Today I discovered that my auto-renewal of my Premium plan with WordPress is on May 23 of this year.
I mean, I knew it was coming up sometime in the spring but I didn’t remember the exact date.
Now I know. And I’m glad I checked, because I made a decision: as of May 23, I will no longer pay for this WP site. I turned off the auto-renewal.
I think I’ve evolved beyond this blog.
Of course, I still want to write. I still do write. I write so many words but I have not published them anywhere. Why? Because I can’t find a platform where I can publish with confidence and earn grocery money at the same time.
For a while I played around with Medium, then Patreon. I like what they did to Patreon since the last time I used it (many years ago, probably almost a decade) but when I attempted to change my plan from Lite to Pro I suddenly had all sorts of financial and administrative issues on my hands.
I asked for help multiple times but customer support is elusive and after a few days, I sent my patrons (clients who pledged my content) a message and advised them I was going to unlaunch my page. I do not wish to spend any more time on administrative issues.
So, where to next? What should I do next?
I have a couple of ideas, but I will let those rattle around in my head for a while before committing.
Today, in a few moments, I have to drive to Whitby, a suburb outside of Toronto east of where we live; Sonja has a ringette game out there. I am borrowing her dad’s car, the one with the seat warmers, and together we’ll have a little adventure. I can’t recall if I’ve been to that rink before although Sonja assures me she has played there before, so I’m curious to find out if stepping into the facility will jog my memory.
If she’s quiet in the car today I may think a bit about what to do with my words next, but if she’s chatty, which is known to happen on occasion, then I’ll worry about my writing another time.
Meanwhile, I’m struggling with my situation, specifically, my living situation.
My greatest wish in life is to have my own space. How do I manifest this? I will find a way without dropping the ball on all the other stuff, somehow.
But I am grateful. I have much to be grateful for and when my mood takes a dive or I feel overwhelmed or depressed, I remember to breathe, mediate, write out the words that no one will see, and often I take Tucker for a walk.
And with that, I bid you adieu (for now). I have to go to the rink.
No worries, I’ll write more here before May. Stay tuned. 😉
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