My Name is Matthew Doyle, and I am Moving

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.

Montauk PointI 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!