And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Affirmations, Code Platoon, Expat in Italy, GIFTE, Health, Insane Productivity, Long Read, Mid-Life Reinvention

Coding, Wanderlusting, or Both? Or Something Else?

That is the question.

I can’t make the move to Chicago for the Code Platoon boot camp. I wish I could, but I simply don’t have the fundage or the family to help me. My family… I will save that topic for another day when I’m more awake.

Speaking of being awake – let me go make my second cup Continue reading “Coding, Wanderlusting, or Both? Or Something Else?”

Code Platoon, freeCodeCamp, Learning Programming, Mid-Life Reinvention

Introducing the Future Ms Ruby on Rails

Last year while I was sitting in a very HOT Ljubljana, Slovenia I began to think again for something like the millionth time of getting back into IT. Instead of turning to Dice or Booz Allen Hamilton’s Alumni program I went to LinkedIn. In February of 2016, I was given a year free on lynda.com and Continue reading “Introducing the Future Ms Ruby on Rails”

Learning Programming, Long Read, Mid-Life Reinvention

Follow up to Desperately Seeking a Career

It’s been a very quick quasi three weeks since I wrote the post Desperately Seeking a Career and what an interesting almost three weeks it’s been!

I have been working hard on my psyche, as I’m sure you’ll agree that without the proper prior training combined with everything I have been through it Continue reading “Follow up to Desperately Seeking a Career”

Coaching, Exercise, Expat in Italy, Mid-Life Reinvention

My First Video is Published: Lessons Learned

I’ve been thinking about making a video for quite some time. Actually, I made a video a couple of years ago walking through Bracciano with my camera. But what I’m talking about is sitting at home and talking blindly to the computer about things.

Things like my GIFTE program and my Insane Productivity Continue reading “My First Video is Published: Lessons Learned”

Insane Productivity, Mid-Life Reinvention

Learning How to Be a Better Me

Word of the day:

EXCITED

Why?

Because I was incredibly fortunate to be able to get in on Darren Hardy’s Insane Productivity program. I have been following him for the past 12 years through his Success Magazine, which I LOVED.

Last October I purchased a digital subscription to Success Magazine Continue reading “Learning How to Be a Better Me”

Jacksonville FL, Living in the United States

The Jacksonville Scene: Narcissists, Alcoholics, and Sociopaths

It is such a shame that this pretty city is full of people with a terrible mentality. Last night one of my “friends” on Facebook publicly shared an article on the similarities between a narcissist and an alcoholic.

Since I’m an expert on being on the receiving end of these kinds of people Continue reading “The Jacksonville Scene: Narcissists, Alcoholics, and Sociopaths”

Building a Travel Agency, Joys of Middle Age, Learning Programming, Mid-Life Reinvention

Desperately Seeking a Career

It’s been 3,334 days or 9 years 1 month 16 days since I got laid off, but who’s counting?

In those 9+ years I got divorced; my daughter graduated high school; my son came back to live with me; my sociopathic ex-manfriend disappeared; my son moved back to Seattle; I met my current partner; I sold, Continue reading “Desperately Seeking a Career”

Health, Joys of Middle Age

Can I Ever Get Enough Caffeine?

Good Morning Awake People!

I am not one of them. This is becoming a routine that is quite unappealing!

All I want to do is write a coherent blog post, but I am trying to keep my eyes open while waking my brain up. Seriously, I feel stupid. I don’t even know if the problem is a lack of sleep or lack Continue reading “Can I Ever Get Enough Caffeine?”

Quotes

Does work mean prison, or can it be fun?

I’ve been searching for something to do with my life, before it’s over, for oh, my whole life. A few years ago my father said I should get back into IT because it pays well. I told him I don’t like IT, it’s not fun, at which his reply was

Work is called work for a reason, otherwise it would be called fun.

Continue reading “Does work mean prison, or can it be fun?”

Life

Caked On Makeup Metaphor

I suppose you might like to know what the purpose of my starting this blog is, and furthermore, why I chose the name Caked On Makeup.

First, let me introduce myself. I’m Kimberly in real life – Sasha when I’m being funny, and I’m happy to meet your acquaintance. I just turned an age that has a zero Continue reading “Caked On Makeup Metaphor”