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Diary Entry #31: Keep Pushing Through

Dear diary,

One thing about me is that I’m super hard on myself. You know, you see others succeeding and you’re truly happy for them. You cheer them on, but you can’t help but feel a little bit of comparison coming on. That has been the case for me, possibly, the last couple of months. I’m so happy for all of my fellow blogger friends, but it just seems like I’m very stagnant. No matter how much you know about not comparing yourself and how everyone grows and gets to different points in their life in their own time, it doesn’t stop the feeling from creeping up. Knowing this information can help you pull yourself out of that feeling, but it doesn’t keep you from feeling it at all.

Although this past year has been filled with some surprising blessings, there have been so many challenges and battles within myself that I feel have helped in me remaining stagnant. Maybe I don’t seem stagnant to others, but I’ve yet to move to where I need to be. I know it takes time and I don’t plan on rushing anything, but still, it can become discouraging. It HAS become discouraging. What has helped me push through are the kind words that I’ve received on a daily. These words are not just from people who I know personally, but from people who I’ve met through the internet thanks to this blogging journey. Between working hard every single day, dealing with the emotions the craziness of the world is bringing, and dealing with the battles that are within me…it can become pretty easy to want to give up. When I hear others tell me how good I’m doing or they’re proud of me, it almost makes me want to cry. Those words keep me pushing and makes me want to fight each and every single day for my dream.

If this past year hasn’t taught me anything, it’s certainly taught me to keep pushing through.

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.

Cicely Tyson

Comments

  1. I would love to leave comments on your blog, but I often get discouraged from doing so. I have to go to your site to leave a comment, whereas I used to be able to easily leave a comment through the WP reader. The WP reader is easier for me personally, because I mainly use my phone to interact with bloggers. ๐Ÿ˜“

    At the moment, I am using my laptop. I just wanted to say that you are not alone, and that feeling discouraged often results from perusing the entrepreneurial path. Some of the most successful CEOs took years to build a successful company, but what made them different from the rest is that they did not quit. Even though I am not an entrepreneur myself, I listen to podcasts created by CEOs and entrepreneurs to help me stay motivated and focused, especially when I feel like everything is too overwhelming. They really are some of the best life coaches.

    • Really? Has it been like that for a while? I wonder if it’s because I’m self-hosted now. I’ll try to look into it and see if there’s anything I can do. What you said is so true about not quitting. I think another thing along with that is the passion and drive they had as well. You have to have that in order to not quit when times get really rough. I love listening to a few podcasts from women entrepreneurs! They truly are motivating and fill me with hope. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I hope that I’m able to figure out the commenting issue, but if not, I’m still so grateful to have you as a reader and supporter โ™ฅ

  2. Oh my goodness, girl. You are NOT alone. I cannot tell you how discouraged I was with my blog last year. I kept beating myself up because I felt like I wasn’t progressing at all. But that stagnation doesn’t last forever! Keep going, you got this!

    • Thank you so much for your encouraging words! It really helps to see that I’m not the only one. I’m going to keep pushing and pray that more moves are made in due time โ™ฅ

  3. I canโ€™t tell you how much I relate to this post. Literally every detail. And if weโ€™re being honest here, to say we me through blogging, youโ€™re the person who keeps me pushing through. โค๏ธ

    Weโ€™ll just have to keep pushing through together sis, and take it one day at a time.

    • Aw omg girl stop ๐Ÿ˜ญ…that means so much to hear! Your posts are so motivating, they really help me honestly โ™ฅ. We can definitely push through together. We got this girl!

  4. You definitely have that skill of being down to earth and approachable. I love coming to read your posts and thinking. I feel that way too or have been there. Both as a blogger and writer, I feel like a fish out of water.

    It just helps to vocalise and realise other people struggle too but don’t necessarily show it. If there isn’t already a place, there should be somewhere bloggers can share their feelings and make it about themselves first and foremost and their work second.

    • Thank you so much and I’m so happy that you don’t feel alone when you read my posts. That’s always the aim. I know sometimes bloggers use Twitter to express their thoughts, but even then, it’s mostly used for work. That would be amazing for there to be a place for bloggers to just express their struggles and everything else freely. If there isn’t then I think you should create one! That would be so awesome if you did since you came up with the idea โ™ฅ

      • Smiles ๐Ÿ™‚ I am more the ideas girl and less the follow through type. I’ve realised through my blog. I am not actually a people person. I use Twitter too and I like it. I wouldn’t know how to get people engaged and I’m wondering if the issue is, people want to participate anonymously and be candid, that way? Maybe I’ll start a series and see if I get any feedback. I don’t usually but I hope you’re well ๐Ÿ™‚

        • I understand that 100%. I’m kind of the same too. I have ideas, but I’m not always the best at the execution. It could be that people want to remain anonymous. I know some people would rather not have others know that it’s them feeling that way. I think starting a series would be a great idea! And I’m doing pretty okay…I hope you’re well also โ™ฅ

          • Very true because I was thinking I usually don’t share my feelings and it would be even tougher with strangers but I took the plunge and made a super cheesy but potentially witty post and I’ll treat it like a chatroom and see if anyone stops by. I could do a mix of serious vs silly *shrugs* Anyway I’m calling it #BlogLife and ‘m doing good thanks for asking. Night Night ๐Ÿ™‚

          • I love that! I’m sure you’ll get some great responses. You never know where it could go! And you’re welcome โ™ฅ

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