After a couple of weeks and playing with many Wordpress templates, I have finally decided upon one, as well as added more content and how to interact with the site. The template I selected is Revolution by Brian Gardner. Unlike my last template which stopped being supported and updated, I feel this one will continue to grow and get better over time.
I started out wanting something more than a blog, but one that was closer to a content manager than a simple blog. Although I have not implemented everything yet, I am very happy with the outcome. There will be continual changes, modifications and improvements over time, but I believe this template gives me the foundation to move forward.
I can not wait to learn the new CSS skills and Wordpress skills to continue this journey.