Category: Life

Musings from an Introvert

On most days, I’m just fine being an introvert. I enjoy spending time by myself, whether I’m lost in code or getting shit done around the house or just relaxing in my comfy recliner. But other days I wish there was an off switch for my introversion. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a … Continue Reading

Becky: You Deserve It, Dammit!

I suffer from Imposter Syndrome. I also suffer from Asshole Brain Syndrome™. I am my own worst enemy.  Earlier this year, I was working out on a regular basis and eating right. I was actually starting to feel good. Not necessarily happy, but good nonetheless. At some point, something happened and I stopped working out … Continue Reading

A Brand New Becky?

This past weekend I was in Minneapolis, and it was just what the doctor ordered. I feel invigorated and ready to take on the world. The purpose of the trip was to attend WordCamp Minneapolis. It was my first WordCamp, 2nd conference in Minneapolis this year, and 4th trip to Minneapolis in the past year and … Continue Reading

Dear Santa

Hey Santa. What’s up? Sorry I’m writing so late in the holiday season. I didn’t really have anything that I wanted to ask you for. I’m at a point where I can buy the fun toys that I want for myself (like my Fitbit and my Pioneer Woman dutch oven). But … if you have a little … Continue Reading

Bucket List Revisited

My birthday is one month from today. And it’s gonna be a big one. The big FOUR-OH. Oh HELL NO! I hate admitting that that’s how old I am, but it’s a fact (unfortunately). As it did 2 years ago, this milestone has me reflecting on my life. But instead of the negative, I’m trying to … Continue Reading

Reflections

I have a birthday coming up next week. I’ll be the big 3-8. 38? Thirty-eight?!? How the hell did I get to be 38? I’ve been feeling a bit down since Monday … more so than usual. It has me reflecting on my life and where I am. Yes … I am a home owner. … Continue Reading

Is this the one?

At the beginning of this summer, I embarked on a new journey. I decided that I wanted to move forward on my dream of owning my own home. I’m actually surprised that I haven’t blogged about it at all. I’ve gotten extremely tired of my apartment. It’s a one bedroom with a living room that … Continue Reading

10 Years Later

Today is the 10 year anniversary of the tragedy at the World Trade Center in New York. Everyone seems to be posting memories, so I thought I would too. I didn’t have a blog back then. I didn’t start blogging until June 2002. Twitter and Facebook weren’t around back then either. So I’m going off … Continue Reading

Dear Bullies

I had a dream last nite where I told off one of the classmates who made my life a living hell in high school. It wasn’t the ringleader, but it was one of the jackasses that joined in. It felt good to tell him off. I think I even made him cry a little (his … Continue Reading

Another Lifetime Ago

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in the weather. Somewhere around junior high, I decided that I wanted to go to college for meteorology. I remember a family trip to Kasota, MN (in southern MN) … Mom, Dad, sister, Grandma, aunts, uncles, and cousins. I don’t remember exactly when this was, … Continue Reading