I like the idea of taking a moment to celebrate an achievement instead of treating it like just another to-do item to tick off. Instead of donuts (since I eat sweets all the time) I’m going with manicures since I like having an excuse to do something “fancy.” I wrote a little more about it on Medium but have decided to use this page as an archive for my manicure/career celebrations!
Finally got a chance to get my celebratory manicure! Got some great positive feedback from my career planning workshop (05/05/2016) and a talk about constructive feedback for a Microsoft Open Source event (05/07/2016). And now I have one more to add. I was on a panel last night for Girl Geeks Toronto. (But I actually got this manicure right before the panel 😛) And also, no more pink eye! Woot.
When I heard about Lara Hogan's (larahogan.me/donuts/) career celebration process of eating a donut for each achievement to be "deliberate about marking achievements" I thought it was a fantastic idea. So I'm going to start marking my achievements with a manicure! I have two to celebrate so I chose two colors. 4/18/2016 Got a contract to do some teacher training. 4/23/2016 First Coffee with Christina session was a success!