Saturday, May 28, 2011

Unifying the Challenge

Hey folks:

Writing posts on The MegaChallenge 200 got me through some of the largest and most intense transitions of my life. I lost some serious weight back in 2005 while returning to grad school, ending my first marriage, and homeschooling my kids. Over the next 6 years, I rediscovered my happiness and my purpose.

Part of being happy and on purpose is feeling like your life is somewhat in the flow, but my online life has become a disjointed collection of idea silos. I have disability-related sites, art-related sites, my inclusion blog, my all-things-gratitude blog, and this long-time friend, too.

I’m in the initial week of building my first-ever, authentically-me, including-my-really-real name website. The catchy blog titles and URLs -- like Happy and Included -- that I’ve created previously seemed too specific and narrow when I wanted to talk about something new — do I really want to create a whole new site every time I see something shiny? So I decided that I wanted a site with my name on it. If it’s an online extension of Gina, let’s just call it that.

Once I got past the “It’s conceited to name a site after yourself.” hang up, I began thinking about what I wanted my site to reflect — about me, about my life, about my professional strengths, about the stuff you can’t pay me enough to do, about my passions, and about the stuff that just irritates the fire out of me.

So, in a nod to a more holistic approach to my online presence, I'm moving The MegaChallenge 200 to I'm just about to blog about Workout 3/200. I hope you'll come on over and check it out.

With abundant gratitude,

Gina ;~}

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