Hey friends! I’m glad you’re here! I wanted to chat a little bit and give you guys the story about why I started a blog. Maybe you don’t know much about me, or blogging, or maybe you’ve been in my same position and on the fence about whether or not you should start a blog. I’m going to be honest, I’m not a writer and I have a lot of unorganized thoughts in my head, so bare with me.
So about three years ago I really wanted to start a blog. I had been following 3 fashion bloggers from my hometown in Indiana and they really inspired me. I have two kids, a full time job, and my husband works a lot, so I don’t have a lot of downtime. These girls made it easy for me to shop because they would share their finds, review them, and I wouldn’t even have to leave my house. It was like having a personal shopper. Then, I thought about all of the things that I’ve been asked about and shared with people and realized I am doing kind of the same thing without having a platform to display it all. When I recommend something to someone and they buy it and love it, it seriously makes me feel good. I am someone who loves fashion and trying new beauty products, but most of all, I love sharing my finds and deals with other people. The blog was always in the back of my mind, but I continued to push it aside because I was so busy and really wasn’t mentally ready to put myself out there. Then, I found out I was pregnant with my sweet Jack and I just didn’t feel like it was the right time.
Fast forward two years later….After getting used to being a family of 4 and going through quarantine, I knew this was my time! I felt stronger, more confident, and needed to do something for myself. I don’t know if it comes with age, having kids, overcoming a rough year, or maybe a little bit of everything, but I feel stronger than ever! I know I’m going to get some mean comments, but I’m also going to get nice comments, and that’s what I will focus on. I can’t change other people, but I can choose where to focus my energy. When people say mean things, it’s okay, I will pray for them.
As a mother, we always put ourselves last and take care of everyone else. With my job, I also find myself doing that, because as the practice manager, I have nine other people that I am somewhat responsible for and it’s easy to lose yourself. Anyway, I found myself, and I’m back! I still work and have little time, but decided I was going to make time. Even if I had to stay up late or get up extra early, blogging was something I was going to do for myself. It was and still is an entirely different world that I’m trying to navigate through, but I LOVE IT, more than I thought I would actually. When I started building my blog, I really got lost in it, and it has become a creative outlet for me. I want my blog to be a fun place for people to go to get ideas and inspiration, shop, and feel more confident in their clothes. It’s not about the money for me, it’s about the engagement and connection with other people. I get excited if anyone visits my blog! That’s a win for me and makes me feel good! It’s been a little over a month and I’ve made $2.00, but like I said, I’m okay with that. I was actually really excited that I made that, because that meant people bought items that I liked and shared, and they will hopefully enjoy too. I’ve had a lot of offers from companies where I could’ve made more money, but I am not selling out for something that doesn’t represent me. I want to represent brands that I am interested in and familiar with.
So I hope after reading this, you all feel like you know me a little better and if you are someone who is considering blogging, I hope this helps you in some way. As always, thank you for your support and visiting my blog!