Mar 28

Mon '11

It’s About Time

I figured it was about time that I posted here. I hate seeing the site so “neglected.” I’ve wanted to post but I have also not wanted to actually do it. Does that make sense? Lol. Excuses, I know.

I have been mostly busy with a “business” endeavour. My in-laws own a vacation home in Cape Coral, Florida and I am trying to get the website up for it. It’s my first real web design “job.” I am enjoying doing it, but customers sure can be picky eh?! It’s crazy how our opinions are so different. Something I think is really cool, they think is only alright. And they like really tacky things that I would never want to put on a professional website. (for example, music!) I guess it’s because they don’t know what goes on behind the scenes to making the site. But they are the customers and the customers are always right. I am having a lot of fun though. My mother in-law has sooo much information that she wants to go up on the site. Thank goodness she has already typed most of it out! I still have to code it all :/ anyway, slowly and steady their website is coming together. Perhaps I will share the link once it’s all completed.

Speaking of web design, I have decided to go back to school. For a brief time at least. I am going to be taking a web design certificate at Mount Royal College. It’s is a 12 course certificate squished into 9 weeks. I will be going to school Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm from May 2 to July 8! I am going to be sooo busy! And I will continue to work my normal weekend shifts at work. It will be a big change. I am used to having 2 days off a week to do whatever I want. But it’s only for a couple months. I’m looking forward to learning some new things and to refresh myself on things I already know!

I need to start doing my meal plans for the week because I have been eating like crap lately. I feel horrible and I have so much guilt. Plus I’ve been skipping some workouts. :eek: i really don’t know why. I knew this was a lifestyle change and not a diet. I knew I couldn’t go back to how I used to eat. But sometimes I just miss candy and junk. But NO more!! Time to get back on the wagon and hold onto my WW lifetime membership. That would be terrible if I lose it after the first month. Ugh. I don’t want to be a “repeat offender.”

So wish me luck with everything. I will be back to post soon! :)

Filed under: Family, Gym, Meal Planning, Ranting, Website, Weight Watchers

5 Responses to “It’s About Time”

  • Cristina
    March 28, 2011 @ 8:55 am

    I think in the business of web design, “the customer is always right” doesn’t apply. I mean, have you read Clients From Hell? Instead it’s our job to explain why they aren’t right and help them see that.

  • Jason Loucks
    March 28, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    I agree with Cristina. In this case the customer isn’t always right. I to have a client who wants music on their business. I need to have a heart to heart.

    Make sure you post the site once it’s launched and if I can help with anything feel free to contact me on Twitter! :)

    Good luck getting back to your routine! I know you can do it. “I think I can. I think I can.” :o)

  • Lissy
    March 28, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

    “And they like really tacky things that I would never want to put on a professional website. ”

    I agree with the others, the customer isn’t always right. Especially if that customer is family and you actually care about them having a good website.

    I fired my only client ever because he wasn’t worth it. Seriously. I was working with someone else and the client said he didn’t know what he wanted so my friend and I both made designs. All he said was that he didn’t like either of the designs and that we both totally got the point of the site wrong, but didn’t say how we should fix it. We stopped speaking to him after that. He can’t afford us.

  • Serenity Raiyne
    March 29, 2011 @ 7:21 am

    Thanks for stopping by my site, I’m happy to return the favor. BTW Just thought I’d mention I stopped by last night and it gave me a chuckle that I was watching Star Trek (2009 version) on Netflix and I saw the insignia and smiled.

    And moving on, there is a reason I’ve never done web design professionally, because I’m too stubborn. I wouldn’t want to do anything the “customers” wanted if it was crappy!

    Good luck on getting back to your diet/exercise plan! I’ll be starting one soon too!

  • Kimeh
    March 29, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    I hate it when clients want to have so much changes done on the drafts you give them. I know this since I’m a web designer myself.

    It’s like, they mess with your concept and just make it bad.

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