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+title: "Update: July 2019"
+---
+
+While we're a couple days into August already, a July status update, a
+July status update is better late than never! Most of my July has been
+spent getting myself organized at my day job and assessing my workload
+after my coworker, whom previously shared my workload, left the company,
+leaving me as the sole Systems Engineer/IT "Help Desk"/Web Developer at
+my company. I wear a _lot_ of hats, but so far the workload has been
+quite manageable.
+
+I've been spending most of my time analyzing our current environment and
+looking for ways to improve it - and my goodness is there a lot of room
+for improvement!
+
+You may have noticed a new look for the blog. I decided to make some
+adjustments so it's not an _exact_ copy of the blog I mimicked before.
+It's still responsive, looks pretty good on mobile, and, of course,
+requires zero JavaScript!
+
+Previously I've written about my "stocfs" project, and I have made
+absolutely no progress on it. Honestly, I'm not sure it's a project I
+want to continue. I didn't think WordPress would be a good fit for my
+vegan information site, but it's working out pretty well.
+
+I've been working on myself a lot lately. I don't want to get into
+specifics but I've been improving some bad behaviors and cutting out
+some vices that have held me captive for the better part of the last two
+years. What that means, is that I'll have more energy, motivation, and
+brain power to work on things that I truly enjoy working on. I'd like to
+get more involved with volunteering in the vegan community in my area,
+as well as getting involved in technical projects that I think are
+really neat. I don't have any examples at this time, but maybe keep an
+eye out for those updates.
+
+I'd like to take my camera out more, lately I've been photographing
+nature and animals if I can get close enough. I think it would be a neat
+addition to my vegan information site/blog if I could blog about vegan
+events I go to and have pictures to share as well!
+
+I haven't traveled nearly as much as I thought I would this summer.
+However, I have two upcoming trips that I'm awfully excited for: in just
+a few weeks I'll be helping my sister move down to Tampa for college,
+and in mid-September I'm planning on road tripping out to Denver, CO for
+an Atmosphere concert for my birthday - this should be a lot of fun!
+
+That's all for now. I truly hope to write more. Until next time...