So it’s been a while since I have posted. Every blog ‘dos and donts’ post tell you a) stick to a schedule and b) to not apologize for your lack of posts. Rule breaking time: I haven’t stuck to any schedule and I apologize for my absence. I am mainly sorry to myself: blogging makes me happy most of all, gets me focused on what I think is important.
When I started this blog, I tried to keep it mostly professional. I am finding this to be too difficult. Who I am as a person and my personal life is very important to me. Therefore, I will start blogging about me; that which makes me human.
My name is Matthew Doyle. I currently live in Rochester, NY with my fiancee, Elise and two cats named Rupee and Craig. I own every latest generation gaming console, but don’t consider myself a hardcore gamer, and I hate online play. I don’t read books often but I read many blogs, I like to laugh, and I have a dry, offbeat sense of humor which quite frankly I think to be charming. I am not very political, but if a gun was held to my head, I’d say I lean Republican, although I think the current divided political structure is crap and would give up any title to stop arguing and start making changes. I am an avid fan of baseball and cannot stand watching football. I think that’s about how much I want to say about myself. Oh, and I program.
I also happen to be moving. After thinking about our situation here in Rochester, my fiancee and I have decided to pack up and move to Long Island. We both were up in Rochester for our college years: I went to RIT and she went to SUNY Geneseo. We both had a lot of great experiences. We are both employed.
I grew up on Long Island, and she grew up in a nice suburban area in Maryland similar to where I lived. Our jobs hold us to Rochester, and we’ve determined that family is important to us. It’s time to move on.
So what will become of me? I don’t know, and that’s perfectly fine with me! It’s usually the case where I err on the side of caution and it feels exciting to try something different. These things happen for a reason and I am ready for the challenge.
What will become of my blog? I cannot say. I don’t want it to become purely personal as my goals are to grow professionally through it. I also don’t want it to become just another techie’s blog. I think what I will do is try to post at least 3 things monthly that relate to tech, such as current projects I am working on. However, within those posts I will aim to post some stuff that is going on personally. For example, I want to post about my experience trying to get movers eventually (hint: it’s a ton of work and I cannot decide if I like how it’s going yet or not).
Thank you for reading, and see you on the island!