New website, powered by Zola

This is my first post on my new website. I wrote it using the Zola framework. It's a really slick static website generator written in Rust.

I must admit though, I had a lot of trouble understanding the workflow, so I turned to the source code of for some help. This website was listed in on the main Zola repo. I hesitate to say I copied the website, but I did take a lot from the flow and design.

This was also the first time I experimented with Sass. I had never written serious Sass or even CSS before this, so I turned to FreeCodeCamp to brush up on my skills. The first section they have on HTML and CSS design was extremely helpful. I was completely ignorant of how CSS Flex worked before yesterday. Even if I am no longer pursuing any sort of career in computer programming, these skills were really important to me to learn.

Speaking of my college career, this seems like a good enough time as any to update my dear readers. I recently switched majors from Computer Science. I'm now pursuing a degree in Political Science (PS), with minors in Philosophy (PHL) and Gender/Women's studies (GWS). All of this sounds like basket weaving but I am really excited to learn as much as I can about how this great country works.

I also have some sort of idealistic fantasy about going to graduate school. As a trans woman I would love to help educate the public about how gender works. Once I take my first GWS class, I'll make a more concrete decision about what I want to do with my life.