Among the first tasks I tackled in building my consulting practice was creating a domain and a website. I like the idea of having my own domain - it's like something out of Medieval England: "Thus, I have created my domain, it extends as far
as the eye can see". Actually, it is just my web and email address "diraphael.net". Getting my own domain was, actually, quite easy and it did not, in anyway involve lordship over a castle or a large manor.
Building a website was a bit of a different experience. In spite of the great on-line tools now available, it is still complicated and took some time. But, after a number of days, the new site had been designed and all that was left was to connect said site to previously mentioned domain. This took a week and involved multiple phone calls and terms such as "DNS"and "Domain ID".
At long last the website is up.
The lesson...Change can be complicated. Not everything goes right. Yiddish saying: "Man plans, God laughs".
When not preparing to pull out my hair, I am finding a joy in this discovery, this newness, this new world. Several months ago while wandering the trails of the Chattahoochee National Forest I got hopelessly lost. I looked sheepishly at my son Jacob who replied with a smile: "What fun is it if you always know where you are going. A great lesson for life.
As you or your organization changes, gets lost, perhaps stumbles, while finding your way, take a moment to enjoy the new surroundings, wherever they happen to be. To paraphrase the poet Rumi: "Be grateful for whatever comes,because each has been sent as a guide from beyond."