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Epic Life Quest

I’m really bad at keeping track of things I have to get done.  In my quest to do what makes me happy, I started branching back into SQL dev and came across the site of the SQL Hammer.  (I know, sounds menacing!)  He had something on his site that really intrigued me (Epic Life Quest), so after digging through and seeing it linked to a few sites I already followed, I have decided to create my own.  It’s a bucket list with a D&D twist to it.  Each quest item completed is 20% progress on a level, so here’s my list.  I’ll update it as I finish things.  I’m going to put some simple things and some bigguns on there to make me reach for it.

*edit* published as a post instead of a page.  Head to the Epic Life Quest page to see how I’m doing.

Keep it moving

Ever watch the movie Up?  Yeah, I’m the dog – *SQUIRREL*!!  Every year or so, I get an itch to get back into development and  spend huge amounts of time and effort getting everything set up to do it, and then I just play world of warcraft for weeks on end and it fizzles and dies.

BUT NOT THIS TIME!!!!  Well, I’m gonna take it day by day.  What am I doing?  I’m trying to make SQL development and business intelligence the focus of my free time (without annoying my wife TOO much).  I didn’t realize how much I needed a creative outlet, nor did I realize that I have ADD 🙂  Oh yeah, I’ll be working with a therapist on that one so I’ll make sure I share all of those realizations.

This blog is for me, and it reflects my opinions and hopefully will have some good stuff for people who might be in the same boat as me – in a job that doesn’t speak to their passion, but pays the bills and is a decent place to work.  What I’m hoping in this journey, is to be able to apply a lot of the things I’m learning to the everyday operations of my company, and maybe at some point, start doing more of the stuff I want to do.

so I have a few small projects i’m cobbling together to practice on, and I’m going MS Virtual Academy, so hopefully I’ll make progress.  If you have an essential thing that really helped jumpstart your journey or just a good resource, put it in the comments, I’d love to hear and see what inspired you all!