August 25, 2013

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Improving myself: 21-week Check-in

I’ve been crazy-happy, and feel the urge to write about / reflect on some things that have happened, because I don’t want to forget this special time of growth & appreciation. I’m including a lot of pictures & links to make it seem(?) less verbose. April-July I’m grouping this four months together because that was […]

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July 27, 2013

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What I Want To Teach My Daughters

Don’t let your gender, your race, or your differences define you. You are a person. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. Doing so can narrow your perception of possible.You do not need rescued. Chivalry is respect. Appreciate it.When a guy offers his chair to you or gets the door for you or offers to help […]

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July 27, 2013

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WIT: My Opinion

This is a post I’ve started writing 7 different times. I’m not kidding. I have SEVEN different titles in my Live Writer drafts, ranging from “The Boy in the Ballet,” (which I started after attending my daughters’ dance recital, where I couldn’t stop staring in fascination at the 1 or 2 boys onstage amidst 15 […]

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June 10, 2013

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That Conference: School Paper by My Daughter

My kids’ last day of school was Thursday. While going through the schoolwork they brought home, I came across this paper, written by my 4th grader at the beginning of the school year. It was so cute I had to share. If you want to see my version of ThatConference 2012, I blogged about it here. […]

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June 6, 2013

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StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

Our CEO, Curtis Hite, was kind enough to give me this book today. I absolutely LOVE the message of the book. In a nutshell, it says thinking “anything is possible if you just try harder” is #DoingItWrong. If you play to your strengths, you will find more fulfillment, happiness & passion in every area of […]

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May 22, 2013

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Because PEOPLE. Because PASSION.

For the last 12.5 years (start date: October 9, 2000), I’ve worked at a wonderful marketing firm, with great benefits & freedom. I’ve gotten to work on projects that have provided great learning opportunities & challenges, and been shielded from things I opted to avoid in favor of learning more code. I’ve had countless opportunities […]

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April 7, 2013

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Why Aren’t There More Women in Technology?

While doing a search on being my own roadblock, I recently stumbled up this video, entitled, “Overcoming My Biggest Roadblock, Myself” by Sabrina Farmer (a Site Reliability Engineer at Google responsible for Gmail), and was speechless. It’s so raw, so real, so honest. You can feel her vulnerability. Every word she spoke resonated to my […]

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February 4, 2013

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List<ExpandoObject> to Excel Export

I’m writing this to share a quick solution I implemented to solve a need on a small project. It works, but feels dirty. If you have a cleaner reco, PLEASE let me know. Handler: (My apologies for screenshots. Git Gists were not keeping the formatting when I selected c#)   Extension Method: HEADS UP This […]

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December 30, 2012

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helpers prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 12,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 20 years to get that […]

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November 12, 2012

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What’s Bothering Me About This Birthday

Skip to post-birthday update As the eve of this major birthday approaches, I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching lately I’ve been having a hard time pinpointing what is bothering me so much about it. Yes, everyone knows how disturbing it is in our society for a woman to turn 40. Fortunately I was never […]

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