Working in the IT field, pressing the reset button is not uncommon. But most of the time it’s done on physical devices. This last month has been beyond busy and I’ve decided to hit the reset button on several things in my life; these items include WordPress Support, #100DaysOfCode, and my PRT Challenge. Here’s a brief summary of the major things that have kept me busy:
- I attended my two weeks of Navy Reserve annual training (AT). There were several issues, including trouble with both my flight and hotel reservations.
- After returning to the airport from AT, my car wouldn’t start. Luckily we managed to get it going with Detroit’s complimentary in-airport service. The car wouldn’t start at all the next day and had to be taken to the shop. It turns out there was an electrical issue that caused a small but constant drain on my battery. This drain also killed my relatively new battery.
- We got back to town just in time for me to attend the second half of our fire department’s business meeting.
- I got home Tuesday night from AT and we left early Thursday morning for my wife’s four-day 2017 Thirty-One National Conference.
- The following weekend was my Navy Reserve drill weekend.
- This last Thursday I traded in my car for a Jeep Compass. I’m beyond stoked to be a Jeep owner again!
- This weekend is my first weekend home in over a month. Yesterday we had a few hours of fire department training in the morning. I’m hoping today will consist of plenty of relaxation. It’s always nice to travel, but it’s great to be home and finally get to spend some time with my family.
I’ve also decided to start writing about my progress again. I had started this in the past, but then removed the posts. This will give a good history as I progress and it’ll be fun to look back in the future.
The way I do WordPress support is changing as well. For quite a while now, I’ve been trying to split my time between WordPress.org and WordPress.com. As much as I enjoy this, I don’t have the time for both of these with everything else I’m working on. I have decided to focus on the .org forums starting tomorrow.
My revised goal is to spend one hour a day coding and 30 minutes on the WordPress.org forums. This will be on top of any time spent on moderator tasks. I’m still going to be busy, but at least I won’t feel like I’m spreading myself too thin to make progress on any one thing.
Let’s see how this works.