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Week 5: Working with a broken ankle

I’ve been dreaming about walking almost every single night.  I’m taking that as a sign that I’m about to have that happen.  Week 5 has brought me to a place of hope. Physically, I’m hopefully healing.  I’m really hoping to get out of this cast a week from today and into a boot.  Something about seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is helping me be happier and more positive.  Here are just a few highlights of the last week:

  • I started doing a few exercises in the morning.  A few pushups and situps.  I can hardly wait to get back to a regular exercise routine.  It’s about so much more than getting in shape. I need it for stress relief.  Since most of my stress is self-induced, it has been really good for me to test that theory.  There is no talking myself out of my morning walk when I get my foot back in action.
  • I feel like I can get shit done at work! I’ve launched yet another site, completed a new design and I’m moving forward on new projects.  I managed to launch Laura Elizabeth’s Client Portal just over a year after buying it.  That felt great!
  • I also signed up for Zendesk and incorporated links to that in my new client portal site.  This should help me organize my maintenance requests.  Just trying to keep streamlining my processes to speed things up.
  • Last week, Women in WP interviewed me for a future episode. If you aren’t listening to this podcast, you need to.  I’m quite sure I was a boring guest, but it was still super fun to talk shop with the hosts.  I’m amazed at how many Women in WordPress follow the same path I did.  Had a kid, discovered web design, discovered WordPress, used Thesis, used Genesis. My story is not unique.  I’ll be sure and let you know when I’m on after the first of the year.
  • I had a great Zoom chat with Lisa Stambaugh.  That really perked up my week.   I am happy I’m going to use Zoom more with clients and stop opening offering in-person meetings.  I have a handful of clients that I will always see in person, but I don’t need to do that as much.  It’s like we are in the same room online and the screen share is even better.

I keep returning to the old saying, “This too shall pass“.  I’m getting close to getting over this obstacle and will be a better business owner because of it.

RESOURCES: Cross Fit Roots – Pushing Through Injury

 

About WebCami

Cami MacNamara has been designing websites since 2002 from her home office in Seattle, Washington. Her career started as a way to be a stay-at-home mom. Certification soon followed and persistence paid off. Cami has designed over 400 websites and wants to share what she learned along the way. Look for her at WordCamp Seattle. Follow: WebCami.com / Twitter / Instagram