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?
LaShawn Uchenna Ani says
I love it, you are doing an amazing job
thank you love…that means so much to me ♥
Emily | That Weird Girl Life 🍂🎃 (@emahlee13) says
This was such a lovely and inspiring post! I’m so happy for how blogging has impacted your life for the better! It’s kind of amazing how blogging finds us and changes us 🙂 It seems like such positives all around and I’m so happy for everything blogging has given you! <3
Emily | https://www.thatweirdgirllife.com
Thank you so much love! I really appreciate that. Wishing you positive vibes for you in your life journey as well ♥
Resha K. says
Thank you for this blogpost! I can identify so much with this. I’m a recent college grad and a new blogger. I’m so encouraged to keep pushing with my writing!
We’re on the same boat! I’m so glad you were able to feel encouraged from my blog post love! And welcome to the blogging community ♥
I can say that I am honestly glad that you found blogging. Many people think you’re so quiet and shy, but you have so many thoughts and opinions. You’re thoughts could really open up some ways that people’s closed mind operate about a situation. Keep it up girl! It’s only up from here.
aw thank you! I really appreciate this ♥
I commend your consistency in blogging. It’s amazing how it has led to both your personal growth and professional opportunities. Blogging has changed my life in a few ways. For years I procrastinated regarding my blog. Starting my blog was telling my self-doubt my voice matters and that I have a lot to say. It has also been me claiming my destiny as a writer. And that I’m worthy of being an excellent writer. Keep doing you. Maybe we’ll run into each other in metro Atlanta some day lol.
Thank you so much! And I’m so happy for you for claiming your destiny. I don’t live in Atlanta, but I’m not too far away. Maybe one day we’ll meet. I’ve always wanted to meet fellow bloggers. Thanks for reading ♥
I just recently started a blog to help heal from the toxic relationships that I have been in and I know what you mean. It has done wonders for me. Best of luck to you!
That’s amazing that you found an outlet. Best of luck to you as well! ♥
Welcome back!! I’m so happy things are coming in for you. I wish you all of the success and happiness!😊
Thank you so much! I wish the same for you as well ♥
Britt K says
I love this! I feel the same way – blogging wasn’t something I ever planned on, however, it has now become a fulltime income opportunity for me. The best part? My blog is focused on a niche that I am truly passionate about – meaning that I REALLY love doing the writing and networking with others in my industry. What more could someone ask for when it comes to a career than making a solid income doing something you love?
You hit the nail right on the head! That’s the goal…make money doing something you truly love and enjoy. I’m so happy for you! I’m working towards that right now. I’ll be there very soon…claiming it! Thanks for reading and commenting ♥
Baby Boomer Super Saver says
Blogging is a great tool for personal development. I’m so glad you are enjoying it! Keep up the good work!
I’m just seeing your comment because it was marked as spam, so weird. But you are so right. I think it can really help build character. I plan on it, thank you! ♥