Navel Gazing

My father likes to tease me that I’m a “navel gazer”. I spend a lot of time in my own head, but I think it results in me being a far more self-aware person (as opposed to self-absorbed).

Update and a Little Bit of a Rant

Wow, I haven’t written in quite a while.  I’ll get my excuses out of the way.  Starting in roughly August of 2016, I entered medical treatment for infertility.  It’s an interesting situation.  I am by medical definition infertile because I have been unable to get pregnant after 6 months of trying.  It’s a pretty broad […]

I Am a Woman Biased Against Women in STEM

I Am a Woman Biased Against Women in STEM

Many, many years ago I walked in to the North American Network Operators Group’s favorite vendor event, Beer N’ Gear, with two other female Network Engineers. I expected to check out some of the latest hardware offerings since my team was responsible for build and operation of a multi-million-dollar network. The first vendor greeted us […]

Wedding Wrap Up

Wedding Wrap Up

I don’t have any pictures to share yet and the whole thing was a bit of a blur, but we managed to actually get hitched on October 3rd in Seabrook!  It was great to have all of our friends and family out and many of them were able to visit with us at Oceans Five. […]

A Post That Isn't a Post

A Post That Isn’t a Post

I guess this is a sort of informal update and to admit that I’m not dead.  You may, or may not have, noticed that I pulled all of the beauty related posts from the blog.  I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about several different projects I’d liked to work on and while I […]

Independence and Self-Esteem

Independence and Self-Esteem

Several months ago I was listening to the TED Radio Hour podcast while commuting. I really enjoy spending my drive time listening to them. My mind has all kinds of new fodder when I spend the time listening instead of numbingly staring at tail lights. I don’t remember which episode I was listening to. I […]

The Homebuying Experience

The Homebuying Experience

Lardy it’s been a long… what? nearly a year?  In late last winter I started looking for a new house and land. I absolutely ADORE my little house (pictured in this post) with barn, pasture, and huge backyard.  From my pink bathroom to the chandelier above my bed my little house has been my home […]

Heading Back to School as a Professional (again)

Heading Back to School as a Professional (again)

Here’s my dirty little secret in the work force… I never completed a college degree.  Yep, that’s correct.  I’ve (mostly) enjoyed a 16 year career in the tech sector and I never received a degree.  Not only that, I have actually never taken a computer science course.  I feel very fortunate that I was given […]

Wash Away My Sorrows

Wash Away My Sorrows

When I can’t sleep I listen to a rain track. The steady drum of the drops hitting trees. The patter of the water collecting in spots and hitting solid ground. I can imagine the smell of the ozone and earth. It reminds me of camping with my sister and mother, of seasonal Oregon nights. If […]