I still don’t know what I was waiting for
And my time was running wild
A million dead-end streets
And every time I thought I’d got it made
It seemed the taste was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
But I’ve never caught a glimpse
Of how the others must see the faker
I’m much too fast to take that test
(Turn and face the strange)
David Bowie – “Changes”
Change is hard, and difficult, and stressful, and a royal pain.
And yet, change is both inevitable and necessary. Otherwise, life can become complacent and boring.
For those of you who have been reading my blog, you know of many of the changes I’ve had in my life over the past year and a half.
The highest of highs, and the lowest of lows. I’ve experienced them all.
Some have been absolutely wonderful, like the arrival of my third Granddaughter.
Some have been a gut-punch. Working so hard to make the best radio stations possible, only to have the rug pulled out from under me with the sale of those stations. Being laid off several months later by the new station owners, while traumatic, did not hurt anywhere near as much as when I was told of the impending sale.
And then, some have been a real reality check. The loss of my Mother-in-Law, followed by the passing of my mom’s brother and then my dad, both to cancer. Those are the ones that really get you thinking about things, like life in general, and the passage of time.
Time may change me
But I can’t trace time
Sometimes, those major “reality check” changes seem to just take over everything, pushing some relatively minor issues far to the bottom of the list of tasks that really need to be dealt with ASAP.
Yesterday, I finally dealt with one of those things that I should have dealt with months ago. I moved this website to a new web hosting location. Seems that the server at my now former hosting company crashed again, less than a week after finally getting back up.
I try to be a patient person. Things happen. But even my patience has a breaking point.
So, after getting everything transferred over, and also making a few minor tweaks and additions (stuff I should have done several months ago), I cross my fingers and hope that major website meltdowns are now fully in the rear-view mirror.
By the way, do you know just how hard it is to type with your fingers crossed, while looking in a rear-view mirror? 🙂
As for more changes, I have a few in mind. Stay tuned to see how they all work out!