The Great Data Loss Episode of 2016

When I first started this site somewhere in April of 2011, it was supposed to be a place for my random thoughts. I was writing for some content mills at the time, churning out content. So having a spot where I could just be me really seemed like a good plan. And then the Great Data Loss Episode of 2016 struck.

The problem was, I didn’t have a lot of time. And that meant that I didn’t spend a lot of time over here. Bad writer.

Some things have changed for me in the last few months. One of the biggest is that I’ve had a mindset shift in regards to my work. I’ve always felt my weekends were supposed to be sacred, but it wasn’t easy to make that happen. Now that has fallen into place. My weekends are sacred. And, it turns out, my afternoons are becoming sacred. That leaves way more time for me.

NOT the right Mercury. But isn’t this a badass car?

Then I decided it was time to stop neglecting ISW so much. I decided this during the time that Mercury went into retrograde. Ahem. Not such a good plan. Almost 200 posts. 136 pictures. Gone. Gone, gone, gone.

It was a fight just to get WordPress operational again on the domain, only to find out that none of my backups work. At all. Nice. Thanks, Mercury. (By the way, if you don’t want to jot down the dates in your calendar, this site will tell you when Mercury is in retrograde and when it isn’t. So cool.)

The thing is, I believe that everything happens for a reason. And this time around, the data loss gave me a chance to start from scratch. Build ISW into whatever I want it to be. And the truth is, I’m not the same person that I was five years ago in a lot of ways.

I’m a lot more zen now. I’m a lot more relaxed now. And there are things that I think I’m supposed to talk about here that I might not have otherwise. I’m still finding my way, but it’s going to be an adventure.

Buckle up, Buttercup. 😉

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