Finding a template for a website that does what I want and can be customized to look the way I want was surprisingly difficult, even though I don't think I was unreasonable in my demands. After enduring a design I wasn't quite happy with, I found the current one at the beginning of the year! While there are still some fonts and colors that aren't quite right and while some of the content is still missing, I am very happy with it overall and would recommend the company themeforest any day. And yes, this website is using wordpress, in case you were wondering.
Anyway, thank you for your patience as I finish my website and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me any time.