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You read that right – I don’t have a job anymore. Well, not a traditional job. Not the job that I had before. Not a “career” job. My only job now is blogging. That’s right, I plan on spending 40+ hours a week right here on this www. with you, my readers/followers. Even scarier, I plan on enough deposits into my bank account to keep the lights on at my apartment.
Do I sound crazy yet? 😛 Crazier, to me, was sitting in an office space, touching papers and files when I could be out in this world touching lives. Just blogging part-time brought on a slew of opportunities to connect with people across the world, encourage them, empower them, and inspire them. It even brought on the chance to grow close relationships with them, occasions to show up for them, and the chance to support them. While some careers allow for those relationships, as well, I already had a clear, well-lit path that lead straight to blogging as the light at the end of the tunnel that was a mundane, constricting career path.
It’s never too soon to start with encouraging and inspiring y’all. From the day I started this blog, I’ve been asked how I manage to accomplish things – from breastfeeding to blogging part-time while working full-time and having a family. I imagine that making the switch to blogging full-time will come with the same questions and thirst for encouragement. I’ve written guides, advice posts, and I’ve done Q&A’s. This time, I want to say something a little different. Sometimes, there’s a clear process, with steps laid out, that are necessary to lead you to success at something. This time, however, I genuinely just had a “Well, yes!” moment. There was no planning or step-by-step procedures; my life came to a fork in the road and I had the option to look for a job or rely on my blog. In weighing the choices, I just asked myself if I would be happy blogging full-time and if I believed in myself to bring in a full income. “Well, yes!” The decision was as simple as that.
While I am aware that jumping off the cliff and building wings on the way down is not for everyone, I want to sincerely encourage you to finally open up to whatever dream you’ve kept hidden in the back of your heart and to allow some value to it.
I have thought about blogging full-time before, but I always blew it off. Whether I was questioning my own capabilities or just avoiding the anxiety that comes with an entrepreneurial lifestyle, I never gave it the time of day. What lead to my moment of, “Well, yes!,” was a series of moments that consequently added more and more value to my dream of blogging full-time. It was the lunch with a friend who just quit her job to blog full-time. It was the conference that laid out the successes of others who blog full-time. It was the encouragement from friends that they believed in me. Even brands like Campbell’s are creating products, like their Well Yes!® soup, going out of their way to demonstrate a point-of-view about the value of positivity & joyfulness. Eventually, it was easy to say, “Well, yes!” (Scroll to the bottom to enter the #WellYesMoment Sweepstakes in the widget below for a chance to win up to a $500 Visa gift card! It’s as easy as clicking, logging in, and sharing your Moment of Yes story! If you win, think of all the ways you can use the prizing to achieve your Moment of Yes!)
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