I’m Dana. I’m learning about web development and documenting my personal journey.

I am a mom and a wife. I am currently an educator, formerly a performer, always a creator.

I’ve been in education for 9 years. The field has provided me with incredible opportunities, skills and experiences. While there are elements of teaching and education that I love and find deeply rewarding, sometimes I feel like it fits me like a suit that’s too big. I make adjustments here and there – try different shoes, cuff and uncuff, button and unbutton – it never seems to fit quite right. Is it imposter syndrome? Maybe.

I’ve come to this conclusion several times over the years, but have never done much about it. So, I’m embarking on a journey of self-discovery. Am I skilled enough (and do I like it enough) to make this more than a hobby??

Myers Briggs says I’m an INFJ/INTJ. It says I could be a counselor, writer, designer or developer.

The DISC assessment says I’m an S/C, which makes for a good engineer, programmer, therapist, educator or developer.

Skillcrush says I want to be a front end developer.

In between working full-time and raising kids, I’m trying to figure out what to do to be the person I want to be and live the life I want to live.

Because I’m a working mom, you’ll see elements of mommyhood sprinkled about here and there.

Are you on a similar path? Hoping to learn more about web development or connect with those already in the industry?

Refill your mug. Mind the legos on the floor as you pull up a seat. Get comfy.
Let’s do this.

“She believed she could, and so she did.”