Hopefully you’ve noticed I’ve been blogging more often. And that my posts have been a little bit more outside the box. Well my box at least. I mean, not my box … I think you understand what I’m getting at.
Anyway, let’s say you have noticed my blog is getting a bit more action. You must be just dying to know why, right? “No, not really,” you say?
Well I’m gonna tell you anyway.
Here’s the thing: I went to college for professional writing. And now I “write” insurance policies. As in, I key insurance policies. As in, I’m a glorified data entry clerk. The funny thing is that before this job I was working as a magazine editor for a nationally distributed health magazine. Unfortunately, however, after several years at that job I was bored and felt limited in my potential within the company. So I left and took a job in insurance.
Let me say, though, that it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Before I was using my learned skills but not being challenged. I was meeting my financial obligations but not comfortable. Basically I was surviving but not thriving.
Which is not to say that in my current position I’m thriving. But now at least I know that if I decide I want to start fresh again, I can, because I’ve done it before. There’s great comfort in just knowing that.
But if you were to ask me what my dream job is (go on, ask me!), I’d have to say Professional Blogger. I love putting myself out there in blog format. I love that I can be myself. More so, actually, I love that I can be the best version of myself, all uninhibited and (occasionally) crass.
I find it super motivating knowing that people all over the world could be reading my work, could be eagerly awaiting my next post, could be inspired by my ideas, could be discussing something I’ve written. It makes me want to do nothing but blog.
Unfortunately, however, professional blogging is a relatively new thing, and not exactly a respected profession (yet). But there are some people who have paved the way for future professional bloggers. Case in point: Emma and Elsie from A Beautiful Mess. These girls are spectacular, really. Though they’ve had their share of epic failures and challenges, they’ve emerged as true entrepreneurs with book deals, product partnerships, and a number one selling app.
The best thing is they’ve packaged all of these experiences into an informative and interactive course called Blog Life. And if you haven’t already guessed, I’m taking this course. And I love it. Like, I’m absolutely infatuated with it. It’s re-ignited my passion for blogging and writing, and for once in my life I’m starting to get it. I’m starting to realize that maybe what I love can be my source of income.
I mean, yay!
But here’s the thing: I need your guys’ help! Of course I need to stay true to myself and post the things I like to write, but I’m also interested it what you guys like to read. I would love to hear your feedback, even if it is “constructive,” as they say.
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Thanks for all your support thus far.