Show Some Adaptability
May 16, 2011

Six years ago, I started this blog. Originally, I was going to take on the college education system ... but soon realized I was simply too emotional over my ordeal as a college instructor to do that. So I wrote about a lot of different things over the years. I wrote about growing up with racist parents and my own determination to NOT be that way. I wrote about a lot of the goofy things I did as a kid ... and then as time went on, I started getting further away from teaching and moving deeper and deeper not only into web design, but into design in general. I began drawing again.

This blog has only had two looks. The first was how I taught myself CSS. It hardly seems possible that I only started working in CSS 6 years ago. I learned the same way I learned HTML - your friend, View Source. By the time I was ready to adjust the look, I'd been working as a web designer for quite some time and had recently been to New Mexico - the art came from that trip.

Today I'm living in New Mexico, a dream I was never sure if it would happen or not. Things are still in flux. Other half is talking to a realtor this week and getting ready to put the house on the market. We're both hoping that despite the market and the economy, it will sell quickly so we can be back together and get a house here. Things feel very unsettled since we're 1400 miles apart and I'm living in a hotel and she's living in a mostly empty house.

It's interesting to watch how something evolves / changes / adapts over time.

And it'll be interesting to see how the blog changes over the next few years as well.

Meanwhile ... this is how it all started: The Story of the Red Monkey.

Posted by Red Monkey at May 16, 2011 6:07 AM | Blog | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |

 

Momo Fali said:

Here's to hoping that you're both together again soon...and here's to dreams coming true!

May 16, 2011 10:36 PM

 

Tara R. said:

Good luck with the house sell and your new job. I'm interested in seeing what changes show up here too.

May 17, 2011 9:10 AM
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