Building resilience with a therapist

When we sense something isn’t quite right with our body, or something has changed that we are unsure of, we get it checked out. We do so in a preventative way – our body and health is what keeps us going, and we don’t want anything sneaking up on us. Maybe you’ve got a bit of a toothache, best to see your dentist before that turns into a cavity. Maybe you’ve started feeling something in your throat, so you see your doctor to get it checked out – you know, just in case something serious is up. Or maybe you’ve…

Public speaking is about more than speaking

Back in 2008 I started studying a degree in Mathematics Education, which is essentially a degree that qualifies you to teach. I pursued this because of my joy for helping others, but there was something about the course that wasn’t right for me. Whilst I loved the aspect of teaching and sharing knowledge amongst others – I still craved my passion for programming. So a year later, I made the switch to study Computer Science. Last year I caught a bug for writing and back in February when I first spoke in public, I caught a bug for that too. So far, both of…

Code != Life

On finding the balance between side-projects and headspace. I love side-projects. Whether it’s coding, writing or designs — they’ve helped me to be more creative, strengthen my abilities and experiment with new ideas. However, I’ve always found it very easy to get obsessed and balance is important — something that until this year, I sucked at. At the end of last year I took a 3 1/2 week holiday to road trip around Arizona. No laptop, no code, limited mobile connectivity and a great friend in a pretty isolated place of America. This is where I managed to begin slipping out of a habit…