The Past helping the Present

looking at the beach through a tunnel
"Beach, past & present" by amira_a is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Carl Sagan wrote “You have to know the past to understand the present.” Well in my case, it seems that the knowledge of my professional past (IT consultant, Knowledge Management, web development, technical architect....) is enabling me to understand the need to reinvent myself technologically for the present moment - which inevitably will sow the seed for the future.

All this knowing from the past is helping me to get ready to start this new project. To get it out in the open and to be technically ready for the next stage of the process.

It has been a long process. Getting the website code re-engineered, moving the domains to a more stable development environment, engaging and reinventing my social media presence, resurrecting my blog, bringing it all into the new coding paradigm of this decade and optimising the whole lot for search engines. I couldn't believe it when I realised that my old website had not been updated since 2007. That's ten years!!!

So I am now finally technologically up to date. I have considered that I was using this "technical migration" as a means to avoid what I need to do in terms of the project plan - write the white papers, create a teaching plan, etc... But that is not the case, at some point I will have needed to do this. I will have needed to spend time to be ready for the digital world of marketing. So, the time was spent well.

I give gratitude for my previous professional life as I have been able to do all this by myself - even though it has taken months - and I when I work out the (wo)man hours, I know that this would have cost a lot to get someone else to do it. But this has also given me the time and space to look at this offering called "MindfulPlayUK" and see it from a technical and social point of view. Now the hard work begins. Hashtag Happy. :)


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