If you were to ask me how I got started blogging I’d probably give you the simple answer. It was back in the beginning of 2012 and Pinterest was just starting to take off. I signed up and immediately fell in love. I began searching and collecting all of these great ideas and beautiful inspiring imagery, and what I noticed was that the websites that these recipes and ideas were located weren’t just websites. They were blogs – written by people like myself.
I honestly hadn’t even paid any attention to the word blog or knew that they could be so useful to anyone. I quickly became obsessed and well, here we are today.
That’s the story I share with most people. But that’s not really why I got started blogging, and I’m not sure I even realized it until long after I had begun.
I started blogging because I had a passion for sharing and supporting others like myself. I started blogging in hopes to inspire more people to make every day a celebration, because each day is a gift.
How do you know if you are in the right career?
Have you heard experts talk about how you find your ideal career? They say to look back at your childhood and what you did to pass the time. What were your hobbies? What was something that you obsessed over?
I never really thought about it much when I had started blogging, but looking back now I’ll tell you what mine were:
Writing. I had a journal and wrote about my daily mundane life. I also did some creative writing as well.
Photography. Okay, before all of the digital cameras there was film. My Mom gave me her old 110 camera when I was a kid and I loved taking photos. I’d save my money, buy the film, and take pictures. Then I’d turn them in and wait anxiously for them to be developed.
Baking. I enjoyed baking. I would create my own recipes and make many mistakes (as well as a big mess!)
And as a child I was always wanting to have more celebrations with family.
I encourage you to find someplace quiet to sit for a little while and write down all of the things you enjoyed doing as a child. These could be anything from sports to video games, to dressing up or having tea parties. Think about all of them. Do you still enjoy aspects of any of them now? Does your current career allow you to do anything in relation to them? If there is nothing in common at all I’d be willing to bet that you aren’t fully happy doing what you are doing, and it’s no fun spending half of your life doing something that you aren’t passionate about.
The big question is are you going to make a change and do something about it?
Wrapping up, it’s pretty obvious why I was drawn to the blogging. What’s been difficult for me personally over the past 6 years is finding the right level of sharing my personal life. While I don’t want to over-share, I do want to give you a little bit more of a glimpse of where I’ve come from and where I’m at now, through stories that I hope will inspire you to be a better mother, friend, sister, etc.