I am an avid journaler but an extremely sporadic blogger at best, but now is a great time to catch up. There are so many things going on right now that I am both excited and passionate about. I joined Women Who Code’s Meetup a while back and happily lurked during online events, learning about the community and doing my best to stay current on Coding/Development trends. Over the past few months, I’ve become more active in my local community with the desire to apply my knowledge as a recruiter and IT professional to help WWCode members in their career search. I cannot recommend WWCode enough. I have met some amazing IT professionals in varying stages of their careers and found a welcoming community of people dedicated to fostering a positive environment for learning, growing, and sharing. I am delighted to be starting my volunteer journey with them. Check them out at https://www.womenwhocode.com/.
I also did a bit of traveling recently to check off a few Want To Do’s from my always-growing list of interests and drove to Florence AL to attend Alabama Chanin’s School of Making workshop. This was a goal about 10 years in the making when I first read about Natalie Chanin’s Project Alabama in WWD. It was one of the most creatively fulfilling experiences I’ve ever had. I spent three days surrounded by creatives in a lovely workspace/retail space, being fed twice a day and learning how to craft slow-stitch garments. After feeling stagnant for a while (like…a WHILE), it feels great to be moving in a direction that brings me so much joy.