January Reflection // 8 Month Blogversary
There’s been something I’ve been wanting to try for 2019: Monthly reflections.
Each month I’ll write a little reflection (possibly including 1-3 topics) and it’ll kind of a mini-chat here on the blog. I felt like it would be a nice, more meaningful alternative to subtweeting (b/c Goodness knows how much I need to quit that shit).
We’re going to have to do a little experimentation on how I want to format this, but I’m sure we’ll figure it out. So let’s get it, let’s goo.
Last month was the 8th month anniversary of the blog and I honestly didn’t realize how quickly time flew by! I guess when you’ve got things to do, you’re not really caught up with counting the days, huh. I wanted to celebrate six months into the blog but the months flew right past my head and I was once again left with another glass of wine, shaking my head at my own carelessness.
NO MATTER because I’m here to reflect on that today: thoughts on the blog since I started.
happy 8 month blogversary
The new year is a big deal for many people all over the world. New beginnings, resolutions galore, y’know- all of that good stuff. And as much as people hate on resolutioners, I absolutely love it because people are inspired to ACTUALLY TRY and sometimes that’s half the battle, y’know? Just like deciding to launch my blog was a big part of a new chapter of my life.
Why did I start blogging? I honestly think it was because I was tired of not being able to share new ideas with others. In the past, I would always tell friends about launching my own blog and/or YouTube channel and every time, I would let others’uncertainty influence my willingness to start something new. And I was absolutely so fucking tired of it. I was tired of letting myself fall into people’s lack of faith. I wanted to meet others who were as curious about the world as I was, who had ideas different than my own, in industries not related to anything I ever concerned myself with during undergrad.
Everything that surrounded me had to do with school and I was actually soo frustrated about it that I finally decided to launch a blog. And so now I get to to share everything I ever wanted to share in my own personal space here on the blog with you!
It's been eight months on the blog and I have had so much fun creating content & exploring Dallas because of it. Like WOW. It’s been absolutely amazing… I was able to rekindle my love for the creative things I enjoyed before racking up any of the college loans I have now. I’ve been so blessed to be able to have the opportunity to network and collaborate with interesting creators and businesses and have been so honored to be invited and attend events that would’ve honestly forever remained a dream if I hadn’t decided to take a leap of faith. I’ve made friends all over the world who’ve related to topics I’ve written about on the blog and I hope to meet these individuals for coffee one day because they have been my inspiration since the beginning.
Blogging has really gotten me to think about what brings me joy. It’s gotten me to take chances on projects and others. It’s helped me to open my eyes to parts of my life I seriously needed to reflect on and change. It’s empowered me and has strengthened my courage in pursuing something that others may look down on or lack faith in. It’s humbled me in many ways, showing me the hard work that freelancers, creatives, producers, small business owners need to put forth everyday to make their dreams come true. It’s pushed me to meet different people from different walks of life and to learn from them- from their experiences in their industry and in their personal lives which really had me reflecting more on the kinds of people I want to surround myself with.
I know that it’s a privilege to have the opportunity to explore my creativity and build the skills I want to build. And because of this, I am inspired everyday to push towards the life my heart desires, regardless of what or how others think of me. I want my life to be filled with happiness and purpose and I pray that we make meaningful decisions towards this powerful, quiet (but very loud) call in our hearts.
My eight months in the blogsphere has been an uplifting, personal experience and I can’t wait for you to join me for more growth! I want to share so many things with you this year and possibly start small projects on the side that may or may not be related to YouTube, but we shall seeee (because wow, Vlogmas was a complete fail LOL xD)