This is my now page, which explains what I'm currently up to in life. If you have a website, you should make one too. My past now pages are also available here.
I'm still working full time at PDI Software as a software engineer. By the end of January 2020, I'll hit the three year mark working there. It's been an amazingly rewarding experience; I love the team that I work with, and it's a great environment to be in. The acquisition has been challenging (Outsite Networks was bought by PDI back in Nov 2018), but on the bright side, it's been a huge learning experience, with mostly positive benefits.
I'm nearing the end of my first semester online at ODU. I'm currently taking three classes online: STAT 330, CS 252, and CS 300T. CS 252 is probably the most interesting, CS 300T is the easiest, and STAT 330 is definitely the most difficult and time consuming. Working full time, going to school, and doing all the other things I have to do is rough. I'm learning next-level time management discipline, and I can't wait to be done.
My wife and I are currently leading the teens (youth ministry) in our region of the Hampton Roads Church. It's been fun and rewarding, and we're learning us how to lead and serve, how to deal with issues, and how to help and learn from people in various life stages (from middle schoolers to parents). I also have had the opportunity to preach through various chapters of Daniel. Learning to preach has taught me a lot about public speaking, preparation, and has helped deepen the quality of my Bible study. I'm very grateful for the opportunities that have been opened to us; though it's tiring and uncomfortable, I believe these things are sharpening our character.
If you're reading this, and by random chance you're looking to learn about God and who He is, please contact me! You can email me at: colton AT coltonhurst.com.
Last updated November 18, 2019, from the state of Virginia in the United States.