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Why I Blog: Do What Makes You Happy

why i blog: do what makes you happy

Why do I blog? Because it makes me happy!

Blogging has been the most addicting and freeing move I have made.  A Thrifty Diva Surviving Mommy Hood will be three years strong in August and I am often asked why I blog and how I became a blogger.

Michelle A Thrifty Diva Surviving Mommy Hood Lifestyle Blogger

My entire life, I have owned diaries and journals.  I wrote a lot, almost daily and nothing was left unwritten.  I know it wasn’t all pretty and I wrote some things that would make me cringe looking back (note to self, teenagers should never pour their roller coaster of emotions out on paper).  In a nutshell, I have always journaled my life.  When I had a miscarriage in  2007, I found solace in a blogger who had gone through the same things I was facing.  I longed to have her strength and bravery to share my own struggles publicly. When I became pregnant a few months later, I started my own blog  and  slowly I had readers who weren’t my “in real life” friends.  The addiction to post daily became an obsession.  I loved sharing little tidbits into my life.  I found myself joining blogger communities and learning the ins and outs of the business side of blogging. I turned my  hobby of sharing my finds into a business and connecting my readers with brands in creative ways.

why i blog: do what makes you happy

After highschool I went to college and after two years abruptly stopped because I just couldn’t figure out what I wanted in life. On a whim, I went to cosmetology school and spent a year working a salon. I didn’t love what I was doing, and I knew there was more out there for me I just didn’t know what. While my husband I where house hunting we jokingly would talk about our realtors commision. We did a lot of the leg work hunting for houses and coincidentally found our dream home on an afternoon drive into a neighborhood. A light bulb went off and I spent the next few months pushing myself through real estate school.

All this time I would journal and in 20o9 started blogging as my online journal. All of these moves have led me to being a stay at home mom, who dabbles in real estate, homeschool two of my bots and write a lifestyle blog as a full-time gig.  I get to make my own rules each day, get creative with brands and pour my heart out whenever I want (the biggest stress reliever).

This is why I do what I do!

Disclosure: I wrote this post for  BlogaliciousFIVE courtesy of Latina Bloggers Connect.  All thoughts on why I blog are my own.

Michelle Cantu is a digital influencer, entrepreneur and business owner. She built a thriving community dedicated to supporting parents and inspiring moms. Michelle is in her fifth year of homeschooling her 4 kids with her husband right outside of San Antonio, Texas. Instagram, twitter and facebook.

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7 thoughts on “Why I Blog: Do What Makes You Happy

  1. Right on! I’ve journaled my whole life, too. It’s very therapeutic. Blogging has been a great thing for me, too.

  2. I loved my diary! I still have it and it’s a riot to read through it. I mostly talked about … boys? lol. I’m very sorry to hear about your loss. I can relate to that pain. =) Thanks for sharing.

  3. I still keep a journal to this day or diary. No longer have the little rinky dink lock and key on it. HAHA Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. Three years! That’s a great accomplishment. Congratulations, Michelle.

    I started blogging to capture my journey though motherhood but blogging has brought me so much more, including friends I never would have had without it. I’m a blogger forever! 😉

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