I’ve been reading a lot of articles on Medium.com lately, which got me thinking about my personal brand and blog. After reading this blog post about “Why I write…” I decided to share “why I write…”
- Writing is an outlet for me and I want to strengthen my writing, so I write.
- They say the more you do something the better you get, so I write.
- Even when I don’t feel confident or that anyone would read my blog, I write.
- The more I write, the better I feel about it.
- As my writing gets stronger I feel better about writing.
Ever since I was a kid I was writing. When I was in grade school I’d have notebooks of stories that I never share with anyone. As I got older I kept a journal and eventually various blogs on several platforms. I used everything: Xanga, Live Journal, Blogspot, WordPress, Tumblr and my own website. As long as I can remember it’s been my outlet but I’ve never taken it seriously. It’s always been something I wanted to do but I never pursued because I wasn’t a strong enough writer. Looking back I often wrote how I wanted to write regularly in my blog but I never did. Despite seeing how people have taken their blogs professional I never thought that could be me until now.
I’m trying to change my perspective on my career and my ability to do the things I set out to do. I’m honestly my own worst critic and I need to make a shift.
So this is why I write…to help myself grow and to become a stronger writer.
Why do you write?
I can’t believe we are already going into the second quarter of 2016 tomorrow. April officially marks my birthday month. hahaha I say birthday month because my mom is the Queen of birthdays and I often celebrate several times. I’ve already made plans to meet a fellow April baby, I’m going to San Diego, Disneyland and Tahoe plus I’ll probably have a birthday dinner and maybe celebrate on my mom’s birthday April 30. I’m sure to people who care less about their birthday I’m going overboard but for me, it’s another year to celebrate family, my life, my health and love. While I don’t love attention, I love a great celebration.
Q1 has been fun. I’ve been able to do a lot but have also had down time where I didn’t do much of anything. My wanderlust hasn’t gone anywhere but I’ve helped keep it under control by visiting SoCal several times, going to Sacramento and exploring the Bay Area. I’m all about new experiences and trying new things especially food so I’ve been Yelping a lot more and I’ll soon be including some food posts here on my website. Everyone always tells me I should be a food blogger and I figure why not try to start it on my lifestyle blog since it’s a big part of my everyday life.
While I hate how fast time is flying by, I’m happy to say I’ve enjoyed the first quarter of the year and I’m looking forward to the next. In April, I want to really focus on my goals and utilizing my time. I love my Spark Planner because it makes you thing about your 30-Day Challenge. This month I’m focusing on getting out of my comfort zone and finally start making my dreams/goals a reality.
I want to make this happen because…as I turn 33 this month I need to stop making excuses and just get it done.
Some things I’m going to do this month to help me stay on track are:
- Workout 4 times a week
- Start cooking and meal prepping so I can eat better and save money
- Walk/stretch or move on my breaks at work
- Start doing Yoga and stretching everyday
- Get off of the couch more and out of the house
- Explore my city and go to local events more / while traveling
- Write more/blog 5 days a week
- Use my Skillshare account and Duolingo app
- Finally declutter my apartment (considering the Kondo method), set-up my craft space and use my cricut machine
That’s a lot to think about but it will help me stay focused on getting healthy and losing weight, getting out of my comfort zone and hopefully meeting new friends and continuously learning.
After a short hiatus and a major loss of my website. I let this space go but I decided on a reboot. So here I am. Back at it.
Sadly, I lost my website and most of my archives when my site went down. That and issues with my outdated computer, I kind of just let it go. Rather than have to piece everything together I decided to start fresh. I’ve been blogging since the Livejournal/Xanga days. I think I’ve tried every (if not most) of the blogging platforms. It’s funny to think of all those old blogs out there but I want this space to be a mixture of my career (aka my day job) and my life (everything else). I’ve been wanting to give this a go for a long time and I often talk myself out of it but honestly there is nothing like the present so here I am.
Currently I’m working full-time as a Marketing Manager and in my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, my family, my Godson (my nephew Matix) and friends. I’m a big fan of social media (career and for fun), binge watching shows on Netflix and Hulu, reading, taking online courses, crafting especially papercrafting and I have a bit of a planner obsession. You might also find blogs about fashion, food and travel. You’ll see a little bit of everything on my blog. You can also follow me on social media. Check the header for links.
Can’t wait to keep this space updated regularly. Here’s to day one.