OneGiantStep Changes It Up

14.November 2010

Our Journey

fear=curiosity

I have had this picture as my screen saver at work since I got back from our trip.

For me, it represents the OneGiantStep I have taken outside of my comfort zone in the past 2 ½ years. It reminds me daily of my commitment to live a more uncomfortable life…to step out and try things that are hard, that test me, that make me grow.

And so OneGiantStep must grow too.

I like that maybe I inspire people and I think more people need to be inspired. I want to show people that, whatever their dream, it’s only OneGiantStep away…that it’s not that far…it just seems that way.

I want to continue writing about our experiences while we were away but I also want to share more about how we got where we are…both the planning of the trip and the mind shift that allowed it to happen. And I want to share more about where we see ourselves going…we have bigger goals than ever, and plans to make it happen!

And so that’s what it’s going to look like around here. I hope you’ll stay and help – contribute your voice, ask questions, challenge yourself and others.

I have a few people to thank for helping me with the redesign:

  • First up is tech support. Jason (the other ½ of OneGiantStep) has done an amazing job of tweaking the code and making sure it all looks right for me. It would have taken me forever to figure out what he did in a fraction of the time.
  • Clark of ToUncertaintyAndBeyond tipped me off to the Theme Test Drive plugin that made this whole redesign so much easier. Using this plugin I was able to see and tweak the new site without ever affecting the existing site. I don’t know how else I would have done it.
  • Last, but certainly not least, is HopAndJaunt for designing the fabulous new header and logo. I love, love, love it!! They were so patient with me…I used non-creative, totally vague language to describe what I wanted and then seemingly changed my mind partway through. They were nothing but kind and generous and I totally would recommend them to anyone looking for any graphic design work…I mean look at it…it’s beautiful!!

Replace Fear Of The Unknown With CuriosityIt’s an interesting concept…

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20 Responses to “OneGiantStep Changes It Up”

  1. Jillian Says:

    Congrats on the redesign, its fabulous! Look forward to seeing where you go from here.

  2. Keith Says:

    Love it! Your carton self is fantastic, with her trailing scarf and all. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the new site.

  3. Akila Says:

    Love the redesign! Hop & Jaunt did a great job with the header.

  4. flip Says:

    love the design :-)

  5. Lisa Says:

    I love the new site Gillian!

  6. Glenda Says:

    Great work!

  7. Michelle Says:

    You’re fancy.

    And I love it.

  8. Paul of Bert & Patty Says:

    Great looking makeover Gillian! It’s a great layout. I’ve already organized myself with TestDrive and I’m sure it’ll be very useful.

    Even though your trip is over, I look forward to your posts since we seem to have followed a similar path.

  9. Mandy Says:

    The new design: I love it, love it, love it….that’s the ‘catch phrase’ around our home for things that Mandy REALLY,REALLY likes. You have inspired me (and I am sure others) to try and live life a bit more ‘uncomfortably’.

  10. Gillian Says:

    Thanks everyone. I appreciate the love. And to those of you that listen to my ‘manifesto’ with unfailing interest and encouragement day after day…much love…Cheers!

  11. Aly Says:

    Yeahy! The new site looks great!! And “Sally” looks at home here :) So glad we created something that you love, and it looks like she’s already pretty well liked from all the positive feedback!! Go Team One Giant Step!!

  12. Dirk Says:

    I like the new design, and am glad that you are continuing with the blog.
    Dirk recently posted..Barcelona

  13. Ant Stone Says:

    Beautifullll… great attitude, adapting with the times, I like it.

  14. Clark Says:

    The site looks good. Glad I could help out. Did you use Firebug too?

  15. Matt Says:

    Love the redesign!! Really looking forward to what you’ll be dishing out in the future especially information on planning. Love the logo!!
    Matt recently posted..5 Reasons You Should Learn a Second Language

  16. Jill - Jack and Jill Travel The World Says:

    The site looks great, Gillian!! And thanks for the mention of the TestDrive plugin, that’s EXACTLY what we’ve been looking for.

  17. Amy Says:

    Gillian, love the new site and plans to keep things going. Just wanted to let you know that when I tried to access the site in Chrome, Google gave me a warning that the site may be infected with malware. This didn’t happen on IE or Safari. Not sure if it is just my computer, but you may want to check into it.

    • Gillian Says:

      Thanks for the encouragement Amy…and the piece about Google Chrome. I didn’t know it was throwing a warning there. I’ll have to figure that out. Cheers!

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