When I was a kid, I used to keep a journal. I must’ve filled up at least six notebooks with my musings and tales of my teenage adventures. I loved loved loved writing about my friends and my boyfriends and thoughts about all the things. I even kept track of every time I had sex and where it happened and what I was wearing right down to which panties I had on! haha!
Few things gave me greater pleasure than re-reading what I’d written. I would re-live the emotional state I was in when I wrote those words, and I’d use it as a measure of my progress of my maturity.
This blog has become something like those journals to me.
I started this blog almost 2 years ago. I wanted to help other people by sharing my crazy story. What I did not realize is that it would help me so much more than others.
The personal finance portion of it alone is fascinating. I’ve gone from someone who had a daunting mountain to climb with no idea how to manage it to someone who is strong enough to keep clawing away despite my fear of falling to my death.
Throughout all of it, I’ve grown to love this blog. And I have readers now who are just as curious as I am to see how it all turns out.
If you have any inclination at all to watch your own journey as I do my own, I encourage you to start your own blog.
Maybe you don’t want to share it with anyone at first. Just write it for yourself, and then go back every few months to see your own progress. Maybe you don’t even know what to write about at first. I sure didn’t! Just start typing out your thoughts and eventually you’ll start to find your own voice.
Don’t know anything about themes and branding and affiliate marketing? Don’t worry about any of that! Once you start to understand the flavor of your blog, you can build everything else around it.
Having my own blog has taught me to understand what’s important to me. It’s becoming my most valuable instrument in my journey of personal growth.
That’s a gift I want everyone to experience.