Keeper of the Internet, Terrible with words

Happy Wednesday Readers! 👋🏽

It's been a while since I've written a post, so I thought it was time I explain myself.

I want to start by apologising to those who use CoderStory to regularly learn from other developers. I haven't been posting new interviews despite having several lined up already, I also apologise to those who have interviewed that have yet to see their interview go live. I'll provide an explanation, not an excuse as to why this has happened below.

As you'll know about six weeks ago I got engaged 💍 and it was one of the best days of my life! I've managed to find someone who loves me for who I am and who I can honestly say is my best friend. Why am I telling you this? Mainly because for the last six weeks we've been in a whirlwind of engagement and wedding stuff that has used a lot of our time and has meant my priority has been getting key suppliers sorted for the wedding before our date got snapped up by someone else.

Although all of the above is amazing, it has given a lot of stress and anxiety when trying to get it all done. Thankfully, Alex (my fiancee) has taken the bull by the horns and got right in the mess with me. Now I can happily say that we've got most of our key suppliers sorted and now we can kind of take a step back and focus on the longer work.

Unfortunately there's been another reason I've been distant on everything, and it's that I've been on sick leave for past two weeks only returning to work on Monday. I am currently dealing with something (yet to have a confirmed diagnosis) which has meant I've been in an incredible amount of pain on one side of my head / face that has kept me bed bound for most of my sick leave and struggling to get back into the swing of life since going back on Monday.

I'm seeing a specialist who will be able to do more investigations and hopefully provide diagnosis as well as a long term solution for pain management. I'm still struggling to get into the swing of everything, but I plan to get my presence and CoderStory back off the ground soon.

I hope that I can get back into writing more in the near future!