I’ll talk about the new child theme later. I have to update some pages anyways.
Welcome to version 4 of ADRICULOUS. Last year’s Slack grid theme eventually ended up looking like a mess because I went really overboard with the background images and other strange effects you don’t normally see on a blog site, so to speak. More details much later.
Thank goodness that this is no longer an under construction entry, for that I feel that I’ve finally completed the (almost) final product of the child theme. Eventually, there will be changes when I inspired, but other than that, what you see is what you get. There may be a version 4.1 or 4.2 or anything related. But again, we’ll just see what happens.
I want to write about this year’s new year’s goals. I don’t call them resolutions because I’m not exactly reinventing or rebooting myself and be a different person from last year. I can tell that there is nothing wrong with me by the way other people look at me as an individual. I call them goals because a lot of them may be something new to me that I have the urge to reach out. Goals aren’t exactly reinventing a person, but again, that also depends on what type of goal we are talking about as well.
Here are a few of the goals that I hope to reach for this year:
- Earn my Ruby on Rails Development blueprint certificate
I halted my RoR blueprint program at Skillcrush because real life decided to eat up all of my study and fun time, hindering my train of thought as a student. I’ve been getting a lot more “gobbledy gook” projects on my GitHub also. I really need to get back into RoR again. Maybe take supplementary classes like Code Academy, Treehouse, and everything else. Of course, if I’m able to escape Eos and go back home to reality again.
- Find a remote web development job.
Last year, I kept saying to myself, this year is going to be the year! And here I am again, still looking for that same dream job.
- Open a web/theme shop.
Free and (possibly) premium WordPress and some HTML themes for affordable prices. Whether they’re made from scratch or if they’re child themes of those awesome premium themes many WordPress web developers love to talk about. I might even start developing a few themes here and there for people who love using Tumblr.
- Write a Final Fantasy XV Fanfic… maybe open a fansite somewhere…
Am I going back to my early baby years of video game fansite trend back in the late ’90s-early 2000s? I try escaping Eos, but I’m a failure at the moment. Besides, I’ve taken so many screenshots (photos Prompto took during their road trip journeying) for me to open up a gallery of sorts and shared a few videos that I can even display too. But again, we’ll see. Oh, and I love Prompto and Cindy together and I love the other three dudes in the posse (Prince Noct, Gladio, Iggy).
- Finish my Sakura x Syaoran shrine
I really need to get my butt down on learning how to use Hugo again. Otherwise, I’ll have to shift gears and then use WordPress or some other program I’m more familiar with. We’ll just see what happens.
- Create more art and open up a mini-art gallery
Either that or create a separate gallery in my portfolio. Which brings me to my next goal…
- Rebuild/redesign my portfolio
It’s becoming really old every time I look at it.
- Hang out with (real life/offline) friends more
… the reason why I crave for a remote web developer job. I’d be able to afford excursions and sports club memberships with my salary too.
- Travel outside Bay Area
… and yet another reason why I want a full-time remote job. My current job is only part-time, only has partial benefits, and we get no paid time offs. I need to get out because my health is slowly deteriorating.
- Write/blog again
Well, I’m still writing and blogging, but not as often as I wanted it to be. Of course, with this new child theme already launched, just seeing something fresh and new can be motivating for me to write a whole lot more than just a few paragraphs of nonsense.
- Live healthier
Well, I wouldn’t be changing much of this healthy lifestyle. ((my healthy lifestyle type is living life as a diabetic.)) I eat everything in moderation, and I want to use any opportunities I can get to purchase better food and a lot of drinks. What I did want was to join my friends in U-Jam and whatever beginning dance/hip-hop classes available out there. I’m already doing a lot of exercise at work anyway due to the intense physical labor, but I would like to have a fun healthy lifestyle if that makes any sense.
- Try to beat the Goodreads Reading Challenge again
I seriously need to get mine featured in Goodreads, regardless if it’s bad written or not.
I’m pretty sure there are a lot more goals on this list that I haven’t thought about, but eventually, they’ll come. At the moment, I shall head to bed now because I work at 4 am tomorrow. Need my long(-ish) sleep now.