Tag: life

How I Got Started in IT

Everyone has his/her own story of life, and I’d like to share mine here. I was born as the first child of a very poor family, living in Eastern Hungary. My mother is a seamstress, my father is a metal worker. I inherited my father’s skills at problem solving; he had been always good in […]

book: The Year of Living Danishly

Book Recommendation: Year of Living Danishly

Denmark has been the world’s happiest country. When Helen Russell was given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, Denmark, she decided there’s only one way to find out the secret to their success: she would give herself a year, trying to uncover the “formula” for Danish happiness. She examines childcare, education, food, […]

Life is not Perfect

When you read blogs and social media updates (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), you might have the impression that everyone else’s life is easy and much better than yours. People tend to post their positive feelings, emotions, and experiences – and their lives tend to be enviable. I am not an exception either. “Good for you!”, “Easy […]

Birthday Reflections

  This month I turned 36! I can hardly believe that I am nearer to 40 than 30!! Like many people, each birthday tends to be a time for some personal reflection. Maybe I should rephrase that. Like many people who are at an age when a birthday is no longer just about celebrating like […]

Dreams Come True

When Dreams Come True

Photo credit: Dragon Sisters We all have dreams, don’t we? Sometimes, the hurly burly of life has a way of pushing some of those dreams aside. Maybe to make room for the biggest dreams to get happening. Either way, occasionally, an old long-forgotten dream can resurface, unbidden, and say, ‘Hey remember me?! Long ago I […]

Three Things to do when Productivity has been Shot

  Recently, I’ve been asked this question: “My productivity has been shot the past two days. I am feeling pretty overwhelmed, alone, and depressed. What do you do when you are feeling this way?” I answered this personally of course, and I thought, this is actually something which we all deal with from time to […]

Prime Time – The Importance of Communication

I share the (quite common) belief that, if you don’t have a habit of open and continual communication with your kids, then neither will they with you. I don’t intend to simplify the syndrome typical to many kids who, upon reaching teenage years, think that the last (cool) person on earth to talk to is […]

A Precious Time

Sometimes it suddenly strikes me how fast my children are growing. It can almost seem that one day they were entirely dependent babies and then in no time at all, they have become independent with a great many opinions, likes and dislikes, entirely their own. It’s fascinating to see the effects of nature and nurture […]

All Roads Lead to Success

Like any journey, attaining professional success can take a round-about route. In my mentoring work, it is not uncommon to hear of frustration when dealing with this reality. We all tend to imagine, (especially when we are young), that the point from which we start out, to the point of reaching our professional goal(s), is […]

Life Changes (and “Customer Service”)

During our lives, we experience many life changes. Some of them we are prepared for and some of them come flying at us out of left field, catching us thoroughly unprepared. Yet where ever they manifest from, and whether or not, we welcome them, these changes have to be accommodated: that’s life! In business, coping […]

My very first Search Application at the age of 17

Today, I had a discussion with my 8 years old son about my first steps with computers and programming. I had VERY good math teachers both in the elementary and high schools who supported me towards my profession today, and who let me in the the schools’ computer rooms. This was the age when we […]