do you ever have a situation that (frankly) sucks, majorly sucks, and somehow even in the middle of it all you can think is that somehow you have confidence this stinky sitch will push you into something better?
here's my current plight: the company that i paid for building my website in 2009, which has also hosted my website these past three years without a hitch, never invoiced me for hosting this year and purposefully or inadvertently (can't get a straight answer, go figure) sold what was formerly my website domain to something or someone else. yup! nancy-noble.com is no more. unfortunately. and i was none the wiser until a lovely person attempting to refer to me to a potential customer told me my site was down.
oh by the way? this particular site-building hosting company has an "F" rating with the better business bureau and about a jillion angry customers who have told their story all over the internet. of course i had no idea until i was one of the jillion, but gosh, this isn't really a big surprise with that knowledge of how they've handled tons of other customers. it's unfortunate because i was placing a lot of trust in them and now the website which was the foundation on where my business was built isn't around anymore. and there's nothing i can do about it that i know of.
so, for the past week and a half i've been up to my eyeballs in emails and phone calls attempting to try and a) find answers and b) retrieve my domain. no luck.
all that to say: this isn't the first situation i've been in that's been a heartbreaker of sorts (this is on the lighter end of heartbreak, don't worry :)) that, in the end, has been a motivator slash a shove in the right direction. i've been wanting to change a few things about my business for some time, and i think this will push me into better things.
and in the meantime, as i brainstorm for the next strategic move which will probably be the same and different, all at the same time, i will:
a) be blogging and also be around on this facebook page- i'm not going anywhere.
b) be booking weddings and families like usual. know a bride or a family to send my way? send them to look at my work here, for the time being. as always, i can be reached here.
c) be looking on the bright side.
i'm excited. stay tuned.
and be prepared for me to actually be extremely motivated to keep talking with y'all. :)