Blogging is something that wasn’t planned in the slightest. I didn’t go to college for journalism. I never had a dream of becoming a writer or anything of the sort minus the poetry I decided to start writing in high school, but still, I never thought of writing a book like I am now. Yet, blogging has become something that has changed my life and is continuing to change my life.
It’s given me motivation. I’ve probably stated this a thousand times, but I graduated from college and received my degree in Psychology this year. Going into college, all I knew was that I wanted to help people. I had no clue what major or anything, but all I knew was nursing or psychology. It wasn’t because I just fell in love with those majors, I just knew nothing else. I entered a nursing major and left a psychology major. All throughout college, I wasn’t motivated one bit to study or really focus. Psychology just wasn’t something I wanted in the end like I thought. I struggle very often with being motivated in general, but with blogging, that’s different. I’ve never felt so motivated to keep doing something. I’ve never worked as hard as I can, yet still feel like I’m just not doing enough. I’m motivated to make this my career and to keep going. I’m writing this at 11pm after a long 8 hour shift, extremely tired, but I’m still getting this post done. I’m the most motivated I’ve ever been.
It’s helping me express myself more. I’ve always felt like someone who’s been in the background. I’m very shy and quiet around strangers, even my family that I’m not around all the time. I’m a lot more outgoing with my friends, but even then I feel like I’m not always heard. That’s how it has always been. Whenever I have something to say, someone has always overpowered me. I don’t know how to express myself too much vocally on different topics, so I don’t. Making this blog has helped me express myself more than ever. I’ve brought up topics I wouldn’t know how to bring up in group settings. I’m hoping one day that I’ll be able to work on vocally expressing myself the way I’ve been able to through writing.
It’s giving me opportunities. I’ve only been blogging a little over a year, but I’ve already gotten a few opportunities, and I have more coming my way. I was messaged by a company to make a blog post on their jewelry that you can find here. I was able to be part of an interview where my mother and I was interviewed. I just recently had a networking opportunity where I met some amazing people AND I have something coming up in 2020. Doors are opening and I’m blessed.
It’s shown me my path. This kind of goes along with the first one a bit. Graduating from college, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I know going to grad school just isn’t something for me in the near future, but before blogging, my path in life was just a haze. It’s not that uncommon, but when you spend your time working on your degree, you kind of expect yourself to use it at some point. I didn’t know anything that just lit up my eyes and put fire into my soul. I didn’t find that passion…until I started blogging. Blogging showed me a path that I never knew could exist for me. Something I saw others succeed at, but something I didn’t know I’d ever want to go for. I’m just beginning and I wouldn’t change this path for anything.
I know as I continue to blog, it will continue to change my life and I’m ready more than ever. How has blogging changed your life?