I really struggle with IT stuff. It drives me crazy. I have a business and a website and a blog and I’ve been managing them for years but still, my brain goes all swirly when people start getting all tech on me.
This morning I received an email from my web host saying that they were planing on auto-renewing my subscription and then quoted me an amount that might have sounded a little bit like A Million Dollars.
Normally I would just choke a little and feel sick thinking about having to do IT stuff so just agree to pay in order to avoid the trauma that would inevitably come with transferring web hosts. But that whole Million Dollar thing gave me a bit of an incentive and so I got my brave pants and did some googling. I learnt some stuff about web hosting and I made some notes and then I even called a few places.
The company I have decided on offers a great product, a good price and sound support. But what really sold me was the guy who spoke to me for half an hour, answering my [almost embarrassingly basic] questions. He was kind and courteous and calm and spoke to me like a human, giving me real answers not just lines from an instruction manual. I loved him! [I told him that and he laughed. I think maybe you aren't meant to tell the IT support guy that they've made your day].
The whole experience has almost made me feel terrifically positive about IT. And a little bit proud that I chose the harder [but cheaper!] option.
I received a letter in the mail yesterday. A Real Live Letter, written by a Real Live Human!
A thank you from one of my Favourite Little People and ohmylordy, possibly the best letter I might ever have received! Written in four different colours, all the writing squeezed right up into the first quarter of the page, and signed off with not just a love but a love love.
My heart was so happy, I wanted to send a thank you for the thank you!
I bought some clothes at the supermarket yesterday.
WHAAAAT? [I hear you say]. I know! Clothes at the supermarket!
Normally I would be all like: clothes at the supermarket? No way! As if! But yesterday I noticed that they were new and decided to check them out and found a couple of pieces including a white cotton eyelet top that I LOVE for summer!
Sometimes it pays to shift your perception.
I used to be a major gym bunny. I loved it! I would go all the time, I knew all the people, it felt fantastic. But then something changed in me and I started to not like it as much. I kept exercising but I was spending more time outside: riding my bike, swimming at my local pool, running beside the creek.
Recently though, I have found myself gravitating towards the gym again. Not all crazy.town, just a couple of times a week. But there’s something about exercising in that way that is sitting well with me once more.
I reckon it’s really important when building a Brilliant Life to remember couple of things. Firstly, that Life Design is an ongoing process [you never ever Get There - you'll always be needing to keep assessing, measuring, calibrating]. And secondly, that it is super important to remain open to possibilities – just because something didn’t work a year or two ago [or last week], doesn’t mean that it’s not a terrific solution now.