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Liv's blog on changemaking, travel, and faith in search of true beauty

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NCWIT-ing at Bentley, & Learning from the High Jump

Hello! If anyone asked me “Liv, how are you doing this week?” my answer was immediately and simply, “Busy!!” So many good things are in the works, but I wish I could wave a magic wand and make more than 24 hours in a day! Last week I shared my travel diary from Turks & Caicos along with a list of lessons I’ve learned from a year of blogging. This week spring track season got up and running (get it!?!), and I’ve never be so happy and wonderfully exhausted. Last Monday I reminded myself that I’m a long distance runner, and thus I will only do long distance running on the team… within a few days I was happily doing high jump. I’m not sure whose idea it was to have me throw my body over a metal pole, but I could not be happier. It was on a whim that I decided to give it a try. I haven’t quite got it yet, and I have vertical bruises down my back to prove that I’ve knocked the bar down plenty of times. Yet, I walked away smiling and babbling about how determined I was to practice and get the hang on it. I guess that goes to show how rewarding it is to step outside of our comfort zones.

A few weeks ago I was so grateful to accept one of the 2017 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards at Bank of America in Charlotte. On Saturday, I represented the 2017 NCWIT National Winners at the Massachusetts Affiliate Awards at Bentley. I shared my stories from Charlotte with all of the Massachusetts Winners & Honorable Mentions as we explored the tech lab, nicknamed the “Sandbox,” at Bentley. I’m so grateful for everything NCWIT has brought me these past few months, and I continue to learn from all of my fellow winners every single day.

Also this week my Dehli Plastic Ban blog post for Dr. Jane Goodall’s Good for All News has hit over 10K shares!! That’s an astounding record, and I’m so proud to continue to share the message of people taking action to make the world a better place.

Additionally, I got a nice surprise in the mail. Thank you, Mark Hart!! Thank you for being a constant inspiration and such a compassionate (and hilarious!) human being.

If you need me this week, most likely I’ll be happily covered in acrylic paint, creating tapestries for behind the altar at St. Joe's. :)

Until next week!! Thank you to everyone who was a part of this week!

Totus Tuus.

God bless,


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