From nowhere we came, into nowhere we go. What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.

~ Attributed to Crowfoot

Help the Captain get his spaceship!

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Barriers and Perfectionism

When I first set this blog up, I changed my mind about what I wanted it to be called. Struggled through switching it from one domain name to the next. Even managed to lock myself out of my own site admin page by incorrectly changing its domain name setting too soon. Had to go back through PHP code in one of the files, fix it, and upload back into its main database. At least I think that is close to what I did, I may have blocked all that out, though I do distinctly remember bawling in frustration and fear that I had broken it irreparably.

After I finally got it set up right, everything was working great again — everything except for the link to the home page, which still directed back to the old domain name. I poked and searched and read through all the domain name mapping / switching / settings guidance I could find and nothing addressed that.  I nervously continued posting but deep down, it bothered the crap out of me that something on my site was wrong, and I didn’t know if I’d ever figure out how to fix it. It gave me an excuse to just let the whole thing go.

Fast forward to 8 months later, and now I kind of want to use the original domain name for a project. I’m nervous that they’re still somehow linked and I still really do want to fix this site. So I google the name of my theme and the home page link, and within 5 minutes have found the setting to fix my home page on this site. I can’t believe it was so simple.

We talk a lot in public health about barriers to action or behavior, and about small, concrete steps people can take to get moving.  I would do well to remember that everything doesn’t need to be perfect, and there are enough obstacles in life without me chucking my own into the mix.


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