Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome – such a terrible name and it just feels dirty to say, right? Recently I spent time with LeanInAgile (LIA) DMV Spiral chatting about this topic! Such a fun time! I have listened to other talks and reading articles and trying to determine if this was a thing I had (like a rash),…

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Do you have a best friend at work?

One of my favorite and sometimes heartbreaking questions regarding work and how valid it is – “Do you have a best friend at work?” It’s such a simple set of words, but such a poignant question.  So much behind that question. Do you have that person that you can share your victories, even the little…

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Your Traits

Who made you who you are today? Who instilled in you the traits you are proud of? Recently while working on a presentation it popped into my mind that that my mom was “my personal RBG”. Seems like a weird sentiment, but after watching the documentary on Justice Ginsburg, I was amazed at her history,…

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New and improved…

I was reviewing my blogs here and goodness… i’ve been doing this for, a, very, long time. I listened to a pod cast about having a brand… and so i decided i needed to redo this site to match where i wanted to go professionally. But i also want to keep my hikes and stories…

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The Agile Manifesto Turns 20!

The Agile Manifesto is 20! The Manifesto can vote and it is just 1 year from being able to legally drink, how crazy is that?! Been marinating on the manifesto this month… #1 – Individuals and interactions over process and tools.  A friend gave me advice about how to build additional trust and buy in…

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Mount Morrison

Was suggested this trail by my Ultra Marathon-r gym buddy. I underestimated the butt kicking this thing was! We weren’t sure where the trail head was and we watched the radio tower as we drove around Red Rocks. Very easy to find actually – entrance 4, walk up a touch, it’s on the left by…

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Lost Lake via Hesse Trail

We had been trying to get up to Nederland and this trail all summer. Something always got in our way, timing, mosquitos, etc… We finally had a fully free day, it was cooler, and sunday it was going to snow! The drive was meandering when we chose to skip the toll road. But it was…

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Silver Dollar Trail

One of my favorite trails, always fun to try and figure out when the snow will clear! This year was one of the latest and flowers were gorgeous! The first year we did the trail we didn’t make it all the farthest lake. The second time we attempted it, there was so much snow, we…

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James Peak

One of the hardest hikes – ever? 9 miles, 8 hours, 30 mph winds, snowfield to overcome, and a trail that was all unstable rocks! Snap! We started off “early”, hit the parking lot at 7am to start our adventure. I had extra weight in my pack – at some point, it will feel so…

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