Hi, I'm Will.

I'm a husband, business owner, tech aficionado, and web designer & developer.

In 2018, I started a Digital Marketing Agency for small businesses with my wife, Ren. It focuses on building websites, marketing, and other online things.

This website is dedicated to sharing resources and thoughts around a collection of things including photography, web design, and tech news.


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A week before my 30th birthday, I was sitting in a hot tub with some friends and I was asked 3 questions pertaining to the last year of my life:

I found that my answer to these 3 questions were a pretty good description of who I am as an individual. We’re always changing, so the time-bounded-ness (I’m going to make up words) of these questions worked well.

What am I thankful for?

I’m married to Ren.

Ren & I

Ren & I

August 2013

“Hey, I’m Will.”
- me to Ren

2014

“We’re just friends.”
- us to everyone

2015

“We’re just friends.”
- us to everyone

2016

“Seriously, we’re just friends.”
- us to everyone

2017

“WE’RE JUST FRIENDS!!”
- us to everyone

January 2018

“Ok, let’s go out on 3 dates and if it goes well, we’ll continue dating and see where it goes. If it doesn’t go well, we probably need to go separate ways.”
- me to Ren

October 2018

“Will you marry me?”
- me to Ren

November 2018

“I do.”
-
us to everyone

What am I looking forward to?

Getting back to a healthy lifestyle.

The nature of a priority is that you can only have one. My first was my relationship with Ren, next was my business, then somewhere further down the list was my health.

Starting a business requires your constant attention and focus. Mix in a new relationship (with your business partner none-the-less) and you have a recipe for little sleep, lots of frozen pizza, and no time for working out.

Thankfully Ren was building my business and our relationship with me, so she’s been understanding of my unhealthy habits. But I’m glad to finally have our business in a place where I feel like I can start spending more time focusing on my health.

What have I learned this year?

Working too much kills.

It’s taken me 30 years to realize it, but I only have a limited amount of brain power in a day.

I grew up thinking hard work solves all problems- and to an extent I still believe that it does (I hate the cliché “work smarter not harder”). But I’ve also realized that working harder doesn’t mean neglecting some basic biological necessities (sleeping well, eating well, etc.).

I’m not great at it, but I’m giving myself permission to take vacations and allow myself to stop at the end of the day if my brain feels like mush instead of working on myriad of things that I could be working on. I definitely still have the list of things that I could be working on, but since giving myself this permission, the things that I do work on are much higher quality.