A New Beginning With Finish Year 2012

Have you ever had an idea for something, but never did anything about it? What do you do with those empty dreams that are collecting dust?

Well, I’m going to dust off one of those “pet projects” of mine that never got started. “I don’t have enough time” and “I have more important things to do” are taking a back seat for a moment.

This year is Finish Year and I’m going to finish something right now — build a blog using Amazon’s Web Services.

Don’t ask me why. I just know I’ve thought about doing this for a long time and I’ve finally done it. It’s not beautiful (if you are reading this when it first was posted), but if you are reading this post, then it’s functioning.

I love playing around and experimenting with unfamiliar technology. It stimulates my brain and I enjoy mastering new tools that I feel will be of benefit to me. Dabbling with AWS is that sort of thing and I had fun doing it.

I learned how to use AWS SimpleDB and how to launch a ColdFusion project to the AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

Now that I have this up and running, I have a new purpose for my website/blog.

  • I want this to be a playground for my creativity.
  • I want to learn more on how others are innovating in the performing arts industry.
  • I want to continue to flex my developer muscles and create some simple, useful apps.

So for those who are brave enough (or bored enough) to join me on my journey, I thank you for reading. Just remember, this website is more for me than it is for you. If this site gives you something, then that’s a win-win.

Question: What goals or “pet projects” are on your shelves ready to be finished this year?