I’ve experienced website issues in the past, and if you’re like me (a self-taught web designer/blogger/site maintenance person who is totally responsible for owning a website), it is quite disheartening to have your site be down. It’s not that I didn’t try very hard to fix it, because I’ve had “issues” before that I was able to resolve, but not as complex as this one!
But with help, I was able to be back online! where today I remain essentially “worry free” with LexiConn my host service provider located in Colchester, Connecticut which was referred to me by a smart IT woman named Edie out of Ankeny, Iowa. If you’d like a referral, let me know! Of course, an Internet “connection issue” can arise at any given moment and will need a fixin’. And in that case, I’m on my own.
So, Amy, with these flowers, I remind myself of where I’ve been and that I’m specially equipped to continue on with my choice to write to my readers! Yes, again, You my Attorney Reader! Take some of your valuable time and look around my website. Enjoy!
What’s interesting to me is the fact that when I first started my vocational consulting practice in September of 1999, I was working part-time at a flower shop (Doherty’s on 2nd Avenue) as the “flower processor”.
The best part of what I did for this job (besides clean up the backroom, storage spaces upstairs, the walk in cooler, and other areas that needed it), was to process incoming freight. This involved (♥I loved it!♥), opening the boxes of flowers after I signed off for the delivery; and preparing the beauties for use by the floral designers.
My very favorite flower to process is the gerbera daisy! Why You Ask? It’s all in the ease of cutting the stem!
On-the-job, I was taught how to unwrap the flowers, place them in the correctly prepared liquid solution, and cut the flower stems perfectly before placement in correctly prepared containers for storage in the cooler, as required for best results! I used a really big stem chopper like this:
Watch the fingies, Amy! No, I never got injured! And yes, I really enjoyed this part-time job (ahem, it’s not on my resume however)! I was working with live beauty! The work allowed me to continue on my life journey (the position was only short lived because my business started getting busy and I could no longer take calls in the bathroom without feeling guilty) s a flower arranger.
You see, growing up in the 70’s, I excelled in flower arranging, even entering fair contests and winning ribbons! I loved Garden Club, thank you Marie Hubbard my neighbor mom who was the club leader and one great teacher! To this day I continue to enjoy arranging flowers!
Where’d my show ribbons end up?!
Back to this blog…for awhile interesting sounding warning signs were visible at the top of my site (not at all a good thing, right?!?). There was no danger to my readers, or to myself for that matter! And it wasn’t the end of my world (but I did fret a lot).
So after plenty of anxiety (boooh) and stress (double booooh) that was thankfully overcome; along with a big heaping of faith in myself, I dove in, performed in-depth research, made local connections, trusted my instincts, spent plenty of time and money…; and learned about my options which lead me to make a change for the better!
In a nutshell, the decision was made to switch hosting providers (sounds easy, but really is not!) It’s a process, just like every business or personal related transaction/step/decision which is important in one’s life and simply has to be made.
I feel a tad smarter in this huge Internet world! Plus this learning experience offered me additional insight into who I am as a self-proficient small business operator. And allowing me to help you even more with your client who may be just that: a self-employed small business person. My plan for my business is to continue to utilize my website for the purposes it was intended when I started it up <link to my disclaimer!< in the Spring of 2011!
Could your plan include contacting me to help you help your client?! If you need any sort of vocational assessment, I am definitely one of your choices and would like to be your preferred chosen choice!
Although not easy to prepare for because each one is unique, the assignments I accept are fulfilling and I appreciate the opportunity to help and use my creative resources. Give me a call 515-282-7753 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for reading!
My professional rehabilitation counseling practice is focused on helping people participate in the world around them, particularly in their own world of work.