I love code. I find it mysterious, cool, and romantic. Writing code and have it become something on a web page or in a Flash piece rocks my world.
In short (TL;DR, as they say), I am re-becoming the hardcore student/geek I used to be until I have some knowledge & skills and some great new stuff on my website to show for it. My portfolio seemed so … old … increasingly so over time. The samples I was proud of just kept getting older. It was the same stuff for ten years because people just stopped allowing me to make anything worthwhile. Yes, “allowing.” I’m done with saying I peaked years ago and my glory days are behind me.
I am going to learn like never before. My best days are ahead of me. Just watch.
For the record: I’d love to stay and do all this for my current employer. I love where I work–I just need something more challenging to do.