Coming Back to Blogging From an Unexpected Break!

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Man , it feels GOOD to blog again !! First of all, I want to apologize to you all for the unexpected break that I’ve had to take from blogging. These past few months have been full of so many life transitions for me. Some transitions have been stressful while others have been very exciting! Either way, I count it all joy. I’ve been extremely blessed. I’ve encountered many new life changing opportunities and I’ve also learned A LOT.

However, I am glad to be back in the positive atmosphere of blogging!! I have so much to share with you guys and honestly, even though this was an unexpected break .. it’s turned out to be very beneficial. Because of everything that life’s thrown at me over the past couple of months, I feel like I have soooo much content to share!! 🙂 So that’s a good thing.

To everyone who has still continuously visited my blog, read and commented on my posts during my time of absence – THANK YOU!!! I can’t begin to tell you how much it made my heart smile to see everyone still being so supportive and showing so much love!! Now, if you’ll excuse me .. I have about three months worth of notifications to catch up on and soooooo many people to go and follow back!! I’m excited about getting the chance to finally catch up and explore yall’s blogs since I now have time again to do it!!

I love you guys & I look forward to posting again soon!! Thanks for stopping by. You’re amazing!!

-J e s s i c a

 

My Personal Life Update in the Healthcare Field !!

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First of all, I want to apologize because I’ve been kind of MIA and inactive with my blog over the past week. If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you’ll see that I’ve recently just started a new job. After a year of working in an office, I’ve decided to go back into healthcare !! To be specific, I am currently a Certified Nursing Assistant and strongly considering Nursing School. I’ve been offered the opportunity twice in the past to go to Nursing School but I turned them down because I feared failing out and not actually making it through.
Nursing School is tough and you have to really really be committed to it in order to make it to the finish line but for some reason this time around I’m more confident in the fact that I can do it so I believe I’m going to give it a shot !! After starting in healthcare and then taking a break to test the waters of something else, I found that my true passion is helping and taking care of other people. I didn’t fit well in the office but I definitely feel like this part of healthcare is where my calling is at.

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As you can see I’m a little excited in this picture! Excuse my eyes though haha this filter has them looking a little creepy!
This week I have completed my first full week on my new job and I have to be honest .. I LOVE IT !! I feel like a natural fit. I guess it’s because I already kind of knew what to expect for the most part. The hardest and most challenging thing for me has been the struggle to get my body back adjusted to this type of work. Oh my gosh !! I really didn’t think it would be this rough. My feet have hurt SO bad everyday from being upon on them for several hours at a time and my back has been very sore from lifting and tugging on the patients to transfer them either into their beds or wheelchairs. Thankfully, my Husband has given me multiple massages and I’m just so grateful for him because if not, I probably would’ve whined about it until he finally gave in. 😂😂
So yeah , this is pretty much why I’ve been MIA on the blog this week! I’ve been very busy with getting adjusted to my new job 💙 I just want to say thank you to everyone who has still taken the time to stop by blog and show me some love !! I look forward to catching up on everything that you guys have been writing about so if you notice me commenting on some of your posts from dayssss ago, I’m just catching up! Love Y’all !! I wish you nothing but good, strong, positive vibes from this side of the world !! xoxo!

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20,000+Views = BLOG PARTY!! Leave Your Links & Make Some New Friends!!!!

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OKAY, sooo.. 20,000+views on the blog .. 20,407 to be currently be exact at this very moment. Oh my gosh!! Words literally cannot express how happy that makes me !! This would’ve NEVER been possible without the support of you guys.💜 I appreciate the fact that you take time out of your busy schedule to stop by and read what I share on my blog everyday. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again .. The Blogging Community is nothing short of A M A Z I N G !! The amount of support I get from it is so overwhelming and heart warming!!
I love y’all & I can’t say thank you enough!! I hope you guys stick around to help me reach a million !! 🙂 That’s gonna be hard but totally not impossible !! But no really, I’m always trying to give back to the blogging community by sharing different tips and etc but today .. I’ve decided to throw you guys a BLOG PARTY 🎉🎉 Share your blog links as well as your social media ones that you’d like everyone to follow you on. (Blog, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, Twitter, Instagram) All links are welcome!! I’ll go first and I WILL follow everyone back as always !! 😍😘😜
Blog: https://personalgrowthsuccessblog.com/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/csm3jcarter/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jessica66342553
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jesscarterharris/

7 Advantages of Blogging!

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For those of you who don’t know , I’ve gotten to where I don’t make the “blogging award” posts on my page anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely, extremely grateful for those of you who have nominated me on several different occasions and for many different awards. I just don’t want to publish too many of those posts and distract my readers from my niche and what I promote, which is Self-Love & Self-Care for the most part. However, I was nominated by another fellow blogger, Dynaxty, for the “Awesome Blogger” Award.

As I was reading his post, I noticed a question in there that made me personally think and want to answer myself – What are three advantages of blogging? Although he was asked to only list three of them .. I came up with seven !! So this particular post is literally inspired by both the Awesome Blogger Award and Dynaxty !! If you have not connected with him yet, I strongly urge you to do so 🙂 He is a VERY encouraging, wise and uplifting person. I love connecting with people like that. I enjoy reading his posts and sometimes his blog is one of the ones that I personally seek out when I’m needing some encouragement or inspiration myself. You can find him here: https://dynaxty.wordpress.com/

S E V E N Advantages of {.B L O G G I N G.}

1. Blogging helps depression! I have actually already written a post on that and exactly HOW it helps. If you haven’t read it already, you can check it out here Blogging Helps Depression

2. Extra Income! You can easily make pocket change from blogging but if you’re really serious about wanting your blog to be successful .. you can become a full-time blogger and make a lot of good money! It’s hard work though! I will tell you that and it takes time. It’s definitely not a get rich quick scheme.

3. Blogging gives you the opportunity to make new friends !! You might think that sounds crazy because you’re making friends with people online but at least it helps with the loneliness! I have personally enjoyed connecting with other people who I have yet to meet in person but have a lot of the same things in common with me.

4. Learn New Things – in the world of blogging, you also have the opportunity to LEARN new things from other people and their cultures !! I love it and I think it’s neat! I have really enjoyed connecting with people from Nigeria and I’ve been blown away by some of the things I’ve learned about their culture! Absolutely amazing.

5. Encourage Others & Share Your Story– Blogging offers you the opportunity to share your story and encourage people ALL OVER THIS WORLD !! You’d be surprised by the amount of people who will actually find healing in your words and your very own personal testimony.

6. Blogging is a GREAT way to promote your business if you have one.

7. Gain Influence – What’s the best way to change the world? You could become a politician, activist or volunteer… OR you could become a blogger! A successful blogger gains a wide audience of people who trust and respect them. The more of a positive influence you have on people, the bigger the impact will be too 🙂

 

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog today! I appreciate your support more than you will ever know!! xoxo!

– J e s s i c a

7 Places to Find Inspiration When Fighting Blogger’s Block!💙

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This is for all of my blogging friends that are currently fighting blogger’s block OR blogger burnout due to lack of inspiration for their posts! I hope this helps and sparks new ideas for you to write/post about 💛
1. WRITE ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE GOING THROUGH
Sometimes, my posts are inspired by my current situations or circumstances. It’s a great way for me to vent. I don’t put too much of my personal business on here though. Instead, I try to deflect it in a positive or encouraging way. In the process of encouraging you, I’m also encouraging me too!
2. WRITE ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS YOU’VE BEEN THROUGH
“Somebody somewhere is waiting for the wisdom of your experience.. it will serve as their life jacket through the storm.” -Derron E. Short Never be ashamed of your story. Help people heal through your words.
3. BROWSE PINTEREST
I love Pinterest !! It’s literally one of my FAVORITE social media sites. I get so many ideas from there that it’s unreal. Different dinner ideas, blog post ideas, pictures, DIY projects, wedding decor ideas, birthday party ideas and sooo much more!! Browse through there for a little bit and get inspired! For my blogs, a lot of times the picture quotes are enough inspiration for me. If I can relate to the quote in any kind of way then I’ll write about it. If that doesn’t work for you, you can also type in the Pinterest search bar “Blog Post Ideas” and a huge variety of them will pop up!! Pinterest is very helpful when you’re looking for inspiration.
4. LISTS
Create a list of something – People are lazy. They don’t want to waste time on searching and gathering information. That’s the reason why lists are popular.
For example:

  • 5 Ways To Love Yourself More
  • 7 Ways To Keep a Consistent Relationship With Christ
  • 3 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health

5. TWITTER
I originally created a Twitter Account to discover more bloggers and connect with them. But here lately, I’ve gotten in the habit of following a lot of other inspirational people that I don’t even think have blogs! Why? Because I love their tweets! It’s like their tweets speak to personal parts of my life and they are so encouraging!! Sometimes, the tweets they share spark up blog post ideas for me! If I can relate to it in any way, shape, form or fashion, then I might write about it or if their tweets relate to any of my posts I’m working on then I might add their tweet in it. (See how I used Derron E. Short’s Tweet/Quote in this current post here? Number 2.)

6. SHARE YOUR GOALS & DREAMS
Write down all your goals for the current year or dreams where you want to be in 5 years time. It gives nice pressure and motivation to achieve the goals, and it will excite your loyal followers.

7. “GET TO KNOW ME” POST
Make a post including interesting facts about yourself and let your readers get to know you a little better!😜

I hope these few little tips help you just a little bit if you’re struggling with blogger’s block! I’ll be making another post like this to share some more ideas later. I enjoy looking out for my fellow bloggers and helping y’all out when & if I can. It’s enough room for all of us to be great!! Thanks for reading and visiting my blog today!! Sending lots of love and positive vibes your way 💛

Jessica