One year turning into the next is exciting. I feel filled with hope and reenergized. It’s not about resolutions; I don’t really make goals. If I want to do something, I’ll just do it. It’s more about the feeling of knowing there’ll be new places to explore, relationships to grow, things to make, ideas to form,Continue reading “Looking forward”
I went to my first WordCamp this weekend in Denver. What’s a WordCamp? WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. It was a great to see coworkers from far away places and talk toContinue reading “Sketch notes from WordCamp Denver”
At Automattic, we have an online design magazine at design.blog. It’s something that our Head of Design, John Maeda created and it has become a joint effort across all the designers and design lovers I work with. Every Thursday we publish a new issue, which involves 2-3 articles from design leaders and a brand newContinue reading “design.blog”
I turn my brain off. I was recently explaining my strategy when mountain biking up a seemingly endless hill. I ignore the voice in my head that says to stop the second it becomes too hard. I only stop after its nagged me a few times. This helps me get better at climbing and eventually I’ll onlyContinue reading “Turn your brain off”
More mountain biking with coworkers! This time we parked our cars strategically so we got to bomb downhill. Michael ate some dirt, but otherwise it was a great time.
My coworkers Sheri and Chris were in town for a meetup and stayed a few extra days. She took some great pictures when we all went mountain biking in Evergreen at Three Sisters with Michael and Emi.
Inspired by the $5 Starbucks drink and my much craftier sisters, I made my own green tea lemonade. For the perfect summer drink, you just need to grab two ingredients. I’m sure you can guess what they are: Tazo iced lemongrass green tea Your favorite lemonade. I used Simply Follow the directions on the TazoContinue reading “Green tea lemonade”
My grandmother has had Alzheimer’s for the past several years. I’m told that she’s dying and doesn’t have much time left. My family has been sending me pictures and updates while I’ve been away and it has me thinking of the past. We have always called her Grandmother. Everyone did, even if she wasn’t their grandmother. IContinue reading “Grandmother”
Last March, my friend Parms* and I went on a 900 mile road trip to ski and snowboard. I was living in Chicago at the time and was itching to be in the mountains. She was having a not-so-stellar winter in New England and wanted that pow. We met each other in Salt Lake City,Continue reading “⛷ Road Trip 🏂”
My dad and I redid a 1987 VW Vanagon last year. We (well, mostly he) did quite a bit on it and continues to be a work in progress. He was itching to go on another road trip and I had to be in Utah for work. I think you can guess what happened next. He startedContinue reading “The open road”