This is my first post of what I hope will be a long and prodigious blog. I named it “mountain pose” because I am rediscovering yoga. (And my posture is horrible which means my alignment needs some work). A life sitting in front of the computer is not a healthy lifestyle.
I recently made the decision to delve into web development work. This means catching up and teaching myself css, html and xhtml. And the same tech gripes come up when I have to read someone else’s badly written code. Syntax people! There are rules for a reason. But hey, who cares what’s under the hood if the car runs, right?
So, to get to the “struggling” part of this title. In teaching myself (by reading O’Reilly books), I have been struggling with self-doubt about whether I can even make a living doing this kind of work. For one reason, I am not completely in love with technology. Two, I am not what you would call an early adopter, and three, I have an issue with “sticking” with projects. However, in order to stick with this web development work I have been repeating positive mantras to myself and reminding myself that I have to start somewhere. So I hope that five years from now I can still be “blogging” and spreading goodwill and generally contributing positively to society.