Posts by Justin

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches


I often deviate from the web design talks in my blog and, with so many cool things coming up, I thought today should be one of those days. I’d like to share a memory of sorts with you guys. In your life, can you identify a memory with a strange occurrence?  Like driving down a […]

Take a shower


As some of my readers may know, I have struggled with depression for many years.  I was diagnosed with “Chronic Depression” back in 2002.  I spent many years trying out different medications to help everything from my terrible sleeping habits to my bouts of wanting to lie in bed eating Doritos and watching cartoons in […]

Most people have no idea what I do!


Hey guys, Sorry it’s been a few days since I’ve posted.  I took a little vacay, but I’m back now so expect to see pretty regular posts. I want to take a minute to talk about one of the most depressing things about being a web designer. Most people have no idea what I do! […]

Monday is patient


Welcome back from a long Memorial Day weekend!  Calendar says it’s Wednesday, hump day, the middle of the week and the first sign that the work week will end! It lies. The first day back to work, no matter what the calendar says, is ALWAYS going to be a Monday.  Monday is patient, it’ll wait […]

Confession #10: I’m happy


Frustrated as I may get, I always come back to a simple reality; I’m happy.  I’m successful, I admit.  I’ve found something that works for me and I’m happy to have a job that makes good money.  I don’t have to flip burgers to make a living and I generally don’t live paycheck to paycheck. […]

Confession #9:  I need approval


I admit it; I like hearing “atta-boy”.  I have no shame in that.  When I hear my clients or business partner say they’re happy about the work I’ve done for them, I smile and I’m revitalized.  In many ways, I know I need that in order to stave off the frustration of being busy and […]

Confession #8:  I’m a mid-day napper


You may have already figured this out by now, but in the middle of the day, clients are usually busy doing their thing, my list can’t be tended to until much later, and my phone is suspiciously silent.  So, I walk away, turn my phone volume up, and escape to the quiet of my bed. […]

Confession #7:  Everybody gets jealous sometimes


I often get comments from friends who work a “normal” job, teachers and the like, who say “man, that must be nice…” when I tell them I work from home.  The idea of waking up at 5am to be at work by 7, I admit, sounds like the 5th Circle of Hell.  I don’t understand […]

Confession #6:  Weight and Health are an Issue


Anyone who has ever griped about the “Freshman 15″ has obviously never experienced a year working from home.  My work doesn’t require me to walk up stairs, down hallways, to a parking lot, nothing.  I walk all the way to my kitchen and I’m planted there until a break happens.  When I’m pulling a heavy […]

Confession #5:  I’ve worked naked


On more than one occasion I’ve taken a call or answered an e-mail while sitting at my desk in nothing but a towel.  Clients are none the wiser, but they don’t really understand that when I wake up, I can’t go hop in the shower first thing.  My clumsy early-morning banging would wake up the […]