Up until a couple of months ago, I thought blogging was for a “special crowd”. Bloggers are amazing because of their tips for a variety of different things that I found through Pinterest. I learned how to do fun things with my hair, how to organize my life better, and a plethora of different DIY’s all because of these bloggers. What I didn’t know was what the heck I wanted to do with my life, but I knew one thing. I wanted to enjoy it.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be an artist. I loved drawing pictures and sending them to my grandmother in the mail. When I was around 11, I wanted to be a famous actress and held that dream for a LONG time. I thought that when I finished high school, I was going to move to LA and be on the big screen. In reality, I was too chicken to live in the unknown and I didn’t have anyone that supported the idea. So for my chicken/people-pleasing self, I didn’t do it. I learned that I loved being on stage, but I had too much fear of auditioning. So my dreams of that didn’t work out either. Really, all of those people that audition over and over again and get rejected over and over again are truly inspiring.
So what really happened after I graduated high school is I took a break from school for a semester to try to figure out what I actually wanted to do. Then still with no grand idea, I went to a community college to get the required classes out of the way. Then I ended up with an associates degree in social sciences. I thought psychology was interesting, but not enough for all of the school necessary to actually do anything with it. Maybe now would be the time to share that I absolutely hate school. After my associates, I still didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do. I thought a degree in mass communications might be fun. BOY WAS I WRONG!
The Actual Reasons for Blogging:
While all of this nonsense was happening, I was finding myself lean towards owning a small business. Some ideas included selling little clay keychains or opening up a bakery in a small town. Another idea that I actually did for a bit was one of those programs that I had to sell a product to a bunch of people and receive a small profit (think Avon). I still love small businesses and I love the idea of being my own boss. However, going to school for business sounded awful (you don’t need a business degree for blogging).
I think it’s very important to think of the activities that you enjoy as a child. Basically my whole life, I loved journaling about my day and making schedules of what I was going to do the next day. Writing every day about what I loved and was passionate about was so much fun for me. I love sharing about my life!
One other reason is because I wanted my job to be flexible. I wanted to be able to travel often. I tried making youtube videos for a while and I loved it, but it took up too much time. With blogging, I can write in my pajamas and no makeup. If I make a mistake, I don’t have to retake the shot, I can simply press the magical backspace button. Also, I can write anywhere! I could take a trip across the world and still update my blog.
What are you even going to write about?
Well, as you can see, I had a hard enough time trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I don’t want other people to struggle as much as I did. Obviously, I don’t have all of the answers, but I want to do what I can. I often times want to give up on trying to make life easier. The only problem with that is it isn’t fun. I want to write about things that can make life more enjoyable! My motto for this blog is: Life is a game. You just have to learn how to play it.
What are your passions? I want to know! Comment them down below.