I still can’t believe my baby has officially turned one year old. I made it!! I completed my first year as an official blogger. I’m so excited about it and to be honest with you it wasn’t always easy, but it was all worth it. I collaborated with one of the top plus size companies within the US, been featured in a magazine article for blogging, was chosen as of the Top 100 bloggers, I recently received an invitation to travel and provide a review on my experience while at that particular location. Those are just a few of the small experiences I’ve had within the last 365 days. But I can’t forget to mention the most important lessons I learned so far learning myself, growing as a woman, how to encourage others, focused on never giving up, being open to feedback, and became open to meeting people (especially fellow bloggers). Now let me say this blogging is like a second job and takes dedication and time. So just a little advice invest in a planner, it will become your best friend. You need something to keep you organized, if not child you won’t know if you’re coming or going. Another essential tool needed for blogging is a camera/ photographer. Let me shout out my love (Chris) and friend (Jurian) for saving me a lot worry and stress by taking my photos you guys are amazing!!!
If I can be honest, I was so nervous when I first hit publish on my very first blog post. I wasn’t sure of what people would think of it or about me. Then I remembered my entire purpose for becoming a blogger, which was to encourage others to love themselves enough to do what they like and are passionate about. Remember you never know who you could touch with your story. And I say this regardless of what it is whether it’s blogging, starting a business, pursuing your career, maintaining healthy relationships or marriage when you share your stories someone will listen. Always remember this, whatever you do if it only helps one person you’re doing the right thing!!
Although I am just getting started, I’m so grateful for the what I learned thus far and looked forward to seeing what the future holds. Trust me I’m up for the challenge, this is JUST THE BEGINNING!! So stayed tuned. Also, I want to say thank you all for your support!!
Here’s to one year down and many more to go!