It’s now or never.

You know, we’re all alike. We have a life to live and for that, there are times that we wonder what is the meaning of life and our purpose within.

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and what I want to get out of life. One of my friends wrote this, “Well, there comes a time in every man’s life when he must sit up and realize that things are going to change. And today is that day for me.” I think that moment has come for me too. For the past two or three years, I feel like I’ve been floating through life like I’m behind smoked windows or through a long mist without really knowing where I want to go.

Also I’ve been figuring out what is my passion and that’s one big thing I learned about work or things that you do. You must have passion. If you don’t have that, everything pretty much goes sour. I think I’ve found my passion and that is building websites. I’m not that good at photoshop; I always drool at someone’s graphic design skill but I’m not gonna give up. I just gotta play with PS a bit more often and use tutorials. What am I seem to be good at is having an eye and a feel for what makes a good working website. I’m a big believer in “one-page” sites. You don’t want to make a person to waste too much time clicking on pages or for the page to be finally loaded (more than 10 seconds is too long). That’s why I’m using a cache to reduce load time. I’m also not very good at programming like I cannot make a working calculator off a scratch but I’m pretty good at looking at codes, figuring out what they do, and then patch them up together.

I feel I’m at a point where I either act now or it’s never going to happen. The opportunity is there. It’s up to me to take it. If not, well, I’m gonna end up like one of those guys who would go straight to a bar after work and rant about how much he dislikes his manager, how bad his day was, and talk about how he should have done this or that some 10, 15 years ago but didn’t because he was either afraid or just did nothing. I don’t want to become that person. So, I’m going to stop bullshitting around and do something. Be productive. Time doesn’t wait for anyone.

It’s now or never.

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  1. Kent

    Good read.
    Worth droppin a line

    Now or never..

    Didn’t a powerful “movie” back in high school lore whisper of “carpe diem” to where we can contribute a verse?

    the very resonance of Keats.

    Its amazing how it takes a decade (at least for us) to sift through the journeys to come to realization of how we pen our history.

    Websites. You do have an eye. I’m fond of one pages where it leads to everything in the website. Something to ponder about if you do decide to create for others – adapting to the criteria imposed by the powers that be – not all people are flexible or permissable when it comes to design implementation even if they are asking u to volunteer your services or incorporate it into your job description.

    I’ll be interested in seeing if the “one page” design can stand the test of time. Vision often become trends. Will this one be? I hope not.
    I’ll be rootin for the one page design, esp since I utilized such for work purposes. Less clicking to get to the content, the better..


  2. natech

    Ha, a movie? I can’t remember what that would be.

    Yeah, I think that’s a normal process, like I read Bill Clinton’s book. It took him a while before he finally decided that politics was what he wanted to go in. You found your groove yet? I think you should finish that thesis and get your masters. It will come up helpful in the future, then a Phd. :-)

    That’s an interesting point, as to how webpages would look like in five, ten years. But seeing how impatient people can be and having AHD-like behaviors, I think one-page design would probably stay popular.

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