I have spent quite a bit of time this year thinking about what impostor syndrome is and how it impacts me and those around me in the WordPress community. Turns out it can be crippling. Trust me, I know.
I have been on a journey of change and growth for the last few years, both personally and professionally. I went back to school to pursue another degree while working full time. It wasn’t easy, but I pulled off a 4.0 GPA over 43 credits in 21 months, all while staying very busy at work and not letting my homelife miss a beat. You would think that would make me feel like I was worthy of any acclaim that came my way. Well, it didn’t. No matter how much success I achieve (and I have done pretty good in the last year), I still feel like a total fraud and that I do not belong.
Sometimes, you just have to set a threshold that you will force yourself to cross, against all odds, regardless of obstacles. Failure to achieve the goals I have set for myself, basically a reset of my personal and professional lives, is not acceptable. When I look back at the last few years, it amazes me how […]
WordCamp Orlando 2014 Earlier today, I was honored to speak at WordCamp Orlando 2014. What is a WordCamp you ask? It is an informal community-organized event of WordPress users that extends from casual users to WordPress core developers. Combining sessions like the one I gave with plenty of open time to socialize with people from all over […]
Teaching can come in many forms, and can come about as teaching others or teaching yourself. It is all about a person having the desire to learn and share those learnings. In the not too distant past, I came to the realization that I was intellectually stagnating because I was not learning anything new, and […]