OK so I know that two posts ago I was all “I’m going to split my year into 4 educational phases,” but as I struggled to finish yet another self-paced online course while continuing to cut my teeth in Ruby at work, I realized that even this plan of “focus” was perhaps not focused enough. … More 365 Days of Coding
Ok. So, many many many more career thoughts to report. Sometimes I feel like I’m being redundant with these posts…but figuring out your life’s work is neither linear nor straightforward. I think we’re allowed to go in circles a bit. So I present to you, another right turn. I got my shit together this weekend, … More A year to decide, and a lesson in focus
This is a topic I’ve struggled with quite a bit. Let’s backtrack a bit. I went to networking event last night, organized by Women Who Code [Portland]. The last time I was at a Women Who Code event, I became so inspired and so fired up about the tech industry that a few months later, … More When you aren’t passionate about programming paradigms
I can feel the creative juices flowing! Unfortunately, they are flowing at work, when I have other things I don’t want to do, to do. On this episode of Raquel changes her career path..again: I have decided to be a web designer. lol. Ok, well maybe not yet. I have decided, however, to very seriously … More HTML + CSS: Week 1ish
It’s 8:35am, and rather than being in my car or on a bus headed in to work, I am sitting under my covers with a cold brew in hand and a new purpose in life. Ha, just kidding. Mainly, it’s Friday, and I don’t care to be early to work today. I’ve also got a … More Any first step is a good first step…right?
Today was a sunny day. Which means, in Portland, today was a great day. It really does blow my mind how sunshine can alter your mood so drastically. The sun, my early arrival to work, (early to rise, early to GTFO of the office amirite). Not too shabby for a Monday. But, today, the main … More Back on the Ruby train
It’s 8:39am on a Sunday, and I am half-awake. My body still seems to be in early rising mode, so after a few futile attempts to force myself back to sleep, I give in, and decide to grab some coffee. It’s a routine I’ve come to love, to expect, and to depend on. While bae … More Morning Coffee Run