My recent family loss, and introducing Borrow.ly, my next adventure

In the long-overdue 7 months since I last posted here, I’ve gone through one of the most difficult situations of my life – one which I’m not seeking your sympathy for, and also not embarrassed to admit the depression the loss brought on.  I’ll leave all that stuff to Tumblr for you to read should you wish

It’s not how hard you fall, but how fast you get back on your feet.Kristine Lily

It’s taken me four months to reach a point of personal acceptance at mom’s loss, but I’m already jumping up. A quotation that went viral on social media after the loss of legendary southern poet Maya Angelou this week cemented my will to get back up, and do so with no inhibitions. Courtesy of this comforing and value-added BuzzFeed listicle:

Fred Brown / Getty Images

Fred Brown / Getty Images

My work on borrow.ly  – a first-of-its-kind  geofenced neighborhood household item-sharing platform – has already received positive feedback regarding its business model, both from Ava Seave of Quantum Media and Columbia Business School, and from NYC tech-startup collectives such as StartupBoost, which recently listed borrow.ly as “one of the hottest startups in Silicon Alley.”  Check out the gallery below to get a sneak-peek at what’s to come:

Oh, and did I mention I start a Data Science with Python course at GeneralAssemb.ly Tuesday? Looking forward to learning even more as I build borrow.ly out.