I have decided to change my blogging platform. I was using Blogger - since it was pretty easy to get up and running and could use a GUI for formatting the posts. But now I've learned more about using markdown and git and AWS - I decided to move my blog to using Jekyll (a ruby app) and use AWS S3 and Route 53 for the hosting.
Last Saturday participated in my first hackathon. It was the MoDev hackathon - part of the MoDev Tablet Conference 2013 in Seattle. I decided it would be a good first hackathon because it was only from 9-5, no crazy 24 hour coding marathons! Plus it was at Amazon in South Lake Union - so a good location.
I've recently started a Ruby on Rails boot camp through Code Fellows in Seattle. I am excited to learn about building web applications using this technology. Previously my web experience has been using Microsoft web technologies (asp.net & SQL server).
I just finished reading Sheryl Sandberg's book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead - and it caused me to reflect on my career and experiences that I've had. And also to think about how I would like to be going forward.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is now February - and I feel like I'm off to a good start for the year. I am trying to be more mindful about areas I would like to focus on in my life and how I want to spend my time. If something isn't making my life richer - I don't want to waste time with it.
But it isn't my last day of sailing. Today turned out to be a gorgeous spring day. My husband, Dan and I recently joined a sailing club in Kirkland, WA. I have only been out sailing a couple of times but Dan used to teach sailing and race sailboats back in college. Since I've known him, he hasn't done a lot of sailing - but about a month ago he has decided to spend a lot more time sailing.
I just finished doing my monthly budget review for the month of March. My husband and I have split the financial duties - he calculates networth each month and I calculate cashflow. Then we meet and discuss.