What a tangled web we weave…
Even when we don’t practice to deceive…
My last Artissima post announced this move, (for it is indeed a move…just as potent as a physical one), and I let go/discontinued/ceased to pay for my Custom Design on Artissima, knowing that I was moving on, forging ahead, going forward.
And I am…along with my work, my blog, my life. as we all (hopefully) are. As we all (hopefully) do.
Putting in the requisite work, effort, perseverance and commitment.
Yet, a bit later, I suddenly wanted the Custom Design back, back on my “old” Artissima blog, enhancing, beautifying, communicating and transforming…it.
WordPress had changed their blog design structures and it wasn’t so easy. Somewhat bewildered…at my own emotions and attachments, as well as web protocols, I sought advice from my dear friend and designer, Dianna Jacobsen of Jacobsen Design.
Dianna had designed both my sites, my Artissima blog, and all my support materials (“marketing collateral”). She told me, of course, to let it go. Not necessarily to let the old site and blog go, they still live (and radiantly I must say…even after all this time) on the web… but to let go of holding onto the old Custom Design, and my attachment to making and keeping the site and blog (in my mind) absolutely perfect.
“The older sites don’t adapt that well to the current and constantly changing digital environment.” she said (I paraphrase). “Stop ruminating about it, and move on.” (I paraphrase, but you get the idea.)
I needed to hear that.
So much seemed to be changing, much of it changes I had initiated, instigated, pixel by pixel, but some changes that I hadn’t, – that I definitely would NOT have chosen. All forming what feels like a massive transition, where everything in the world seems to have gone off its axis, requiring fresh eyes, energy and attitude.
I know this is growth, but sometimes it is confusing, sometimes it is overwhelming, and sometimes it hurts.
But we keep moving along…moment by moment, one foot in from of the other.
Thank you for helping the through the “narrows” this time Dianna!