My identity while I was in college can probably be most represented by the extra-curricular organizations I joined. In all these organizations, my role was pretty much the same: I contribute as a layout artist / web designer. I have produced countless outputs, from newsletters to websites to posters to program interfaces to DVD covers. I wouldn’t say that I was exceptionally outstanding, but I think I used to do pretty decent in these kinds of things.
Almost 6 years after graduation, it seems to me that all my potential in this field has gone to waste. Heck, I don’t even own a machine capable of running the tools I used back then (except maybe Notepad and a web browser). Even if I magically had some free time to play with graphics, I don’t have the resources to do so. For the past few years, it seemed dismissible. It didn’t matter since I was busy with a lot of other things anyway.
However, recently, I found myself with an urge to reconnect with that side of me. I found myself wondering about buying a domain name and designing my own personal page. But then I also realized that it might also turn out to be like an antique. So much has developed with CSS and HTML that my knowledge from 6 years ago can now be called obsolete.
Do I really want to do this? Do I want to catch with the latest in web design and development? And to what end? I don’t think I’ll be going pro with this anyway.