The Yogi Coder

Here I am again, thinking and getting extremely excited about ANOTHER idea.

This time, is starting a weekly podcast where I can share more about the challenges of women in the workplace, in tech and in general fun facts and jokes about being a woman :D I believe it would be super fun and maybe enlightening to listen to some great talents I know and myself (not such a great talent hehe) talking about challenges and fun jokes we are able to make of our everyday situations. I would like to have a space besides IG stories where I can share openly about female day to day challenges that not many people feel comfortable talking about, but the little I have shared on my stories, I have received great feedback on "how enlightening has been" for some male friends and "how much they relate" for some female friends. So here I am again super excited about this new project, the only problem is that I have found it extremely hard to commit with time and energy to any of my "ideas" or projects.

For example:

  1. The app I wanted to build with so many of you who enlisted on my form at the coding section. It has been extremely tough to find the time to invest in it and commit for as long as that app and project needs.

  2. The youtube video channel I started and today it only has two bad-quality(recorded with my phone) videos, I still feel like I would like to share videos but it is tough to convince people to be infront of a camera and I think you guys would get so bored if it was only me talking every time :D

  3. I have designed a line of T-shirts with super fun phrases and designs of #BetheNerd and "I am a coder and my super power is yoga" or "I am a yogi and my super power is coding" etc, etc. I love the designs I created but still haven't found the time to find a supplier that produces good quality cotton tshirts and also find the platform that allows me to deliver worldwide (I don't want to create goods that are only for "x" country).

  4. Now, the podcast! :D [insert facepalm emoji here]

So all 4 projects are close to my heart and get me super excited but I have a full time job that demands tons of time, focus and creativity so by the end of the day It becomes tough to give my best to any of these projects.

Plus now there is an opportunity of building my own consulting agency for ecomm & mkt :D so that as well will take tons of time, but that is a business or like my job "a responsible way of earning money"

OHH and I should not forget I also have hobbies that change often hehe like;

Yoga, which is not really a hobby but a habit that I need to stay sane hehe but it does require daily time commitment.

Now I am soo excited to re-learn to play the guitar hehe I brought back home my guitar (from my parents house) and already wrote down what are the songs I will be practicing to relearn. So this also will take some time of my week but it is a hobby that helps me relax and release creativity :D

All while keep having time for my friends and family and of course quality time with my love.

So practically, if I wanted to do it ALL I would have to divide myself in 5 different yogi coders haha

So the only answer will be RUTHLESS prioritization, one of my biggest learnings from working at FB.

Will see, I do not have the answer now but will start ruthlessly prioritizing my top 3 activities that I will be able to commit to, while being responsible enough to have a stable income.

see you at my IG stories ;-) @TheYogiCoder

  • August, 2017

I want to share an update on my blog on what my plans are for this community that has been growing daily.

First I want us to have a place where we can share and learn from each other, free, open and respectfully.

Second, I want to learn to collaborate in remote teams to build one same project together! that is why the coding posts on Joining our developer's group is for. I will be publishing product pitches to see who would like to be part of it and build it together (small team of 5 people) owning a big piece of it.

Third, I want to be able to share my experiences with yoga and vegan life, how hard it actually is, what challenges I face and how do I manage them (most times not that good haha) the reasons why I decided to practice yoga and eat vegan and what are the benefits in an honest transparent way.

As an extra I wanted to share my thoughts and recommendations on different subjects like the challenges of women in tech and work/life balance.

Please let me know what you think and any ideas or recommendations on what I should add or remove from this website :) I want to hear you all!

see you at my IG stories @TheYogiCoder

  • June, 2017

Honestly, it was out of helping a friend who wanted to start her own beauty and fashion blog, I wanted to show her how it could be done by starting an IG account and sharing your REAL self with the world. (since I work at FB I thought I could have a good perspective on how IG works)
After a couple weeks of encouraging talks and guides on how to create her blog, she started the blog and IG account, and my only real advice was: "Just do it! You have tons of knowledge and talent in fashion and beauty (she is literally and expert, she has worked on beauty and fashion for years) so just share your perspective and always be yourself."
The funny part was that she ended up teaching me, she put all her time and effort into her IG account and started building an exponential increasing audience. Now, she has grown to more than 11k followers in less than 4 months. Which is Awesome! And made me so proud! She really took it seriously and made it happen.

Now I decided to have my own blog as a therapy, committing to write once a week and share in a daily basis, two of the things that I feel the most passionate about: learning to code and encouraging women to get interested in tech, and my yoga practicing continuous learning path. So here I am.
The blog took so long because last couple months I have had a huge work load at FB and many work trips so It has been tough to commit to build my website from scratch by myself.

But here I have my first blog post! :D I'm so excited because even when it looks so simple, It took so much effort to make everything work. This is just the first phase, I will add my 2 categories: Yoga & coding and will share in each a weekly yoga flow and advances on my coding projects, hoping this encourages you to start learning and practicing anything you feel passionate about!

  • Dec, 2016