What is your biggest frustration right now?
Is it your partner’s incessant clutter?
Or that wiry hair sticking out of your nose?
Perhaps it’s being locked out of your Verizon account (again!)?
My biggest stressor right now is staring you in the face.
It’s my new blog platform. Yeah, it’s pretty (yay), but I’m still slogging through the Word Press Swamp of Stress.
If anyone tells you writing a blog is easy, they are lying and you should unfriend them- like immediately.
For the past seven weeks, I have been attempting to transition my blog from WIX to Word Press.
I had no idea that coding, plug-in’s, CSS, tag attributes, anchor text, CMS, HTML, RSS, were now going to be my new vocab. Yikes.
Drying my sweaty palms
Luckily, my blogging friend, Liz of The Virtual Campground, directed me to a special person. Her name is Teresa Rosche Ott a.k.a. Word Press Guru of a Fearless Venture. Teresa focused me on tasks to successfully learn about Word Press coding. Hooray for Teresa and thanks to Liz for pointing me in her direction!
And special kudos to my meet-up friend M. Nakazato-LaFreniere who walked me through coding craziness at a coffee shop- all the while managing three blogs Cactus Dreams.
Insert real life
While hiking up this learning curve a bunch of real-life stuff happened. For instance:
- Detouring from our final travel to install Battle Born Lithium Batteries. (Not cheap!)
- Dry camping almost two weeks on the parking lot of said repair shop (in a slightly sleazy area of town.)
- Addressing (and resolving) a year-long mold/mildew issue in the coach.
- Sneaking in a one-week trip to Philadelphia to visit the sons and daughter-in-law.
- Finding out that an acquaintance here at The Voyager had suddenly passed away.
Add it together
These weeks of transition and anxiety- segue ways into the new focus for my blog writing which is:
How to help you manage your stress and relationships on and off the road.
I will continue to share my real-life-often-humorous-sometimes-stress-filled-RV-travel-stories.
But now I’ll be balancing each post with tips to help you deal with the crap that life and relationships throw your way.
I love this stuff!
My background in the healthcare field and life-coaching makes this relationship blog re-focus a no-brainer. Plus, it’s what many of you have responded to.
Relationship or Relationshit?
- Each week I’ll provide links to articles to help you and me de-stress and improve our relationships.
- I’m also excited to share some guest bloggers insights as we work through our sh*%.
Here’s your first Relationship Helper. I designed it for your friend who is facing the holiday season alone after a breakup or loss.
Follow the steps I list and I guarantee you will get a hug. Or another beer.
Please let me know who you hugged and drank beer with. It will help us all be brave to help others!
Plus, it will help me get better at this blogging thing.
Wishing you all a less-stress holiday and Merry Christmas from your Unlikely RVer,
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