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Improving myself: 21-week Check-in

August 25, 2013


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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Because PEOPLE. Because PASSION.

May 22, 2013


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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What’s Bothering Me About This Birthday

November 12, 2012


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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ThatConference 2012

August 17, 2012


Developer Parent As a working parent of two young children, it is not easy for me to attend conferences. Thankfully, I have an unbelievably supportive spouse, without which (as you know if you have kids & have voluntarily attended an OOT dev conf), the thought of attending a conference would not even be on the […]

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Meeting Influencers AKA the Starstuck Syndrome

January 18, 2012


If you’ve read some of my previous posts (like this one or this one or this one), you already know I exemplify, “You can’t spell Geek without ‘ee’.” Although I never understood worshipping “celebrities” (like the Hollywood kind), meeting someone in person whose work, efforts or brilliance have made a difference in my life or […]

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My Week at //build/ Part 3

January 17, 2012

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My apologies for this long-overdue wrap-up, but last quarter became really crazy. Not only did we move the family, but we got the very sad news that my father-in-law was in a fatal car accident & have been dealing with his affairs. Because a picture says a thousand words, I’ve posted my pictures from //build/ […]

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My Week at //build/ Part 2

October 3, 2011

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An interesting thing happened to me this week. A coworker came to my desk JAZZED UP. He told me he had read Part 1 & could feel my excitement through my post. It’s incredibly fun to be told what resonates with people. He told me he could totally identify with my description of dreaming to […]

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Reflections on Facing My Biggest Fears

September 3, 2011


This is a follow-up to my unforgivably long very first blog post. In that post, I admitted to my three biggest fears: 1. Fear of Peer Rejection (“People Being Mean”) News flash: When Scott Hanselman tweets a link to your first (ever) blog entry and it gets 1,490 hits in a week, you have two […]

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What? Me, Interesting? Are You Crazy or Just Being Kind?

March 13, 2011


Disclaimer: If you decide to read this, please do so with the understanding that this is MY story. I don’t (and I can’t) speak for anyone else. All I can do is tell MY experience. This was written as a soul-searching self-discovery after being so inspired by Scott Hanselman at Microsoft Web Camp in Austin […]

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