Getting laid off from a job can be one of the scariest and gut-wrenching feelings to go through. Especially when you are getting married two weeks later with most of your savings tied up into that big day. But, just like many terrible things in life, everything happens for a reason and of course it was the best thing to happen to me.
I never thought in a million years that I would fulfill my dream of being a writer, and I never would have thought that to become a writer, I would be taking it into my own hands. When I was laid off, I had never heard of the ‘professional blogger.’ What did that even mean and how in the world could anyone actually make any money just writing about their life? Who wants to read that? And, to start something in a downturn economy, am I insane?
I have always loved to write, in fact, I got my bachelor’s degree for it, but I had been graduated for almost five years and I was doing nothing with it. I was looking for jobs that had nothing to do with my degree and my passion and only had to do with my previous working experience.
During this time, I had just turned 31-years-old, and wanted to find more information on the things that change from your 20s to 30s like beauty, weight loss (new science-backed research), hair, and fashion tips and I could not find anything! I couldn’t believe it!
That sealed my decision. I was going to use my time to start a blog and write everything that I would want to know about being in my 30s and I haven’t looked back.
I am an unapologetically strong woman because there are a lot of naysayers in this business. People that don’t understand what I am doing day to day, or even ask me when I am getting a “real job.” I know this is my passion, what I love to do and every day is a new learning experience. I don’t need to apologize or explain to anyone. I put my best foot forward to give the best to myself and my readers every day with the knowledge to know that I can do better than yesterday and I strive to get that done. This business takes a lot of time, patience and work that I never realized, but I am lucky to know that my hard work has made it possible for me to do what I love every day.
Here are two quotes that I live by and I wanted to share them with you. I have them written on post-it notes in my office to help remind me that I am my own strong woman, and to not let anyone or anything bring me down, including myself.
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
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