How about a bit of storytime? I present to you a brief walk down memory lane. It's amazing what can happen when you look at how far you have come versus how far you have yet to go!
A couple of evenings ago, I got the email that one of my domains expired.
Normally, I leave my domains on auto-renew — & I have had a TON of them the last three to five years or so.
But THIS domain? The domain that just expired?
It was my FIRST one.
This blog, Confidence & Chaos, originated as a diary-styled blog over on the freebie hosted WordPress site waaay back in January 2013.
I upgraded from a “CalculatedChaosofLife” subdomain to “CalculatedChaos” (with a .NET because a gaming place had the .COM even though it wasn’t really using it 🙄😂).
Then, in January 2018, I migrated this blog to self-hosted WordPress & changed its domain to its current Confidence & Chaos.
It has HISTORY, y’all!
This blog has been my THERAPY…
… It’s built up my confidence to levels I couldn’t even FATHOM 8 years ago when I started blogging…
… It’s been a tool to meet new people & make connections I never would have otherwise…
… It is a PERFECT-to-me visual of what it means to do things your best— even if imperfectly! — then to do BETTER when you KNOW better.
So, that domain. It’s time to let it go…
It is a bittersweet thing, but I am finally ready. It’s been three years of parking it & redirecting to this new site. It’s TIME.
But, as I let that domain go, I am reflecting on how seriously FAR I have come since that January over eight years ago!
Back then, blogging felt like a HUGE endeavor. It was my do-it-scared, big, scary goal back then! I was scared shitless! No joke!
Today, I am adding to that same blog its 216th post; this post. And I have come full circle back around to this being MY space for therapy — you can see it right on the homepage — with the added benefit of being a type of therapy for some of you too.
Now, with all of the things I have been learning & applying over the years, I just took my NEW BLOG off its “COMING SOON” mode!
This is a truly exciting time!
- I am focusing on how far I have come rather than how far I have yet to go;
- My newest blog is actually cohesive & strategic;
- I am turning around & creating products & services to help those behind me on this line; &
- I can FINALLY see a good chunk of my “puzzle pieces” snapping together!
There is so much more I want to share.
But isn’t this just an awesome example of how a door closing doesn’t always mean a lost opportunity?
This domain cancellation — that email that just hit my inbox a bit ago — served as an incredible opportunity for me to SEE that I am right where I am supposed to be.
I couldn’t have dreamed of being where I am today. It wasn’t even on my radar back then! So I am already ahead of the game!
Now that goalpost has been shoved even further out!
YES, I have a long way to go to be where I want to be….
But, I can’t ignore the success I see staring at me when I look at this seemingly simple email tonight…
Try it with me.
Focus on how far you have come versus how far you have yet to go.
I am going to do some I KICKASS, no-joke, totally-life-altering things in the next few years! Mark my words. 💜😘
Do you have any seemingly small things you have encountered lately that remind you just how far you’ve come already too??