If you’ve visited A Hen’s Nest in the past few days you might have noticed that it looks a little different. We are officially transferred over to self hosted WordPress! This is exciting for me because it’s like opening up a new chapter of my blogging. It’s also very scary because I am often, and usually, terrified of change. Change is hard, but it can be good too. I am hoping this move was the right decision for me. As I am trying to make sense out of this WordPress thing I find myself wanting to cry… scream… rip my hair out… go back to the old way of doing things that was easy for me and streamlined. Then I have to stop and think to myself that everything I learn is a new skill, a new achievement, something that I can take with me and use as I continue to grow in both this blogging adventure and my life.
Change is good.
When I look at the mess that is my categories, tags, posts, pages, to-do-list, backlog of reviews that need written and the upcoming school year for the kids (Tuesday WOOT!) and want to shrivel up and suck my thumb in the corner, or freeze from terror – I need to remind myself that Change is good. After all, I have a brain (check), I have the ability (check) and the intelligence (check) to figure things out and conquer the problems that stand in front of me!
Today though I am not going to bother. Today I am going to spend the last weekend of summer vacation enjoying what’s in front of me. We’re going to attend our niece’s birthday party (HAPPY BIRTHDAY B!). Tomorrow we are going to take a mini trip into the “city” and see the traveling Memorial Wall, then perhaps visit the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. I am going to breathe in the fresh summer winds, let the rays of afternoon sunshine soak into my soul and listen to the sounds of the real world around me. I am going to spend the time in between reading a book I’ve been waiting for and that my friend lent me (Mockingjay – the last of a must-read YA trilogy).
Then when I’m a little more relaxed and a little less stressed about this whole “change” thing, I am going to come back and triumph over what has been trying to make me want to give up. I hope… This little pep talk I’m giving myself isn’t working very well!
Who knew that a simple change like migrating from Blogger to WordPress could lead to such a profound self analysis… maybe it’s just me feeling sentimental about children growing up so quickly! These things are all intertwined, this is my life and I love living it!