Well, after a long period of intending to do it, it’s finally happened. Today I have managed to make the transition from WordPress.com to WordPress.org and it has certainly been a process full of surprises.
But making changes is always exciting. And especially upgrading. I spent the last few days ironing out glitsches that were popping up all over the place and regrouping all the work I had done so far, creating new categories more in alignment with what I am doing now.
And I firmly set intention that I would pick a date and launch, regardless of whether or not everything was ready. Because I could go on and on, playing around with things, refining them, adding details, changing my mind as I go. So at some point I have to just let go and go for it. I see room for improvement but I will do that while I am running now.
It feels as if my goals have come a bit closer through this whole process. It has been about tidying up. sorting through, getting focus and continuing to reassess, looking honestly at what has been working and what hasn’t.
This new site has a completely different focus from the last one in that my silk artwork has now become a much smaller aspect of what I do. It is still there, still on offer, but is no longer the hub around which everything else revolves.
The big change is that I have begun to make my voice heard in many ways. There is a big return to the coaching and teaching which I have always loved and this will be an integral part of what I do now.
I always have mixed feelings when I make changes in my life. Because it is a time of letting go, but letting go in gratitude. And I do feel great gratitude for where my art work has brought me. I have come to the realisation though that I have accumulated a great deal of excess baggage in my time as a silk painter. I always laughed about the huge amount of space I needed due to the piles of equipment and supplies I needed.
So now it’s time to reduce my baggage, lessen my load and stop finding excuses for carrying so much around with me.
I shall continue to sift through what I no longer need and make space for the new. Embracing change is very exciting as you never know what is waiting around the next corner.
On a final note, I’d like to ask all of you who have subscribed to my blog until now, to do this again, as the changeover means that we have to start all over again. You can do this up at the top right of the page. I’d love to have you on board.
And while you’re here, perhaps you’d like to share with us what changes you are making in your life right now. How does it feel to be making a transition? I welcome your comments.
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