It seems that life has a sense of humor about itself and so it’s interesting to see what adventures are in store for us. I have had more than my fair share over the past few weeks.
Many years ago, I got the website addresses for my companies Fusion Advisors and Star Communications International. In spite of my grand plans, I did nothing with them as life pulled me in other directions and I thought “I’ll get to that”. Plus, I knew building a website was no small feat. I’ve been around technology long enough to know that creating a website is the union of our creative muses, organizational and writing muses, and the ever-present technology gnomes. In the interplay, they present a spider-web like allure – get caught and we’re never sure we can be free again.
So, I jumped at the chance when C4, a wonderful nonprofit in Atlanta that works with artists, offered a WordPress website bootcamp and said we didn’t need any experience. I had no excuses now, though I needed a strong dash of courage to begin. Begin, I did. It reminded me of how wonderful it is to have guides in our lives who have walked the paths before us with their clear days and stormy nights and then to share what worked for them. Of course, no matter how simple the instructions seem, we still have to do it ourselves and discover what works for us (as the muses and gnomes always have new tricks up their sleeves).
After 2 full days, homework at night and many questions later, www.fusionadvisors.com launched. It is nice and simple. A start, complete with contact information. Ah, how sweet it is.
Then, if that adventure wasn’t exciting enough, my friend Vanessa Lowry invited me on her radio show, “Art as Worship”. Our interview airs on Wednesday, July 18 at 9:00AM EST.
Where just days earlier, technology provided my new canvas, Vanessa’s invitation was more like the appearance of a big screen reflecting all of the canvases life has brought through my work, my writing, photography and art. I hope you enjoy it. Thank you Vanessa for such a wonderful view!
Well, I’m off and back to writing with my new book. Thank you for all your questions about how it’s coming. It is going great. The other day as I was reading the Odyssey for the 3rd time, pondering life told through the stories of myth and poetry, I felt a kinship to Odysseus as he set sail for home and the winds took him off course and totally off the map. Ah, well, gotta love the adventure.
“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell. Guess that goes for books too.
Thanks for reading!