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The next few weeks will be all about downsizing my load of commitments and free-time to focus on a course I've been really excited about taking at Barcelona Code School. It will be super intense so I will keep my current workload as-is and will not be taking on any new clients until mid-June (at the end of the course).

At the end of last year I had taken a UX Design certification and was very underwhelmed by the course so this time I did A LOT more research before finally settling on a Front End Development program through BCS.

It starts mid April and I plan to blog about my experience because writing is a meditation for me.

It centers me and grounds me like a nice hot cup of coffee and it will be a nice change from all the new coding programs I will be learning.  Personally, I enjoy periods of intense focus and discipline. Being a martial artist for so many years has truly helped me value the lessons and benefits of discipline.

As my martial arts master always reminds me, "That no one can take this time, this learning from me."

I've interpreted that to mean that a path of learning is a gift you give to yourself. It's a sacred time of dedication to a personal goal or dream and an honoring of the voice inside you that's been telling you to get started in the first place.

 And so here we go! Walking further down the path of being a #momintech a #womenintech and a #digitalnomad. Such silly hashtags but it's a path I worked really hard to land on nonetheless.

As for my heart project The Beautuful Hens, I am still accepting story submissions!

xxx- Diane

 

 

Diane Serra
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I've been diligently preparing content for my latest photojournalism project as mentioned in the previous post. I give you, The Beautiful Hens.

It will be filled with stories of women I have been meeting that are forging their own paths in life. 

It's a heart-project that I've been meaning to get started on and I'm glad to have officially launched. I am also teaming up with photographers worldwide to help with the photoshoots as they are coming in from all over the globe. My dormant leadership qualities finally have a place to go now that I have a team to collaborate with.

This is very exciting!

We are currently accepting submissions for stories at www.thebeautifulhens.com

Diane Serra
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I have the great fortune to continually meet really nice women with lovely stories of triumph, change, balance and appreciation. Yet these days majority of the women I am meeting have literally "thrown away the rule book" of life and are actively, consciously creating their own lives and forging their own paths.

I admire them all and feel so drawn to helping these women get their stories out. These are stories of life that need to be heard and mostly need to be shared.

So I am working on developing a photojournalism project filled with the words of these women's lives. Maybe I will turn it into a podcast one day? Who knows. But at least I can start with a website carving out a piece of the digital world for these stories to live. I have secured a domain and a theme. I've just got to get started yet at the moment we are in the beginning phases of our new home remodel and my Spanish drivers license pursuit. I am sure if I slowly chip-away at this project it will be complete and ready to launch in no-time. 

Stay tuned!

 

Diane Serrashareyourstory