Does It Bring You Joy ? Thank You Website You're Deleted
Of course by now, most of the globe will be aware of the phrase 'Does it bring you joy?' bought to us by Marie Kondo. Thank you website, you're deleted is just my own small amendment.
It is true though. After much soul-searching and deliberation I decide to 'cut loose' and let the dead wood float away on the tides of the great internet ocean. My first site is now plankton, to be swallowed up by the world wide web whale.
It's not that I woke up and thought 'Today's the day' but I have been thinking about it for a while and taking Marie's philosophy, I thanked it and then deleted it.
It was the first website that I created here and in doing so found the whole experience cathartic, as much of the content was of a personal nature, of sorts. It was a journey that in some respects needed to be written but not dwelled upon. Time to move on.
I was, however, surprised to find that the content written in 'Site Content' remained. That's not a bad thing, as at some point in the future it might have a purpose. Maybe if nothing more than as a reminder of how not to write.
Do I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders ? Not really. It has taken away the little yappy voice in the back of my mind that would tell me to add to it, make it better, rewrite some of the articles. All noble sentiments, I'm sure, not ones that I felt the need to pursue.
Deleting a website can be a difficult thing to do. We may have spent hundreds of hours adding content, maybe less so with the design but still significant. Our thoughts, ideas, speculations and even confessions may be in those thousands of words. Still, that time has already gone, whether you keep it or not, it bears no relevance to how you move forward.
Sometimes you just gotta let it go.
Shake out those hands, stand straight, take a deep breath and move purposefully into week two of the new decade. How long can we keep saying that sort of stuff ? It might get a bit stale when we're saying, 'Ah, the first April of the new decade' For now it still works, I think, just.
So a short and sweet (no bitterness) post this morning. A feeling of calm has transcended upon me and amidst the chaos of life (Chaos is the new normal, I have found) I have found a certain clarity this morning.
I know where I am going and the path I am on is the right one. A while back I said the following and I think it still holds true. even more so now. (Not quit grammatically correct but it works for me)
To be all that we can achieve, we need to be with all who can achieve.