I ultimately started this blog to inspire, promote positivity, and help other people with their personal struggles by sharing some of my own and how I overcame them. I’m not a big fan of people being in my business but I do believe in being transparent. You can’t fully help someone else with what they’re going through if you aren’t willing to share your “been through”. I love the person I am today because it took a lot of love and pain to get here. I’m much stronger and even though there’s always constant room for improvement & growth within myself, I still desire to help others along the way as much as I can. I’m an encourager. That’s just who I am, I can’t help it. I feel like that’s what God has created me to be. I’m for people bettering themselves, no matter who they are and where they are doing all they can to be all they can be.
I’m also looking to turn my blogging into another source of income. I’ve always took an interest in writing so why not get paid for it!?! haha. No seriously, writing has always been a hobby that’s stuck with me. It’s always been such an outlet for me. For a long time, it was how I vented. I remember calling them my “Letters to God”. I used to write until I felt better. Just cry and write. I had so many journals and notebooks, it was ridiculous, but it was how I expressed myself and how I dealt with so much anger and pain.
I finally stopped writing so much after I moved out of my mom’s house, started college & had my first child. Life became somewhat easier to emotionally deal with. I think being in a different environment played a big role and on top of the fact that God gave me RJ.. my very own personal little mini me.. someone that I could love and who would love me back unconditionally regardless of how flawed I was. Regardless of what I had been through and how it effected me, even in times when I didn’t love myself… that baby loved me beyond measures and still does. Then two years later came along another little mini me! Being a mom of two, I definitely didn’t have time to write & that’s okay! Having them seemed to fill that void of emptiness I had. I wouldn’t trade them for nothing. I love my kids. They are my strength and the reason why I keep my chin up during some of my darkest moments. God knew what He was doing when He gave me them and for that alone I will forever be grateful.
Anyways, one random day sometime late last year, I was sitting on the couch scrolling through Pinterest looking for crafty ideas and I ending up coming across different pins that promoted “blogging ideas, blogging topics, blogging tips for beginners & etc” . Me being the curious person that I am, I clicked on them and after reading into it a little bit I instantly became interested! It’s like it sparked my desire to write all over again! I thought about the idea of blogging and studied it for a whole month before I actually began. I was excited yet so nervous because this time I would be writing and expressing myself to people all over this world and not just in private. I felt like it would be a great opportunity to not only reach out and encourage others but to also tell the story of the mountains I’ve had to climb. Someone once said, “Your words could become a page in someone else’s survival guide.” It’s possible for other people to find healing in your wounds. Sometimes, your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts…
So with that being said, I appreciate you guys taking the time to read this post and several of my other ones and I hope you continue to tune in with me!!