Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, or What's Next for Me

A pessimist lives in my head. You know what I'm talking about: the voice that tells you that you can't; that you're not good enough or smart enough; that you'll…

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Why I'm Quitting Crochet, or There is No "Easy Way Out"

I have decided to stop crocheting professionally. I'll be closing my Etsy shop and all crochet-related social media pages later in the week. I'll no longer be taking custom order…

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I Don't Know Who I Am, and That's Okay.

Who am I? I'm no longer a student: high school and college degrees sit lonely in my cabinet. I do not work in a traditional sense: since quitting my most…

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concrete5 Errors and Media Temple Grid Hosting

Are you encountering strange errors and erratic behavior on your concrete5 site? Do you use Media Temple grid hosting? I recently had this issue and solved it with a few…

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Laravel 4 Artisan Migrate: Zero-length delimited identifier error (PostgreSQL)

While following a tutorial on form processing with Laravel, I tried running php artisan migrate. An error that I wasn't anticipating appeared: [Illuminate\Database\QueryException] SQLSTATE[42601]: Syntax error: 7…

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Miscarriage and Molar Pregnancy: My Story

Last week, I stopped hiding. I revealed to the world two of my deepest, darkest secrets: I had both a miscarriage and a molar pregnancy between December 2013 and February…

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