Entry 103: Another Year
I've had this website for two years now, and it's been through a few changes along the way. Paving way for the third year, it would seem appropriate to update the look or layout, just to keep things fresh, but that puts yet another project on my already full plate. So, compromise?
The newest style I see other websites gravitating towards is the scroll-down-to-reveal-hidden-content, which is cool at first, but feels more like a gimmick in my opinion. I enjoy websites that load fast, scale across multiple platforms, and are simple. I can easily sample the free website templates that Squarespace offers, but my current configuration has a specific hierarchy that makes my Blog user-friendly, which takes time to test and finalize.
Which brings me to the main topic: time. Every year seems tome faster and faster, which makes everything lose its value when you cannot enjoy what you've reaped. And speaking of reaping, you can't yield much crop if you don't sow much, which seemed like a problem for me. While my plate has been full with projects, they were big ones that took forever to finish, which made things seem less fruitful, numerically.
In hindsight, I could always say that I wish I worked more diligently, but every year will have the same retrospective attitude, so I'll look forward instead of backwards. If I complete any number of projects, be it more or less than the previous year, then I'll consider that a victory. The worse thing that I could fall prey to is stagnation. I could always improve or trail off, but giving up is NOT an option in my future.