What Weekends are Made For

Last week was nonstop so I made it a point to close the computer over the weekend. It was tough, but for three days straight, I pushed to spend several hours completely unplugged. This is why we moved here from California; to enjoy moments like Saturday’s. I saw my youngest niece for her 4th birthdayContinue reading “What Weekends are Made For”

That Success-from-Scratch Feeling

My console just kept running thousands of lines of code. What is going? Is this working? I’ve never created a giant database. It felt like a thunderstorm that wouldn’t stop and all I could do is wait it out. And then it abruptly stopped. I peered at it like a kid peeking out a window.Continue reading “That Success-from-Scratch Feeling”

The New Developer’s Dilemma: To be Basic or Not

Now starting my fifth week at my Full-Stack bootcamp, I gained and lost motivation to build a website with templates, and base inheritance using Python, Flask, and Jinja. Why? Because my website showcases my work. And honestly, template inheritance with Jinja feels pretty basic once I started teaching myself React.js and learning about DOM. I’veContinue reading “The New Developer’s Dilemma: To be Basic or Not”

Rediscovering Oneself

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin After dedicating a decade of my life to the betterment of my students, I packed up my classroom in pursuits of my own growth. Before the pandemic, I had made the decision to move 3,000 miles away from 3 decades of “home” andContinue reading “Rediscovering Oneself”