Baby’s First Ever #Hackathon!

October was a rush and a blur. I did many things in the past month, but as the title suggests, one of the biggest “wins” was that I participated in my first ever Hackathon! (As a matter of fact, I participated in TWO!) I have also been working on the #100DaysOfCode Challenge, along with beginning my #3090FitnessChallenge on October 1st.  Along with continued Chemo Treatment meant that I had a really busy […]

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My Summer Reflections: Decluttering, #100DaysOfCode, Arthritis, and Chemo

Time just keeps on flying by! September is almost over, and I haven’t done any Monthly Reflections since my first one in June!  So here’s one for July, August, and September… Basically Summer 2017! July In July, I officially began my Minimalism Journey by dumping out my main closet and creating a huge mess in my apartment, as well as donating a huge portion of my wardrobe. It was a […]

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Why I’m Taking a Chemo Drug #ButYouDontLookSick

Three weeks ago, I took my first dose of Methtrexate (MTX), a chemotherapy agent, and an immuno-suppresant drug, after months of persistent, debilitating chronic pain.  It had begun in my foot early spring, and by the time I started the drug, the pain had spread to my shoulder, elbow, multiple fingers, hips, and even to my jaw. In beginning of August, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis by a Rheumatologist at […]

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Rules, Habits, and Routines: Being an Obliger

According to Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies Quiz, I am an Obliger.  When I read the description of the term for the first time last month, it immediately clicked for me. And, as it turns out, I lost 20 lbs last year by playing to my “Obliger” tendencies.  All without even knowing it. Who is an “Obliger?” I thrive on Rules, To-Do Lists, and Planning Ahead.  If you know me […]

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Why I Run

I have never been a “natural athlete.” I have never had talents for the athletics, and I trip over air periodically.  Knowing this (I guess I was always a slow slothy child), my parents put me through vigorous athletic childhood.  I swam for 10 years (2 to 12 years old), and played tennis for almost just as long (though from end of elementary school through high school).  I also dabbled […]

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