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sabbatical

2020 Sabbatical Summary

Another selfish post. I’m writing it as a reminder to me so I remember what I learned over this sabbatical time. Note to self: It’s not optimal to plan sabbatical during a Covid-19 outbreak. It was the worst of times and the best of times (yes, I know I did that quote in reverse — […]

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Wordpress

Sabbatical Kick-off

Three months ago we had the best plans ever. Wait. Let me go back in time a bit. Last September I hit my five-year mark of being an Automattician — a Happiness Engineer working at Automattic, Inc. The company spoils us rotten. We get a specialized computer with a logo for our fourth year anniversary, […]

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Wordpress

Making Mistakes

I’m reading a great book right now. It is one I had not heard of before a colleague started a book club. It’s called Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. We have our meeting on Chapter One tonight, but I’m indulging in reading Chapter […]

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snowboarding

Back on Board

Yesterday, I hit the slopes again, and it was a bit scary after my fall on Tuesday. I know. I’m a wuss. People take much harder hits and get back up, but this one got me a bit. I felt like a beginner boarder again. As far as the season goes, I feel I was […]

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thankful

Job Perks

Aka. The stories a computer tells. There are many things I love about my job, and two of them are:

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Wordpress

WPCoffeeTalk Interview

What’s in your cup? My friend Michelle loves to grab a mug and chat with members of the WordPress community. Last summer she asked me to join her. I don’t really like being put on the spot like this, but she’s a good friend so I agreed. She has a real talent for taking situations […]

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Wordpress

WordCamp Rochester 2019

There’s a certain magic to WordCamps that is addicting (in a good way). WordCamps highlight the bond of the WordPress community, and I always walk away from one rejuvenated and inspired. A WordCamp is a 1-2 day event (usually) that gathers WordPress fans together to learn more about WordPress, troubleshoot sites, network and work together […]

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Grand Meetup

A Meeting of Minds

September darted right through a pretty pivotal week in the life of me. On September 15, 2019, I celebrated my fifth anniversary of working at Automattic. Little did I know, back in the day, that in five years I’d be celebrating the occasion while attending the Grand Meetup in Orlando, FL, where we merged 808 […]