A Quitting Coffee Update

Earlier I posted about quitting coffee. I’m still on that bandwagon, thankfully, even after having been given $45 worth of Starbucks gift cards for Christmas. So far what works for me is to just drink decaf coffee. I tried to go without coffee, but it was hard. Finding the right tea to make up for […]

On Having Too Many Interests

I am somewhere between an INTP and an ENTJ, and I have way too many interests. At least, that’s what I’m told. I am interested in learning, in constantly improving, and in exploring. I find it personally enjoyable to tackle new skills and gain new insight. Unfortunately, it makes me a bit of a jack of […]

Is There a Way Around IT Recruiters?

From what I’ve seen, IT recruiting is bad. My first thought was that the problem was limited to Indianapolis, but a quick round of Google Fu leads me to believe that the problem is endemic. I bring up this topic because my poor significant other has been contacted by dozens of them, and certain issues seem […]

My 2015 Goals

It’s the time of year where people reflect on the year before and plan for the year ahead. I am not immune from this annual tradition, and have formulated a list of goals for the upcoming year. My Prior Year – 2014 1. I got a promotion and a new job. In February 2014 I was promoted […]

The Workout that Kicked my Ass for Four Days

So, I really love the idea of having fitness and nutrition tips at my fingers. I don’t have the money for a lot of equipment, nor the room to store it in or even USE it. So I am limited to inexpensive options. I also have four children, a full-time job, and of course all my […]

Things Not To Do While You’re Quitting Coffee

So, I’ve wanted to quit coffee for a while now. My reasons are numerous: I want to sleep better I have an extremely hard time waking up Yellows teeth Headaches if I don’t drink enough Makes my resting tremors worse Potentially expensive Potentially caloric I do enjoy the taste of coffee. I’ve drank it consistently […]

Learning Java is Hard (There, I said it!)


So, I just wanted to rant for a second. Learning Java is hard. Learning to program is hard. I’m the type of person who, in school, found learning easy. I still spend much of my free time learning how to do new things and learning new ideas. I’m an INTP – a perpetual learner. I […]

Mark Manson’s “Love is Not Enough”

How I feel about my career.

The other day my boyfriend shared a post with me entitled Love is Not Enough by Mark Manson. Now my boyfriend is a certified hypnotherapist, and so he shares emotional stuff with me all the time. This one was probably one of the best he’s ever shared with me, to be honest. In this post, Mark […]

Forging Your Life’s Path

Green background with words "Your Life Path"

I have spent a long time trying to figure out what I was doing with my life. I have been a bit lost for as long as I know. As a kid, I wanted to be a writer; I was absorbed in the books that filled my childhood. In middle school, I was wrapped up […]