“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.”
First of all, I would like to start by sharing this quote by T.D. Jakes because it couldn’t be more perfect for today’s post.
A question I get asked time and time again, is “why did you start blogging?” Honestly, I had been thinking about starting a blog for about 2 years before . I used to (and still do) read blogs religiously, like every single day. Discovering Pinterest only made me even more obsessed with them.
Looking back I am kicking myself that I didn’t start my blog when I first thought about it (around 2 years ago), but it is hard to put yourself out there and I was very reluctant to do so. I come from a very small area, and as much as I’d like to say I don’t care what other people think, subconsciously I did so I held myself back for way too long.
To say I have a passion for fashion and beauty is kind of an understatement. I originally started this blog to share my passion and also to inspire other women. I seem to be the go-to person for a lot of my friends when it comes to fashion advice, so it’s kind of similar with blogging, but on a larger scale with a bigger audience. I always loved that feeling of helping another person. I’m hoping to do the same thing with my blog, by helping someone find that perfect dress or maybe a great pair of jeans on sale. I know life isn’t all about fashion, but feeling good about ourselves is so important and has a huge affect on our every day life. If you try a new trend you saw on my blog, and it makes you look and feel gorgeous, then I’ve accomplished what I set out to do! I can’t tell you how happy it makes me when people comment and say they bought a top they saw on one of my pictures and they absolutely love it!
One thing a lot of people don’t know about blogging is how lucrative it can be. This is the second reason I started my blog. I didn’t realize the earning potential until I started doing some research, and it turns out some of the big fashion bloggers are earning a very nice income . So much so, that a few fellow bloggers on Instagram have actually left their jobs to pursue blogging full time!
I don’t know exactly what the future holds for my little blog, but I can tell you one thing. I feel like I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be and I feel like my passion is leading me to my purpose one day at a time. I’m so thankful for all of my friends and family who believed in me and gave me the push I needed to follow my dream and start this blog!
I’d also like to thank YOU! Thanks for reading my blog and following along on my journey!