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I am a Female SharePoint Developer (a platinum unicorn). I have been working with SharePoint since I attended the Portal University in 2005. I hold a BA in Computer Science from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. I love playing Rockband, organizing user group meetings, working with code, attending events as a speaker or organizer, and having bizarre conversations about geek things with cool people. If you have any comments or questions fill out the contact form and I will try my best to help.



The Guide of a MOSSLover Becky Isserman's Blog

I finally am home.  I slept most of today, but I finally can say that my bed and I will be connecting.  That’s right my king size pillow top will have a nice conversation for 7 hours tonight.  A full 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep with Johnny at my side and Gambit laying right in the spot where I want to move my feet.  So anyway to recap I started in Kansas City worked my way to Phoenix had a layover in Vegas flew red eye to Boston and got stuck in Newark before I ended up coming home.  I saw Joel Oleson, Michael Lotter, Talbott Crowell, Dan Usher, Mark Miller, Bob Wicklund, David McWee, Tom Resing (in Women’s SPS Shirt), Geoff Varosky, John Stover, Sean Bordner, Chris Shaw, Rachel Appell, Craig Plinkerton, Inna Gordin, Rick (nology?), Erik Kraus…These are all the people I can remember.  I like to kind of write out a list, because it helps me remember more than anything.  I don’t want to be that jerk that gets approached at some conference, because I forgot someone.  I keep forgetting people constantly.  It’s really weird I think about not being in a clique, but technically I am in a clique.  For some reason I always end up in the back away from the popular people.  Some people throw themselves into the center with the popular ones.  I automatically don’t do that.  I automatically go to where there are a few people and I randomly start talking to someone new.  I never really noticed it until lately that I just do it nowadays.  About three years ago I would be the person hiding in the back away from everyone else not talking.  For example, I was at the airport and this guy gets into the tram at EWR and he just sits down minding his own business.  I just started talking to him trying to figure out who he was and why he was there.  In the end we start parting ways and I deliberately get his name and was like nice to meet you.  Seriously I never expected to be that person.  I was the person you avoided the weird kid.  The one who deliberately had the headphones on and read the book to avoid the rest of you.  This was me 9 years ago when I graduated high school.  I look back and I realize once I met my friend Leah everything went downhill from there.  She encouraged me to just go out and do crazy things.  I remember one time we were driving around somewhere in St. Louis trying to visit a friend and we get there.  She freaks me out and she says the maid or someone is watching.  So she’s like get out of here and I floor the gas pedal and almost hit someone.  We’re laughing.  I have no idea why I remember this every time I think of Leah.  Somehow ever since I met her I did all these crazy things.  The blonde hair and the Rockband singing and the public speaking.  She’s not the only encouraging factor in my life.  My dad is great.  But she was one of my first really great friends.  I really truly met some horrible people and there has been a beacon throughout all the horrible people.  My grandmother and my dad up until about high school.  Then Leah later on and Lee is a good example and Brian and Joyce and Johnny.  I am really grateful every day of my life to know these people.  Some of you I haven’t known long and some of you were there to help me out when I was crying.  If I haven’t told you all lately thank you so much.  I would not be who I am without the rest of you.  Every day I wake up and wonder how I got here.  I will continue to do so until the day I die.  I know this is ridiculous and sappy, but seriously there has to be someone in your life you haven’t told thank you too recently.  I can’t list everyone, but there are tons of you out there encouraging me and speaking good words.  I appreciate it.  Whoever you are thank you for the support.  If I somehow forget you remind me who you are.  Tell me your story.  This is my cue to go to sleep more fires to put out bug-wise.  I am developer and fixing bugs makes me feel good.  It’s like warm milk in the evening on a rainy day when you are 12 years old.   If you feel afraid to walk up to someone just remember we’re not superheroes…We’re all real people and none of us is perfect.  Have a nice night.

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 12:55 AM | Back to top


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