I’m Lanessa, a scientist by training who loves to read, to paint with my fingers, and eat with my hands. At several points earlier in my career I did actually test or work with water: as an environmental microbiologist running microbial and chemical analyses on municipal, surface, and commercial waste waters; as a volunteer micropropogating shoal grass and transplanting it from test tubes to coconut mats for a habitat restoration effort, Project GreenShores; as a part-time field associate scientist for a wetland science and ecological consulting business. These days I apply holistic systems thinking to help teams deliver software that delights customers.
These facts pushed me to create this space:
- I have a Trello board that has grown to over 100 writing ideas.
- My bookshelves are home to 10+ books about writing. That is a clear message to me to get busy!
This space is for my non-software related writing experiments…to play and to discover, What if I stopped thinking about writing and started doing it? Writing helps me compost my experiences, clarify my thoughts, and sometimes takes me into unchartered internal terrain. I grew up on the coast, on the brackish bays and salty Gulf, so I feel very at home in and around the water. This element is the symbol of Spirit. There you have it! All these things together are how I came up with the name, sheteststhewaters. 🙂
Photo: Qeywa Qocha Lake, Peru. Approximate altitude 13,000 feet. Taken by me in 2014.
P.S. My software testing blog is here.