I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I was so disgusted yesterday I was seriously considering shutting down this website, and starting over at a shiny, new URL. It’s crossed my mind before, but yesterday the roots were getting in there pretty deep.
Due to ignorance, I made a lot of fundamental mistakes when I started TheWVSR, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. And I’m not even talking about the quality of the writing… For instance, I have to spell the address letter-by-letter, every time. “OK, ready? It’s T-H-E-W-V-S-R. No, V! Not B. Let’s start again…” That’s just one of a hundred things.
I feel better today, but am still mildly intrigued with the idea of starting over. And doing it right this time: making it less of an all-over-the-place personal journal of anger and whininess, and something a little more focused. It’ll probably never happen, but the idea appeals to me.
I know what the answer is going to be, but I’d like to get your thoughts on this, anyway. Please tell me what you think, in the comments section below.
And just to be clear, I’m not disgusted with the site, really. I’m just disgusted, in general. It feels like I haven’t received a scrap of good news, in years. (See? Whininess.) I’m feeling the urge to shake everything up. If you keep doing the same things, you’re likely to get the same results. Right?
Toney and I also look at real estate listings online, for various places in the south. We’ve zeroed in on two or three towns, and are planning to pull the plug on this Pennsylvania experiment the day our youngest leaves for college. Another reboot… There are others percolating inside my fevered brain, as well. Yesterday I put a goddamn pedometer on my Amazon wishlist… I’m big on reboots at the moment.
Have you ever thrown caution to the wind, and made some gigantic change to your life? Especially, later in life, when you had responsibilities? I’d like to read your stories. Please share.
And tomorrow I’ll post a real update. It feels like the dark cloud is starting to lift a bit. I’m confident I can be semi-funny by Thursday. We’ll see how it goes.
Thank you guys for coming here every day. I sincerely appreciate it.
See ya tomorrow.