So several of you have been asking, “Where are the blog posts?!” Especially my sister, who always finds time to nag me from Iraq.

To say life has been busy lately has been an understatement, and my blog has been a rather low priority. So let’s get started with some updates.

I now live in Oklahoma City

Downtown Oklahoma City

Downtown Oklahoma City

Towards the end of February, I was in need of a full-time job. I was living at my sister’s house in Killeen, TX for a while and needed something more stable.

I approached a friend (who happens to run a WordPress-related business) and asked if he was accepting resumes. He was and a week later I was invited for an in-person two-day working job interview.

After receiving a job offer, I began to make preparations to transition from Texas to Oklahoma. While my family gives me shit for leaving the great state of Texas, I still blare my Longhorns apparel much to the dismay of my current co-workers.

I now work for iThemes

This is the question I receive the most: “Where do you work now?”

I work at a company called iThemes. It’s a product-based business that specializes in WordPress themes, plugins, and online training.

It’s a relatively new company, founded in 2008. However, it has grown immensely since its start. I still consider this company a startup, but it is an absolutely fantastic place to work.

So what have you been up to?

Lots. In what comes with the territory of finding a new job, I have been putting in my time learning the ropes and trying to make a good impression.

I’ve released several updates to my online products, worked on a course for, and attended WordCamp Raleigh.

Co-workers Chris Jean and Justin Seeley, and friends Jayvie Canano, and Glenn Ansley

Co-workers Chris Jean and Justin Seeley, and friends Jayvie Canano, and Glenn Ansley

For my downtime, I either play my video games (big fan of Left for Dead 2), watch movies, sing Karaoke, or watch the OKC Thunder get the smackdown by Dallas.

This guy is a bug OKC Thunder fan

I also dive into the occasional tornado shelter or two depending on the weather.

So what’s next?

I’m waiting for things to stabilize here in Oklahoma City. Moving is expensive, so I’m still catching up financially. I imagine I’ll have more time to write here in June, but things have been rather fluid lately, so it’s hard to say.

Take care and hope all is well in your neck of the woods.