I have been trying to write this blog post for a month.

One of my challenges was to write a blog post every month. I fully intended to do this, which is why I went to my computer in the last week of February every day with the aim of writing a post. I then got distracted, or I couldn’t decide what to write about. For the past month, I’ve been coming up with ideas whilst falling asleep, in the shower or driving to work. They never made their way onto a piece of paper or a computer screen. I find this with a lot of things that I don’t deem as ‘necessary’.

However, I now wonder what I deem necessary. Doing laundry – yes. Making dinner – yes. Doing a little bit of extra work at home on the weekend to keep on top of things – sadly, this seems to come up as a yes a lot too. But many of the things I enjoy get pushed aside because they’re not productive enough. I’ve made barely any progress with the sketchbook (a couple pages), and I haven’t done any swatches for the knitting (though I am knitting a cowl for a colleague in a new stitch – the honeycomb).

Which is why my goal for the Immunity to Change course is to learn how to relax. If there’s anything important to you that you’d like to change about yourself (such as learning how to not procrastinate…), feel free to try out this little experiment with me.

I’m now going to go and be frivolous (i.e. play a computer game with my boyfriend). I don’t do this enough!

I can finally share one of my current projects!

Ok, if you read my previous post and clicked on a certain link, you would have discovered my real name. So hi! I’m Danielle.

The biggest reason for the reveal was so that I could share my knitting for charity fundraising page with you. However, I have another project I want to share with you… I’m learning HTML and CSS, using them to create a resume website for myself! I feel the skills I’m currently learning from this project are helpful today, what with so much of our lives online. I plan on going further with this and learning other languages, such as Javascript and something like Python, eventually leading to learning how to code iOS and Android apps.

So, without further ado, my work-in-progress website is……


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To be anonymous, or not to be anonymous?

I’ve been trying to decide recently whether or not to reveal my identity on this blog or not.

On the one hand, I have a new project that I’m working on that I would just love to share with you all and connect with the blog, but it reveals my name in a very big way. On the other, I feel I owe it to future employees to keep it anonymous.

I know that several people know who I am regardless, so maybe I should just bite the bullet! Any ideas?