Why I’m Writing This Blog

I’m feeling really excited. And a little nervous. And a lot gutsy.

Adrian and I started this blog a month ago after I came home from a yearly planning sesh at the local coffee shop. You can find my go to Goal Setting and Action Workbook here.

While Adrian sat with S as she played on the floor, I told him about how I’d been feeling the last few months. I told him that I was happy to have S in our lives but that I was also feeling like we didn’t have anything that was just ours anymore. One of my goals for the year, I said, was to work on a project together. To create, just for the sake of it. To make something for us, by us.

Adrian was up to the challenge.

It was important to me to give A the pick of medium. At the time, he had a lot going on work wise having started a new full time job while managing a retainer contract on the side. A thought for a bit and came back to me with the idea of a blog. We talked about what we might write and how it’d work and he went ahead and set things up.

Fast forward a few weeks and as life would have it, plans have shifted. Adrian’s writing is on the back burner for the time being because, well, time constraints. And I, miraculously, have kept up with my twice weekly publish schedule! Yay 🙂

So as I sit here, ready to jump into our second month, never one to stay standing still, I’m putting out a challenge to myself to get clear on what it is I want to achieve. To announce my goals to the world. Because, really, I know what they are. It’s just hard to say.

But saying and believing and putting in the effort is what I want to model to S. And so saying and believing and putting in the effort is what I’ll do.
I’m writing this blog to make money. To earn an income. To contribute to my family. No, I’m not there yet. In fact, I’m a ways away. But I’ll get there. Because I can. (For the record, and just for laughs, I don’t even know what our traffic is at the moment or if we even have traffic. Or how to even check traffic! Guess I’ve got some learning to do, huh? :p)

I’m also writing this blog to challenge myself and to prove to myself that I can do it. Working for myself and having a real online presence is something I’ve been working towards for years. I’m thinking it’s about time I take a real step.

I was told last year that I have a voice that needs to be heard. How amazing does that sound? I’m not sure I believe it, but who am I to judge? So, finally, I’m writing this blog to share my voice. And I’ll share it in the hopes that something I say will bring something positive into the life of someone, somewhere out there. Vague? Yes. True? Wholeheartedly.

It would mean the world to me if just one reader told me that something I said brought hope or help or happiness into their lives. A lofty goal, yes. But also a real one.

So, friends, (reader(s), Google crawlers…) here’s to having goals. To saying and believing and putting in the effort. To seeing what we can truly do when we go all in.

Are you with me?

Do you have a reason behind why you blog? If so, I’d love to heard. Leave your inspiration in the comments below 🙂

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