Disclaimer: These lessons are not technical or practical, as I didn’t design my website like a lot of incredible women do. Instead, they are the soulful lessons that rise to the surface when you’re made to box your hugely complex and long-winded life into a neat, little package that is your website. Not only are these heart-centered lessons for business but are just as transferable into lessons of life.
1 Inspiration strikes at unlikely times
I really struggled to write my ‘about’ page, as I am sure most women do. Writing about yourself is hard work. Albeit, I have always had a wise and witty monologue play through my head at times of relaxation and reflection. So I decided that instead of forcing it, I would play with it. I took my monologue out on coffee dates and long walks on the beach. Eventually, I’d have a page of content. I translated these notes to a Google Document and continued to add insights. By the time I came to writing my ‘about’ page again, I already had the content. It just needs some careful rearranging and love!
2 A website is never complete
I felt so much anxiety and pressure surrounding my website because I believed ‘I had to have it all worked out’. My mission, vision and aims needed to be crystal clear. No room for ambiguity or contradictions. This started to become difficult when I realised the human spirit isn’t wired to be certain and consistent. It is full of illogical and unexplained traits and quirks. So I quit trying to be super-human clear about who I was and what I do and decided to be authentic. As I transform and thrive, I’m glad that my website can continue to evolve. Nothing is permanent. Everything changes.
3 We’re all searching for community and connection
During the process of creating my blog, I started to questions my motives. What was I really looking for? With an influx of bloggers and online writers over the years, what are we all in it for? I believe it all comes down to the need for community and connection. While the online realm has brought so much detachment, it has also brought new ways for us to find love and support. I think that is really beautiful. At the end of the day, only love and kindness matter.