As I get older, and the pissed off, angry teenager inside of me quiets down, I am able to look at home and Seattle in a different way. A big part of why I moved away was that I resented it, and wanted to get away from it. But now that I am a bit older, I am able to look at it and my family and see how it informs me about who I am and what I come from. And even though I don't go back that often, being back acts as a sort of mirror to allow me to see where and who I am now, by showing me where I came from and who I was.
Anyways, I am still working on the site, teaching myself PHP to try and get this to do what I want it to, such as to integrate a formal portfolio into it. (which is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be)