Month / February 2017

Typing on a laptop
/ February 27, 2017 / Comments Off on A lifelong Love of Words

A lifelong Love of Words

I was having a group text conversation with my family this weekend, and some stories came up in my life that made me realize how many things are connected by the common thread of my love for words. My first thoughts about this idea came from my post last week when I wrote about my […]

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WordCamp Lancaster banner free ticket
/ February 24, 2017 / Comments Off on Get a free ticket to WordCamp Lancaster

Get a free ticket to WordCamp Lancaster

When they first announced WordCamp Lancaster 2017, I immediately bought a ticket. Then I applied to speak, got accepted, and got a free ticket. That leaves me in a position of having a ticket I don’t need. Sure, I could ask for a refund. And sure, they’re only $20… BUT- I thought I’d have a […]

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StrengthsFinder Book
/ February 23, 2017 / Comments Off on Focusing on your strengths

Focusing on your strengths

I may have written about this topic before, but I was reminded recently about StrengthsFinder 2.0 and decided to take a look back at my results. My top 5 themes (strengths) according to the test are: Deliberative – best described by the serious care they take in making decisions or choices. Ideation – fascinated by ideas…able to find […]

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Windmills on the water near farms
/ February 22, 2017 / Comments Off on An experiment in creating value

An experiment in creating value

A few weeks ago, I decided to start blogging more frequently at Open Waves Design, my business for web design and development. I had a resource for 40 blogging topics and planned to blog through them. I knew I couldn’t do one per day and keep up this daily blog as well, but I figured […]

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Blank notebook and pencil
/ February 21, 2017 / Comments Off on Figuring out what stories are worth telling

Figuring out what stories are worth telling

With less than two weeks until WordCamp Lancaster, I was hoping to have my presentation mostly done this past weekend. However, because I had a few other projects to work on, I’m not as far along as I’d hoped. One of the most difficult things for me to decide is what stories to tell. The […]

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