It’s been over a year since I’ve written. A lot has happened in a year and I don’t think I can even begin to summarize. Some good, some bad, some sad, some challenging and everything in between. It has all been part of the journey. I got the invoice for where this blog was hosted and thought… that’s crazy to pay for that — I have a server – let’s get it moved!

So I thought I should write a post to tell the difference between the site on the new host and the site on the old hosting. So here I am writing my first blog post in over a year!

It seems that I take time for the mundane, the analytical, the chores and I have difficulty letting myself engage in the simple joys. I walked out to my horses today and realize how much I keep myself from them. But why? I keep myself from laughing and playing. But Why?

Right now we are in this place of working hard to catch up and get back on track. I guess I could say that I am a little bit of a workaholic. That has to change.

In my defense, I spent the last 2 years migrating websites to a new software provider for ease of use and upkeep. And then I spent the last 2 weeks on a massive server migration — moving a set of websites that I manage from one server (computer) to another. The process was supposed to be relatively simple and yet there were bizarre hiccups along the way that even my server administrators could not explain. The journey was long but well worth it. It’s already paying off.

The one person who gets the process – my dad. We can talk the tech lingo and we understand each other. Tech is basically a whole different language that few understand. My husband knows it’s challenging and he supports me but even he doesn’t totally get it… that’s ok.

So for 2 solid weeks, all I could focus on during every waking hour (when I wasn’t at VBS) was spent on tech support calls, watching, monitoring, praying, and at one point crying about the move to the new server. By Tuesday most things had been resolved except for an email account. Thank God I had help for that.

Now I’m able to finally shift back to the creative endeavors, play with my kids and fun yet that has been challenging. I want to just sit and create all day; play games with my kids before they grow up and don’t want to hang with mom, play with my horses, travel and sit in God’s presence.

It’s as if I finally get to do the fun part of my life and my brain is saying “you aren’t allowed to have fun” — really ridiculous!!

So with that I am going to tell that part of my brain to be quiet and focus in on creative endeavors from Friday morning to the rest of the month, while praying the tech drama stays at bay or I find qualified people to help handle the things that come up.

Love to all. Here’s to getting back to writing, and the rest of life!