Making Something New… © Jed Smith

With change comes a few bumps and a bit of mess…

Just a month ago I embarked on a major update to ItalyWise. I’d decided I was ready for a design that gave me more flexibility and felt more lively. After all, life as an expat in Italy is anything but dull and it is ALWAYS changing and evolving. If only I could say that I could invite and implement change without any angst. If only I could hope that, in this day and age, I could push a few buttons and everything would magically fall into place.

So, yet another lesson about life…

And mess. Old attachments and old ways of doing things have to be relinquished in order to make way for the new. You often need to step out of yourself and look at what you have and decide to assemble those things in an entirely new way while understanding that probably there will come another day when you break even that apart and reassemble the pieces of your life. Something new comes at a price, but I’m finding it’s a price I’m gladly willing to pay, even though I’ve had a few kicking and screaming episodes as I’ve been trying to figure out this “migration” to a new design template and platform.

Bear with me as the changes continue.

I’d love to say that my newly rendered website will manifest as a flawless experience but that would be misleading. You may have times when you attempt to log on and you get the dreaded “undergoing maintenance” message. Please have patience with ItalyWise as I smooth out the rough edges. The newly designed website and functionality are intended to deliver to you an elevated experience.

Post notifications.

You may experience some inconsistency here as I work through this functionality. For two weeks I’ve been stymied at notifications going out without the featured photos that are important hallmarks of ItalyWise. But, I’m working with the experts to figure this out and get your notifications back on track so that you get a full and proper preview!

I always welcome your feedback!

Particularly now, as I smooth out the rough edges, I want to hear from you. If there is something you see as missing, let me know! If there are topics that you’d like to hear about, don’t be shy! I’m always adding to my list of future topics and videos so please, influence me.

And, coming soon…

Provided I’m not completely flummoxed by a few of the aforementioned migration issues, the next two topics making their way to the launchpad are “What to do When You Have a Car Accident in Italy” (believe me, this is important information) and, on a more entertaining note, the final in the series about La Porta dei Parchi—a special tasting of the farm’s spectacular artisanal organic cheeses.

Grazie mille!

Thanks for sticking with me on this journey and evolution. I look forward to hearing from you.