Writing

I used to be an extremely stubborn person. Back when I was working on student debt data for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, I got so afraid of crippling student loan debt. Crunching the numbers, it seemed impossible that I would be able to...

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I have a confession: I used the my first outline for this post to write it. I wasn’t feeling inspired or creative enough to just sit down and start writing. Sometimes that happens, but as a designer with deadlines and teammates relying on me to execute...

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It’s been a little over a year since I started working for Treehouse, which meant giving up the office lifestyle. My previous experience working remotely was relegated to a few snow days stuck in southern Delaware and days before holidays. Here’s what...

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I will preface this by saying I’m no expert in building javascript web apps from scratch. Most of the work I do using Javascript involves page interactions, working with apis, and prototyping. When my friend Courtney approached me with the idea to...

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About two months ago, I decided to take up running. As with anything I try to master, I gave it a scoff with slight arrogance, exclaiming, “So and so did it and is great at it, so why can’t I?!” In this case, it was my high-school aged cousin, Kevin...

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The first time I started using vim, it was more a necessity than by choice. It was a little bit too late for me to walk to work one morning and still make my morning meeting, so I did what I always did, rode my bike. Not even ten seconds after I had...

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Let's face it. The last time I thought about the scientific method, it was probably in high school. Back when the chairs for those heavy, black-topped were too tall for your knees to fit underneath and wearing safety googles meant not being able to...

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Two people standing on the outside deck of a Washington State Ferry.