Your Story is Worth Telling

This is what I’ve been telling myself for the last week and half while I’ve stopped publishing daily blog posts. I haven’t stopped writing, but after a few family sicknesses and other life-distractions, I lost a bit of motivation to share anything with the world.

I have also had a bit of difficulty finding enough clarity to write something sensible and organized. Even today, I don’t feel particularly confident in my ability to communicate, but decided to push through it and get something out of my head.

Today I read a few fascinating stories about women in technology. It’s something I care about because of my four daughters who I used to hope would find something interesting about the digital world so we could share a common interest. But after seeing the reality of these stories in today’s world, I’m not sure I still do.

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Preparing for WordCamp Lancaster

I finally finished my slides for Saturday, so now I just have to practice it a few times and I’ll be good to go. I’m been hearing great things about WordCamp Lancaster¬†and am very excited to attend for the first time!

On another note, I’ve started a side project of building a dollhouse for my daughters. Once it’s finished I’ll post some photos, but so far it has been an enlightening experience. I’m not an experience builder, so I am learning a lot as I go.

Whether it’s giving talks, creating websites, building things out of wood, or other creative projects, I love working through challenges and learning new things while solving problems. But there’s something special¬†about creating a physical object that’s fulfilling in a different way than making things with code. I can’t really explain it yet but hopefully I can understand it better once this project is done.

Anyway, keeping everything in balance is always a challenge and I want to make sure I’m rested and prepared for Saturday.