I reflected a little bit today on the 45 year journey I have taken and where I am now. Ups and downs, highs and lows. Oddities of life as they came my way. Battling alcohol and drugs, depression, and divorce.

There have been a lot of people that have come and gone in my life, professionally and personally. There are many people that professionally, I could have done a better job, moments of reflection make me think of those situations.

All it boils down to is doing the next right thing and being a better human being. For the last six months, things couldn’t be any better. I have everything I need. If I had everything I wanted, I know I wouldn’t be happy. Things happen for a reason.

Professionally, I have an amazing job that affords me the luxury of being so family friendly and flexible it boggles my mind. I’m not trapped into thinking if I need time off, I am petrified to ask because I am afraid I may be fired.

Personally, I haven’t felt this way ever. Happy. At peace. Content. Sure, life has its moments, tonight was one of those nights where what I have learned in the last three years of my sobriety, I don’t have to react, or overreact. I can just be the best father, son, friend and colleague I can be.

I have pretty much given up the dream of working in a professional development firm doing what I love to do. Make things happen on the web. I live in the day and only have the 24 hours I am afforded this day.

It’s these “oddities” that make me grateful to be where I am today. I call them oddities because I have never had it this good. I hope if you’re reading this, the same can be said for you.

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six03 Studios

It is long overdue, I have also done it three times or so, but now is the final time. six03 studios, any web development or graphic design/branding is now retired. I will keep maintaining the three sites I maintain, but as for new work, unless it presents itself, I am not taking any more on.

It has been 15 years of up and downs, but it has provided more good then not for me and I am grateful to clients, collaborators, and everyone I have come across in those 15 years of work. It has been very quiet of late and with a job and parenting duties, I just don’t have anything left in the tank when I have free time. Which is spent better with my kids.

I’ve spent the better half of a quarter century around web development and will dabble on the side and with my current employer, complete my Code School, Codecademy, online learning courses to stay updated, but taking on new projects is just not in the cards. So with that…

Thank you.

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