Last night I was excited with the momentum I was having writing emails that are part of my email course. But while writing out the third email in the series (and it was a loooong email), the email service I was using crashed and I lost the entire email. I was extremely upset and couldn't bring myself to write it out again, so I decided to work on other things related to the email course.
This morning I woke up to work on the landing page and the WordPress theme we're using (and, I suspect, the new WordPress editor, which I'm not familiar with) is horribly annoying to use that I decided not to host the landing page on our website, but to set it up elsewhere.
I have a domain that's perfect for this email course, and I thought I'd use it now for the landing page. I logged into the domain to set up a basic WP page, but WooCommerce was already installed. How do I install another theme without paying extra for WooCommerce? Apparently the host doesn't allow for automatic downgrades, I had to speak to support and ask them to cancel WooCommerce manually. This idea of making upgrades easy (and the only choice) in the dashboard and having to jump hoops just to downgrade put me off from the host and I decided to cancel the hosting entirely and move the domain elsewhere, which will require some time to migrate.
I'm also experiencing blurry vision, making it difficult for me to stare at my screen for a long time.
None of these challenges are things I accounted for, and the progress I was hoping to make this weekend quickly vanished.
I know things aren't going as planned. I know I wanted to experience something else.
But guess what?
The world doesn't go according to my plans, and I'm not entitled to expect everything to go smoothly. Yes I was upset, and I didn't resist my frustration. I gave myself some time to acknowledge it, but I know these challenges will happen and others are facing much worse than I am and accomplishing much more than me.
These people are my role models and I'm not going to get entangled in expectations.
It's time to face reality with a smile.
These things happen. It's OK. Let me make the most of it.