So this week, my blog went into the pit of cyberspace. I’m not sure how it happened. I was doing some regular website maintenance, when all of a sudden, I could no longer read my blog. Then of course, in my attempts to fix it, Poof! The whole thing disappeared.
Honestly, I was quite angry about it at first. There was over 300 entries going back a few years; but as it sat on it, waiting for inspiration to come in as to what to do, I began to realize more and more that maybe some of these old messages just weren’t meant to be hanging around any more.
This disappearance also forced me to update my blog structure, as I had to start from scratch and to update all of the back end information. Luckily, I did have back up for many of my blog posts. Yay!
This is a good example of how even when you experience frustration, if you can detach from your emotions and take a step back, you can look at things in a new way. I’m sure that there is even a greater lesson in all of this that I may not even see until further down in the future, but that is the way things are.
Thankfully, instead of being stuck in anger all day, I was able to be distracted by helping a friend move. That pulled my attention away from my blog woes and when I came home I had a fresh plan to fix it. It was not even down for 24 hours.
So, if you ever encounter an unanticipated problem in your life, instead of immediately trying to fix it (Which is always our initial reaction), stop, take some deep breaths, go for a walk, or do something else. While you are busy not thinking about the problem, is precisely when the solution can present itself!