Deliberately Editing

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It’s important to give yourself time to decide if certain things are still relevant in your current way of life. Over the last 6 months I have made a decision that reflect my determination to deliberately edit-out the things that just don’t work for me anymore.

Spoiler alert- I’m much happier for it.

Deliberate life edit #1- Quitting my martial arts practice that so profoundly shaped my early adulthood and helped me become the adult I am today. I was a devoted practitioner since my early 20’s and at one point of my life, left college in order to focus solely on my martial arts training. Yet over the past 3 years, no matter how hard I tried to continue my practice, it just would.not.work. I tried everything- hired extra child care for my daughter, adjusted my training schedule, and even pursued other training options. Yet over and over I was met with the realization that it was time to let this sport go- and for good. And I am much happier having finally owned up to it.

Looking back I often think, “I should have done this sooner!”, as I have been able to explore many other fitness options that actually fit my current way of life.

Anyways, I’m sure deliberate life-editing will be practiced well into this new year and I am looking forward to it!

{This post was inspired by THIS POST}

Heading into 2019

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2018 finished calmly as my time in Spain is coming to it’s final week. I have been able to stay on track with my UX design work at Xrossworld and I have mostly been able to stay on top my workload on a full design/coding project for Women in Green, San Diego. There is still plenty to do and one more holiday here to celebrate in Catalunya before we head back to San Diego.

During my time here I have also enjoyed telling my network of professional women about platforms I have enjoyed as a women in tech, or even just as a working mother.

Such platforms are THE MOM PROJECT and UPWORK.

As I think about what I want to focus on when I get back to San Diego, it is much the same as I have been focusing since i finished my Full Stack Development bootcamp- attending weekly meetups and workshops through WOMEN WHO CODE San Diego , coding every day and participating in language meetups to keep my Spanish and Catalan improving.

This will be a wonderful year for career progression and I look forward to it!

Happy new year everyone.