You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down. - Mary Pickford
It’s all gone tits up. My website crashed and it’s taken me days to get it up and running again. Reinstalling backups didn’t work – even though the tech guys said it would. I’ve lost count of the number of calls I’ve made to the help desk. It’s shit. But it’s not a waste of time…

EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON

What that reason is sometimes may be a mystery or may take months (if not years) to realise. But with this technical twattery I got the message instantly.

Over the past few months I haven’t been in love with my website – not one little bit. And considering I also build sites for other people, I know how important it is to love your site. I’ve been telling myself that I will rebuild it ‘when I get some time’ – time always being an excuse (oh, and crochet!).

So my thoughts of ‘new website, new website’ were being sent out into the universe. And the universe replied, as it always does…

It’s the Law of Attraction – LIKE ATTRACTS LIKE – and in my usual unsubtle way, the universe answered with a slap in the face.

When will I fucking learn?!

I also happened to draw this Truthbomb card for my HEART Collective group on the very same day. As always, the message is drawn for them but is usually just as poignant for me…

So instead of remaining miserable about starting again, I am embracing this catastrophe as a fresh start. And as such my website will now reflect my authentic self – and not some version of myself that I think other people will like. It was already getting that way, but this is a chance to really be myself.

WHAT’S YOUR NEW STORY?

That’s my story – but what about yours? Does your website, your house, your clothing, or even your friends, represent who you are NOW?

If not, why not?

Change and growth are all about discovering who you are now and letting go of those part of who you were that no longer serve you. I’m not talking about joining a cult here, just about taking some time to bring your outside world into line with your inside world…

I’m looking forward to redefining my website and business goals to match who I am now. If you need help discovering yours too, or need more confidence to show them, give me a buzz. You know where I am!

Heal. Grow. Learn. Thrive. with Holly Hinton

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