I first started blogging on WordPress about 2 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter. No idea why I thought I should do it online but I had read that it was a good idea to journalize your pregnancy for your child to know about their journey into this earth. Oh yeah…I was afraid of writing in an actual journal and then it being lost.
Anyway, she was born super early at 24 weeks. It was super tough, so I paused on the blogging and would occasionally check back in just to post updates on what was going on. She was in the NICU and I spent 95% of my time at the hospital until I had to go back to work.
When I did go back to work all I could think about was being at home, or not having to work in a physical option. I didn’t want to work for anyone, I even considered being a stay at home mom and quitting my job. Of course with no savings and no backup plan it was a bad idea. I was working part time to transition back, so when I was home I would search the internet for ways to work from home or ways to make income.
That…was a blackhole. There are literally thousands of different ways to make additional income both online and physically elsewhere. I went from taking stock photos to sell, to being a fashion brand ambassador, to trying to create an online store, then a health brand ambassador. I’ve considered being a flea market flipper, even a social media manager (because I spent so much time on social media.) I lost myself. I got lost in this world trying to replace my income and spent hours upon hours learning stuff I could care less for…I could’ve used that time with my daughter. I honestly feel like I lost a lot of previous moments due to this obsession.
I lost myself and forgot what I like and how I normally spent my time. I called a quits and stopped all of it. Decided that spending time with my daughter was best and that I had a great job.
But there comes a time where you know you can be better off financially instead of paying back $700/month worth of school loans plus a bunch of other expenses. Where you want to be financially free. So here I go again but with a different approach because I will not obsess. I will not confine myself to picking a “specific niche” which probably goes against all bloggers code of conduct. I will simply blog because that is what I wanted to do in the first place.
I want this site to be a place for me to write down whatever I want, I mean I pay for this website, pfft, why not? If I want to review a product and put an affiliate link on there I will. If I want to talk about finances one day, then health the other, I will. I’ll do you the favor and try go categorize my thoughts for you so you don’t go crazy, but I will write whatever I feel like
WHY? Because I need to find myself again. I need to find out what my passion is again. I need to find out what I truly want to do every single day and be happy.
Currently…that is spending time with my daughter and occasionally telling you about a new investing app that I really think you should try. So thanks for hearing my crazy wild thoughts out! Hopefully more to come.