I found out earlier this week that another site that I have blogged for in the past (www.theseeds4life.com) will be shutting down in the coming days. I was saddened to hear this for obvious reasons – not just because I have contributed, but also because it had been a key source of my own daily inspiration for a long time now. The site has been a healthy dose of traffic since it’s launch and had seemingly grown in popularity for its recurring themes of kindness, happiness and positivity.
However, the announcement did remind me of how change is good, refreshing, and sometimes inevitable.
The founder of the site started out on a mission three years ago and now that mission will take on a new path in a different form. If we fall victim to comfort and familiarity, we could potentially be missing out on so much more that could be out there for us. I have an extension on my Google Chrome browser that displays an inspirational quote everyday and recently, it published one that really resonated:
At any given time in life, you have two options: You can step back into safety or step forward into growth.
I remind myself of this practically everyday when I feel the going getting too rough or life’s woes becoming a bit much. Living with intent is the driving force behind this. You can either flounder or flourish and the latter always wins. Never forget that.
I spoke with the founder and they were at peace with the decision because the timing was just right. When you know, you know. And that is important to remember when embarking on a change like this; remind yourself of the lasting impact that you have left on those that had the pleasure of being a part of your journey. It’s about the satisfied feeling of knowing that you have transformed people’s lives in a positive way.
That said, I wish the founder of the site and everyone who has contributed in some way, all the very best. May this change open up a whole new set of doors with endless possibilities for everyone that had the pleasure of enjoying the content. I will re-post the articles I have published there on my own blog in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.