Month: March 2019

My Thought for the Day…March 8, 2019

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.”

-Vince Lombardi


My Thought for the Day…March 7, 2019

“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed, the vision pulls you.”

-Steve Jobs


My Thought for the Day…March 6, 2019

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not part of your destiny.”

-Steve Maraboli


My Thought for the Day…March 5, 2019

“When the world does its level best to devalue me in ways that are nothing short of brutal, all it does is evidence my value”

-Craig D. Lounsbrough

This will happen.  Oh, maybe it’s not the world per se, (although sometimes it feels like it) it is usually just, I have found, jealous people who devalue you.

In the moment it can be hard to see their true purpose in the assault, but truly it is more a reflection of their low self-esteem than your true worth.  In truth their choice to assault you and attempt to degrade you does indeed evidence your value, for why else would they waste their time?

My Thought for the Day…March 4, 2019

“Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.”

-George Bernard Shaw

I chose this quote today as I contemplated the creation of this blog and possibly diverging from my original career plans of Web Development, considering, just what it is that brings me joy?  Art and design bring me joy.  They always have, but I never thought I could make a living doing it.


That is why I chose to change careers and to pursue Web Development back in late 2015.  I figured Web Development had some design capacity to it, and should provide me with marketable skills as I have always loved tech, computers, and languages.  I enjoyed it immensely at first, when it was really more about design that coding.  I don’t necesarily mind the coding, there is a great satisfaction in making something work or finding the bug or error that broke your page, but I don’t love it.


After I graduated this past summer I fell into a bit of gray period, all the jobs I saw were seeking experienced developers, I became overwhelmed with what I didn’t know.  I graduated my program with a 4.0 grade point average, and was on the dean’s list each semester, surely I must know something!


I even lost the urge to try to fill my deficits, something I never had a problem with before.  I used to love to seek out tutorials on things I didn’t know or to further my skills, I’d wake and be excited to find something new to learn or to work on each day.  I was seriously a tutorial junkie for a while!  I even thought of creating a site called “Tutorial Junkie” just to showcase that work!


A couple of months ago I decided to revisit the social media accounts I had set up for a my dog for the first website I ever created.  They were more of a joke then, but I had just read an article about your dog becoming an influencer on Instagram, and I thought why not?  I have a really cute and photogenic dog.  So I started to to develop her still empty Instagram account, @fionapuppypie.  I loved it and quickly grew her followers from 3 to well over 300 in about 2 months, in less than 4 months she is now at 808 followers!


I know, I am a dork.  But I learned a lot, and I also learned how to create interesting content, how to enage followers, and create loyalty through developing meanigful relationships, which I seriously value.


So where to now?  The future is wide open!



My Thought for the Day…March 3, 2019 (posted March 4, 2019)

“Be youself, everyone else is already taken.”

-Oscar Wilder

I chose this quote for today because sometimes we all need that reminder that we are sufficient the way we are.  Sure we all have areas we can improve, but trying to be or act like someone else, someone you think the world needs or wants is not needed.

The world needs YOU, and your unique talents and personality just the way you are.