6 Unexpected Surprises I Learned From Blogging

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I have a confession… I purchased the web domain for Mom’s Balanced Life in January of 2016; I didn’t do much with it until September of 2016. I had visions of my well-behaved children and I, enjoying our days and my new career of being a blogger fulfilling the dream of all dreams. In this illusion, I had time to clean and prepare wonderful meals. Then I had a reality check. Not a burst your bubble sort of check, just one thatwould require more work than I had originally anticipated.

Before officially launching, I read so many articles on blogging. How to blog, how not to blog, and of course how to make money blogging. I was trying to soak up all the information I could before really jumping in feet first. Now, I regret not jumping in then doing all the research. I was terrified. I was scared of the critics, I was not thrilled about working with something so foreign like analytics and to be honest I was just plain nervous. I would compare it to starting a new job except you have no one training you; other than the amazing resources you find online. I know I jammed more blogging information into my head than necessary. To the point where I get lost in my blogging thoughts and I bounce around too much. This post is only to share my personal struggles, not to deter anyone from chasing their dream of being a blogger.

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Inspiration Tuesday- Success is No Accident

I had a small melt down this week regarding my own goals for 2017 and stumbled upon the featured quote for this week’s Inspiration Tuesday.

We are officially passed the half way point of January. People have begun to form new habits with their New Year’s Resolutions, perhaps stumbling through them (like me!) or may have given up completely. Last week I wrote on rocking health and fitness goals.  Today, on Inspiration Tuesday is a quick bit of tough love.

This world is full of sources for instant gratification; screen time, ready made treats, TV on demand and so on. Many times people want a magic pill for weight loss or the promotion without extra work.  The majority of people who are (seemingly) on top of the world, worked to get to where they are. Oprah didn’t become a sensation over night, she has been very candid about her struggles towards success, both in the work force and with her health.

If you have started a new venture with your health, travel, dream chasing or whatever else it may be, and feels like an obstacle course to your goals,  keep going! Success doesn’t just land in our laps and it doesn’t happen overnight. I always try to tell myself, I can do hard things, I have done hard things, and I will continue to do hard things.  Cheers to success and the hard times which lead us there!

What are YOU willing to do for your success?

 

 

 

 

How Writing Can be Theraputic

It’s early in my blogging relationship and I wanted to write for a purpose. I wanted to get all the voices in my head out and give them a place to feel at home. This blog is the one of the best places for it. For as long as I can remember I have loved the art of writing. I wrote songs when I was first able to form sentences, later I realized I had ZERO talent generating a song that was lyrically sound. Later, I began toying with poems and when I get more comfortable here I may share some here. My high school career began and writing projects became a little more in depth. That’s when I was thrown to the wolves. My papers were torn to apart regarding grammar and flow.  My senior year I dropped my creative writing class because I didn’t want to suffer through more criticism.   Continue reading How Writing Can be Theraputic