Update on My Whereabouts in 2017
It’s been quite a while since I blogged on this website, so I figured I owed to my readers to give you an idea of where I’ve been, where I am, and where I’m going in the future. Many of you know me from my YouTube days and also from my work at Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning. Well, while I’m still planning to add content to my YouTube channel when time allows, I have to report that I am no longer with Lynda or LinkedIn. I’ve moved on to a new company called Pluralsight. This is still an online learning company, and I’m doing much the same thing I’ve always done; creating top-notch instructional content on a variety of subjects including Photoshop, Illustrator, and more. My first course is already live and I have two more on the way shortly. If you’re not a member of Pluralsight, I highly recommend checking it out. Not that I’m biased or anything.
Personally it’s been a tough year for me. I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and depression earlier this year, was involved in a brutal car accident, and have also divorced my wife, with whom I’ve spent nearly the last ten years of my life with. There’s no doubt this year has brought it share of challenges my way. But I’m not complaining. I tell you all of this to show you that no matter what life throws at you, there’s always a way out and forward. I worked hard to climb to the upper echelon of my profession, and I’m very proud of the work I’ve done and the life I’ve built for me and my family. Although that family may be smaller now, it doesn’t change who I am or how hard I’m willing to work to get there. You should do the same.
So, where does Justin Seeley go from here? Well, the answer is somewhat complicated. I still believe in what I do, and I still believe the world of education needs to be overhauled dramatically. Working for companies like Lynda and Pluralsight has allowed me to be a small part of this revolution, and I plan to continue working towards that goal in the future. However, after everything that’s transpired this year, I’m also keenly aware of my own mortality and the ticking clock that exists within all of us. That means it’s time for me to think about the things I’ve always been too afraid to try, look them in the eye, and say FUCK YOU. I’m ready to start the next chapter. I’m ready to face those fears. And I’m ready to show you and everyone else a side of me that you’ve never seen before. I won’t go into details now, but just know that while I’ll still strive to do what I’ve always done, and do it with gusto, I’m also going to try new things and see how it goes.
As always, thank you for supporting me. Thank you for being a member of my small corner of the internet. And I look forward to seeing you again real soon!