To kick off the new name, I thought I’d describe how the last twenty four hours were.
“If you act like you’ve only got fifteen minutes, it will take all day. Act like you’ve got all day, it will take fifteen minutes.” — Monty Roberts
I was once obsessed with horses. I loved Seabiscuit, Black Beauty, The Horse Whisperer, Misty of Chincoteague, Heartland, etc. I was spoiled with riding lessons from the age of nine and owned horses until a few years back.
I still think of the things I learned from those moments with horses. I remember thinking that horses provide some of the best teachings in how to be patient.
I had to use those skills again when I decided to move my blog from wordpress.com to wordpress.org to allow for more customization.
I figured, “Hey, I run a DIY blog. I should be able to transfer my website no problem.”
It was supposed to be easy. I’d create. Instead, I waited hours for complicated web issues to validate and confirm. I felt super helpless and in over my head.
I wanted to give up. I told myself this issue wasn’t worth trying to solve.
I learned something valuable though:
In those moments that I stepped away from the computer and took a deep breath, I figured things out.
I wrote things down.
When I decided I had all day, things came into place in less than twenty minutes.
I may have cried.
I’ve installed a new theme and I’ve got another DIY project to share soon. My new site is at http://houseyeti.com. Check it out if you have a moment.
I think I’m most excited about the pink email subscription box. I’m hoping to make more tweaks in the near future.
Please let me know if you have any advice on the design or layout. I’d love to hear back.
What do you do to stay patient? Join in on the conversation below.
Happy Canada Day to everyone celebrating out there!