This has been a week of acceptance. In fact, I started a list of all the different things I have accepted as I worked the 7th week of revamping my website. The original eight-week personal challenge is here.

When I left you last week, I thought I made some headway on my site. However, I soon realized I still had a few issues with the way it was showing up on mobile devices. It’s an odd thing, a site is designed on a computer, but it shows up in different ways on laptops, smartphones, etc. Isn’t perspective grand? I accepted I wouldn’t be able to fix everything, and gained insight and clarity on the overall design.

When I reworked the About page, it came to my attention that an expression I’ve used – no I won’t repeat it here – is really rather vulgar. I had no idea! It’s not that I shy away from using certain words – and all words have a place – but when I learned its true meaning, I didn’t want to use it. I heard it from someone years ago and always thought the expression meant something like a wild and crazy idea, not so! Disappointed, my backstory will have to be fine without it, so will the book I’m working on. There is a part of me that wants to keep it in my upcoming book – with my own definition – hmmm? [ As I re-read what I wrote on this, on a December day in 2016, I am amazed at the silliness of this paragraph – I was overreacting. Further research showed that the phrase wild hair is perfectly acceptable in the way I use it.] 

I also accepted:

  • the content that disappeared from my site – where oh where did it go?
  • images that I spent a lot of time creating didn’t look right – a bummer – but I learned a few things as I went along and found some new tools.
  • that pages of my website have needed to be reworked again and yet again and even again …
  • unless a person is really involved in doing this kind of work, it may be unlikely they will want to hear the tales.
  • I’m getting somewhere, nowhere and have only one week left.
  • typos are something to enjoy and celebrate.
  • that learning + doing often equals  longer time getting something done.
  • other’s words sometimes sting. Let the bees buzz, I know what I am doing.
  • creating blog posts on the fly is a bit time consuming – I’d like to have a bit more space and time.

I have one week left on my challenge, and I’ll be working away between now and then to get the website revamped, and wherever my site happens to land next Thursday is where it lands, and that will be good enough for me. [I had no idea what I was getting into when I decided to revamp my site this past summer because while I accepted where my site landed the following Thursday – I definitely had a long way to go. If you want to read the next installment, click here.]

Until next week, play often, tend to the stories you love, or the ones you want to grow, and enjoy!

– Mary

My personal 8 week challenge can be found here.

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Edited 12/29/2016 for clarity, better grammar, and added insight. I also removed an image and added an image. 

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