naturally finished my skillet, and plucked a little from my love’s as well.
Second was breakfast at Boncho’s House, the guest house we stayed at. The room itself was worth it, but the complimentary breakfast of banitsa (a traditional Bulgarian flaky pastry filled with varying foods, in this case sirene, which is the local equivalent to feta) and a crepe with freshly picked and made raspberry jam was one of the best I’ve had anywhere.
All in all, the awesome weekend has me ready to tackle the coming weeks. More updates to come soon, so keep checking in and keep on keepin’ on!