January 9, 2014
Today, Day 8’s new assignment for the Zero to Hero blog improvement plan is to revisit and improve my About page. And, I did just that. In fact, I spent a relaxing evening following the five tips on About Page 101 http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/aboutpage/. And the academic in me has loved every minute of it!
I read, I followed my instructor’s suggestions, I free wrote, I even used a stopwatch for my brainstorming sessions. I loved it. But, in the end, I couldn’t publish it, I couldn’t change it. Well, I did make a change. It’s not really a big change, but, it is a change.
I kept drafting and writing my new About page. It was relaxing. But, I couldn’t publish it. If I publish the change, I will be inviting ‘Change’ into my life. I did make a small change to my About page.
Don’t get me wrong, dear Readers, I know that change is inevitable. Believe me, I do know that. It is not as though I hate change. In fact, I encourage change. I do like that about me. Now, there’s something you’ll not find on my About page. However, there was a tiny change.
A few days ago, I saw a poster that had this quote, “If your dreams don’t scare you, you’re not dreaming big enough.” At my invitation, I have had several, life changing events in my adult life. I don’t know if my dreams are big enough. However, I do know that I sometimes catch my breath when I think of the dreams I have sought in earnest. For example, teaching English in the Middle East. It still takes my breath away just thinking about it. Because I have recognized this fear, if you will, I can define what it is. My life is heading for a change. It’s more excitement than fear, really.
And I did make one, itsy-bitsy change on my About page. See how I did that? I went from, “not really a big change,” to “a small change,” to “a tiny change,” and finally, “one, itsy-bitsy change.” Anyone see it? No? Hmmm. It’s my age, 49. Last year, when I started blogging, I was 48. What? It’s change! Peace, ~v.