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.
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.
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.