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New Journey, New Website

My old website ( has officially been retired. After around 7 years of loyal service, it was time for a new hosting option, new technology and of course, a new design. My previous site was mostly a portfolio site that was initially just something I could show potential employers as I sought to break into the web development industry.

But now I have worked in the field full-time since 2018, and its original purpose has been fully satisfied. As I embark on expressing my new external purpose via art, poetry, and storytelling…as I seek to exercise and develop my creative muscle fibers, this site will also experience rebirth and serve as a vehicle for communication, record-keeping, connection and discovery. My new website name is…Aquarium 8.

See my About page for more information, and stay tuned for future posts that explain more about my vision and what plans and goals I have for myself and this site.

Pursuing Purpose Through Art

But as a preview, it has become very clear to me that I am a ‚Äúpeople-person‚ÄĚ. I love people.

Relationships with people (especially the kind, warm & generous variety) are the most important things in my life. Helping people‚ÄĒbringing them joy, laughter, and inspiration‚ÄĒbrings me a very strong sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in life.

While I could pursue completely new paths in which I can help people with basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter, it would require me to basically start from scratch, learning an entirely new trade, skill-set, etc. Instead, ‚Äúnourishing the spirit‚ÄĚ is something I can provide through Art and Creativity‚ÄĒan area in which I have a pretty decent foundation in from years past.

So that’s the plan in a nutshell.

And yet, I have never pursued art vigorously. Even in my youth when I was most active, it was mostly just a very enjoyable hobby. That all changes in 2024. This entire year (of 2023) has been a tale of various synchronicities falling gently into place and creating a beautiful path that I cannot help but walk. A magical door of opportunity that cannot be ignored.

To be continued…

With love, Uriel

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