So as you can probably see by now, I clearly settled on a final logo after multiple iterations. With this came the need to redo a number of elements including my resume and website to ensure everything remain cohesive. In doing this I broke down and decided to also create my own set of brand guidelines because it is always important to have a set of standards even if it is just for yourself. After a few months of settling on a website I had spent some time on, next thing I knew I was blowing the whole thing up and changing the entire scheme because let's face it, I would look like a pretty shitty designer if I spent hours creating a logo then just plopped it in and touched nothing else.
Here is a very small snippet of the style guide I am putting the finishing touches on showing each logo that has been created along with appropriate uses.