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FITC Toronto 2014


Balance is one of the most important aspects of our lives, and one that I believe keeps me sane.

As a professional that works in design and technology, I tend to have most of my hobbies as “tangible” crafts to balance out the time spent in front of my computer. Sewing, knitting, baking, and most recently, needle felting. (Needle felting uses wool roving and barbed needles to tangle the wool fibres to create shapes). Balance is also important within each aspect of the balanced parts of our lives too – it all trickles down. Within work for example, it can be hard to balance each project with the design, timelines, budget and the list goes on.

The bonus of projects like this one, for the FITC women’s initiative, is that I get full control over where things go! No balance required! I can go from this:


to this:


and enjoy making things as crazy as I like! … but these are few and far between.

Balance within work can be particularly difficult when you’re in the design and technology industry. Finding the balance between keeping up with design trends, technology that advances seemingly daily, and the day-to-day tasks of managing clients can be tough.

Going to FITC 2014 is so helpful in finding those balances. The variety of presentations available is what makes FITC so ideal. Web dev, creative code, business, and inspirational presentations – it’s the chance to go to learn more about each of those important aspects to keep them balanced and decide which aspects of each are worth pursuing, like new code trends.

I’m hoping that on March 5th, I’ll get an email that means I’ll get to go meet up with a bunch of other cool people that are doing their best to find balance too 🙂