Janae answered this question on her blog last month in 3 parts, and it got me thinking about why I blog.
You all know why I started this blog of mine. And as I approach my bloggiversary next month, I’ve had lots of time to reflect and think about why it is I do…what I do.
For starters, you have to know…I did not choose this “career” for myself, nor did I even have “blogger” on my radar as an occupation to add to my resume.
I had views of grandeur…work as an apparel designer, start my own clothing line…make lots of money, dress & style Celebrities…live the high life.
Of course, it hasn’t worked out that way. But I did have my stint in the fashion world. I started out as a Costume Designer and worked at it for 5 years. Taught Design classes for 10 months, and then designed Apparel for 6 months.
And for the most part, I haven’t stopped designing…for myself, and my girls at least.
A lot of people, myself included, didn’t think that this whole blogging gig wouldn’t last this long. I was expecting that I’d blog til I got bored, and then wake up one day and find myself at another 9-5 job.
That ain’t gonna happen!
Each day I wake up, I’m excited to work on my blog. Enthusiastic to speak my thoughts, my fears, my accomplishments, my dreams…to give my creativity free reign.
My alarm is set to an ungodly hour…4:30 am, and I know the hubbs hates it! But I can’t imagine starting my day any other way.
When I blog, I feel like I’m making an impact…on your lives, but more importantly…mine.
I had a conversation with a friend the other day, and I told him that I feel like I always have too many thoughts and ideas, than I have time to post for. And this is so true! We’ll be sitting at dinner and I’ll be staring out in la la land cuz there are tons of ideas in my head.
Not many people understand why I choose to blog…
“But you’re not making money?”
“You’re choosing to utilize your time on something that might not pan out, and you’re not getting income?”
I get it, I really do…but what I see is something that most people don’t. Yes, I’m not making money…now. But this lil’ bloggy blog of mine, will someday. Most people want instant gratification…and some don’t wanna have to put in the work to become successful.
I know the hard work it takes to become a success. And the reality is…overnight success is few and far in between.
But I’m happy to do it. I see a vision in my horizon, and everyday I know I’m getting an inch closer.
I can feel it.
Loss of sleep, Dreaming of my blog & future posts, Large amounts of coffee in the am, Spacing out during meal times, Writing at ungodly hours of the day….
Bring it on!!