My life’s going in a lot of different directions right now. I opened up about my struggles with mental illness and gender identity, and then I took a break. At least, I planned on a break. But things didn’t quite work out that way.
As soon as I announced my break, I was flooded with work requests from my biggest client. I ended up working through the holidays, and even a bit on my family vacation. Not the best idea. The money was great, but doing things just for the money is never worth it in the end. I needed to find a passion project to revitalize me. Enter the Ignis Framework.
Another theme framework you say? Yup. I decided to build what is essentially my own version of Genesis. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Genesis. So why build my own version? Education, mostly. I’m learning more about themes and how WordPress works than I ever have on a client project. Plus I’m building a tool I can use for future projects. But I also get the chance to rid Genesis of the backwards-compatibility bloat that it carries. No need to worry about supporting XHTML at this stage!
A Work In Progress
The Ignis Framework is far from done. I don’t even have a complete theme yet. I’ll have more on that in a separate post. But showing the work as it goes along is the new theme of this blog. Not just on the dev side of things, but life in general. I’m going through a lot. Some of it I can’t talk about yet, but will eventually. Still, a lot of what you’ll see is my process: how I do things, what makes me tick, and most importantly why I make the choices I make.
Living life like an open book can be risky, but I happen to think it’s helpful. If I can help anyone else through their own struggles by showing them a real example of getting back up again, then it’s worth the risk.
With the new focus, I’m leaving my past posts behind. I still have them archived, so if you’re looking for a particular article I can still make it available to you on request. There isn’t a set blog schedule yet, but that is something I’m hoping to settle on. Again, this is all a work in progress. Thanks for taking the journey with me!