Saturday, August 13, 2016
Taking Off Again
Changing course can be a scary thing. Conventional wisdom and human nature favor risk avoidance. But at what point is risk avoidance an obstacle rather than a strategy? It's an obstacle when it is an impediment to growth. Being willing to toss out and move forward, common sense be damned, can be tough if you're a comfort junky. I like to be safe and comfortable but am too ambitious to live my life that way in the long run.
The old LTSL blog had a lot of good memories for me -- and I value everyone who has come over to welcome me back. The old posts and comments weren't lost. They were intentionally deleted. Since moving forward with new images meant getting rid of old pictures, the old posts would have been missing visual references. That meant deleting the images, the posts and the comments. Reading old comments made me realize that good communities evolve around this medium. That was the reason I decided to return to blogging rather than just working on a professional website.
Clearing out the old took some time and it made the break from old to new final, however, there was no real tangible value in the old material and I have faith that I will build something just as useful going forward. Leaving things or getting rid of them all together is a scary prospect for some, however I see it as a "safe" way to take a risk. It's a way to commit to moving forward.
Being the forward thinking girl that I am, I'm looking forward to moving forward. In this effort, I'm also trying to free myself of some of the old attitudes that gave me security. Don't be surprised if some of the things I post about seem contradictory to beliefs I held in the past. Time off has given me a new perspective -- and it's good to be back!