There’s no time like the present!

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First off, I will say that I am guilty of this.  What am I talking about?  Well, it has been exactly one year since I started this website and blog, and here I am one year later, and never touching it since, trying to make the website more complete.  I do okay when it comes to computers, but building a website is a whole other thing all together.

I began this website thing a year ago and spent hours online learning how to create a website.  To be honest, I first purchased my URL (Betterbuiltlife.com) about nine years ago.  Yes, this has been brewing in my head for a long time.  I finally got the fire lit beneath my rear end last year during lockdowns and the possibility of being faced with mandates that I was not willing to accept.

So I jumped in head first and found that this whole process of creating a website seemed very confusing/technical and intimidating.  I understand why people pay a lot of money to have a website built for them because I found myself wanting to pull my hair out many times while trying to figure this out.  I came to a point last year where I felt like I needed help, and I reached out to someone who supposedly built websites for a living.  The issue I had at the time was that he wanted to take full control over the site and practically re-design it to look completely different.  I respectfully refused his services and went on my way.  But, the task of finishing this site seemed daunting and I began to drag my feet.  I procrastinated until week after week, month after month, it got to a point that I had forgotten how to use the base software to build the site.  I’ve thought about diving back into it over the past few months, but I always found a stupid reason to put it off until another time.

Finally, a couple of days ago, I dove back into it and it was coming along nicely until I messed with things that I had no business messing with and I lost the entire website.  But, now I was determined and a little more knowledgeable.  I kept at it into the wee hours of the morning and got my site back up and running.  And here I am now writing about it.

To come full circle, when I say, “I am guilty of this”, I think we are nearly all guilty of being faced with something new in our lives and fail to proceed out of fear of the unknown.  It would have been real easy for me to give up on this website and continue living my life as I have been, but I have learned over the years that you will never succeed at anything in life if you don’t go outside your current comfort zone.  I use my website as an example, but this applies to anything that you might aspire to do in your life on a path that you are not familiar with.  This website is far from finished, but I finally got the ball rolling.  Find that fire and get the ball rolling!

 

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