At the end of my work day, I’m here on the couch, notebook on my lap, dogs sprawled out around me, eating fine chocolate (with Macadamia nuts), studying for my Python programming course… It’s almost 8 p.m. and I’m trying to learn about Boolean logic.
Someone else is probably picturing this as their worst nightmare – you mean you work and then you study? By choice?
But in my mind, I’m actually going through the courses I can take after this one and I’m feeling pretty excited about it.
You see, learning has always been my thing.
As soon as I began going to school, I was already reading the entire library and trying to learn as much as possible. When I was in (the Italian equivalent of) 7th grade I was shocked to find out that my classmates had no idea what “obsolete” meant and when I got to high school I liked to read schoolbooks just for fun.
So when I found out I could become a translator and read about new, different things all the time I was elated.
And when, a couple of years in, I found out I had the time to study whatever I wanted AND use it for work, I was even more enthusiastic. Talk about being lucky, finding the best job for your skillset AND inclinations!
That’s what I want to say with this blog post: being and spreading gratitude and positivity is important, in your life but also on the workplace (even if that workplace is your couch!). For me it means:
(Bonus unicorn gif to thank you for reading this far)
I will be talking more about this in one of my next blog posts about the biggest lesson I learned in 2017. Stay tuned! :)
Do you ever have one of those moments when you feel great about yourself and your job? On A MONDAY?
Yes, I know, Talk about once in a lifetime.
Today I called the other side of the world on behalf of a regular client of mine and in a matter of minutes I managed to solve a huge, long-standing problem for him. Talk about the power of languages.
And right now, I'm feeling more productive than ever.
Every week should start like this. I know I wouldn't mind powerhousing through every Monday feeling great and checking one task after the other off the list.
Motivation at its best - I have most of my professional/leisure trips sorted out for most of the year.
Maybe I'll see you there? ;-)
After years kind of working on sofas with a 14" laptop, lately I've been on a quest to build the perfect ergonomic workstation (more on that in a later post).
Today I was tinkering with my new 28" screen and I opened my website for the first time... How cool does it look?
Having a professional monitor, designed to help with eye strain, is easy on the eyes in more than one sense: looks great and crisp and keeps you functioning all day long.
Should have gotten one sooner :-)
Taking a few days "off", even just for visiting a trade fair.
In June I went to the Web Marketing Festival in the beautiful city of Rimini.
I managed to meet nice and interesting people, attend interesting presentations...
After two hard days of networking and catching up with the latest in web marketing, I also managed to pay a couple of visits to the beach. Not a bad place to attend a conference, if you ask me.
Last but not least: can you go on a nice, albeit brief, trip and not enjoy the local specialties?
A well stuffed cascione with local fresh cheese, spinach and sausage.
Super fresh fish
Bonus picture! I have been attending conferences and events for a while now, but I always feel super fancy with my name badge.