I’m not ready to share my story, but reading yours helps me and, no doubt, countless others who have experienced something similar.
I never expected such an outpouring of love and support and I am almost completely at a loss for words.
So I’m gonna quote you.
If you’re in the Groningen area 18 May 2016 around 19:15, we’re meeting at the Launch Cafe. Come on by.
— K Rain Leander (@rainsdance) May 13, 2016
Prompt is simply a means of encouraging a conversation about mental health at tech conferences and meetups.
You can read my notes on the aforementioned post, but I’m going to respond / reflect on these in particular:
“#1 VISION forming and spending a lot of time on your vision (a leader is someone who goes the way and shows the way) what does a good vision look like? paint a positive vision of the future. to show the way out. not to sugar coat things. but to show the way out. WHAT are we doing? WHY are we doing this? (HOW? leave this to the team)
Commander’s INTENT (in one sentence figure out what it is that we are doing) “the single most important thing that we must achieve for this task / project is…”
These are my notes, but what do they mean?
“I thought Thirsty Thursday was going the way of all flesh, Rain.”
Yes, you’re right. It was. But then I was writing this morning, letting my fingers do the walking, per se, and realized that it wasn’t the ‘thirsty thursday’ aspect of Thursday that I didn’t like, but the specific post about water that didn’t resonate.
But tea? TEA IS AWESOME.
There are actually very few women doing podcasts which is one of the strongest reasons why I want to start my own. I have no idea how I’ll host it or what I’ll talk about, but when I see very few people doing something, the urge to go do it is too tempting to resist.
Here are a few AMAZING and INSPIRATIONAL women’s podcasts, the first of which I listen to actively while the rest are being added to my list AS SOON AS I FINISH THIS POST.
Stories from people on their coding journey. “We are the most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code.”
That link is actually a massively beautiful kickass informative commercial. BUT. It’s a BRILLIANT massively beautiful kickass informative commercial. Watch it from the beginning. There’s a lot of amazing information there. And, yes, it’s like the drugs – the first one’s free and then you throw all your money at them.
I’m so there.
Yes, I’m STILL HIGH from the kickassedness of So You Wanna Be An OpenStack RDO TripleO Active Technical Contributor but I need to move on. It’s two days later.
It’s Thirsty Thursday and that just doesn’t resonate.
Partially joking, partially serious, I posted on twitter / google+ / facebook yesterday: Continue reading “Not Feeling The Thirsty Thursday Vibe”