In Pursuit of Awesome: The Myth of the “Right” Time

Perfect timing, right?

I got an amazing response to my In Pursuit of Awesome post, here and on Geek Feminism. It’s inspired me to write a series of posts where I explore some of the tips I wrote about and related topics in more depth. Let me offer you a scenario. You move to a new place and […]

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In Pursuit of Awesome

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My coolest title right now is “Instigator of Awesome” at Awesome Ottawa. So what’s Awesome Ottawa? It’s a group of 10 trustees and a Dean of Awesome, and every month we give away $1000 to enable something awesome. So far, we’ve funded an art-flash-mob, a living-evolving installation, a 350-org climate change event. When Levannia asked […]

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Inside and Outside My Comfort Zone

The other day, I had a phone interview for quite possibly my dream job. With the encouragement of my mentors and friends I was feeling good about it, and going for it, until a few hours before when I was practically vibrating with fear. I don’t know how it went. I definitely didn’t connect with […]

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You May Say I’m a Dreamer…

Recently, I read something that said (I’m paraphrasing): The surest way to mediocrity is trying to be liked by everyone. Shortly after, I met the conspiracy theorist Mike Levin, of Unfolding Magazine to talk about Awesome Ottawa, you can read the article here. I didn’t really like the article, but I’m trying to embrace the […]

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Awesome Ottawa – on the Radio!

You know that feeling when you get on a high speed train, or a rollercoaster? There’s a jolt as it starts and to me it feels like my stomach got left behind a little as my body moved forwards. That’s kinda what’s been happening with Awesome Ottawa lately. I talked to a friend, mentioned it […]

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Making Ottawa More Awesome

Check out my guest post on the Code Factory blog the Road Less Travelled. The Awesome Foundation is a group of 10 people who every month award a grant of $1000 to someone to enable something AWESOME. Examples include: a giant laser, a cotton candy cannon, and a “happiness hat” (my personal favourite). . Ultimately, […]

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Awesome Foundation Ottawa

I’ve heard that you should be the change you want to see in the world. Well, I would like the world to be more AWESOME. It’s time to take action on that, and I have a plan. There’s this thing that was started up in Boston last year called the Awesome Foundation. Basically, it’s a […]

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