Web Designer, Dad, And Now, College Graduate

February 7th, 2018

I am a web developer. I can say that officially now.

At the end of January, I completed the last course of my Web Design & Development degree program at Full Sail University, and as of Feb 2, 2018, I am finally a college graduate.

I even get a piece of paper that says I know how to design websites.

This is my first degree, having joined the Army National Guard after high school, then entering the work force for nearly a decade, so it's been a long time coming. I've spent a lot of long nights, early mornings, and working weekends to get it done, but it's done.

This blog post is coming five days hence thanks to my newfound role as a Stay-At-Home Dad to my infant son. His nanny (I briefly mentioned her last month) returned home when I finished my final class, so we've all had to adapt to new routines and schedules. In fact, I'm writing this now after he and my wife have gone to bed.

Adapting is tough. Change is tough. We do it, though, because without change and adaptation we stagnate. Constant, continuous growth and development; the drive to learn, to do, to improve—these values are important to me, and I want them to be important to my son, too. He's too young to understand right now, but one day (sooner than I'd like) he'll see his papa striving to grow, to learn, to improve, and he'll know what I mean when I encourage him to work hard.

In the meantime, though, the work doesn't stop. I'm accepting new clients for web design, logo design, and other creative projects. If you have a small business, a cool project, or a side hustle, and you want to establish a web presence, drop me a line. If I'm going to be working hard, let me work hard for you.

Cover Photo by Jordan Whitfield on Unsplash