My 5

Saasy5 is a blog of all things Salesforce, only I’m doing it by 5s. Each post will feature 5 things about a specific Salesforce topic and overtime I’d like to get you involved.  Along with the posts, links to Saasy5 Pinterest boards will be included with information that was useful while researching for the blog post.  My hope is that this space is beneficial to the community so your feedback is important to me.

Anyway, I figure it’s only appropriate to start with 5 things about yours truly (in no particular order)….

#1 I am a self taught Salesforce Developer. 

I learned Salesforce through the blogs and help articles on the internet.  Without the help of the community and few pushes along the way I would not know what I know today.  I’ve been in the Salesforce space since 2010; I started out implementing Salesforce for a small startup and grew into a system admin and now a developer for a consulting firm.  I love to learn so I’m always looking for the next thing to tackle.  If you want to know more about my Salesforce journey, check out Lauren Jordan‘s Girly Geek of the Week post.

#2 I am a co-chair of the Houston WIT User Group

As one of the leaders of the Houston Women in Technology group I’ve  become so much closer to the Salesforce community.  This group of people is so special to me, not only do they support and help me on my career journey but they have become true friends.  My recommendation, get involved in the community; you’ll expedite your learning, make new friends, and grow your network (all good things).

#3 I dream big.  Really big.

I want make a difference in any community I’m part of.  I want the way that I spend my time to drastically affect those around me in a positive way.  I’m not trying say that I think this little blog will change the world, what I really mean is that, for me, it’s more the hope that doing good for a few people each day (in my work, at home, at the store, in my church) will generate change that trickles way beyond me.

#4 I am working to get back in shape

Ok, so maybe this is a little personal, but I think it might also keep me accountable…  Over the last few years I’ve spent far too much time behind a screen and at Salesforce and/or company related happy hours (imagine that).  So, I’m spending more time moving and less time behind a screen.  I’m planning healthy meals so that I can enjoy those happy hours without guilt!  It’s interesting because I’m finding with just 30 minutes of motion a day I’m getting more work done in less time.  I’m also finding that I’m more creative and most of my best ideas come when I’m working out.  (The picture on the right is the trail that I run/walk!  Who wouldn’t want to spend a few minutes a day there?!)

#5 I love my family

I live with my husband and our two crazy cats in Houston.  We live across from a park and love spending time walking the park trail or seeing shows at the outdoor theater.  We also enjoy traveling to new places; near and far!

I hope you enjoy my blog!!!  Your feedback really is important to me, please please please let me know what I can do better or if there are topics you want to share your 5 about.

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