A couple days ago, I was thinking about why I started this whole thing. So I got to typing and this is what I ended up with.
I dropped the major I had thought would be my forever career, had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, and only knew that my writing 103 professor had told me I needed to at least minor in writing. I had brushed it off and told her it was just a hobby. It still is just a hobby, but it is one that has changed my life.
This blog wasn’t meant to look good. It was supposed to just be on a free platform, with endless articles, and somewhere to just improve my writing. I spent so many hours building it to something I thought looked professional and simple. If you know me then you probably know I am not really about simple, I’m a little bit more bold and my blog didn’t show that. I thought those professional blogs were expensive and were made by a team of experts.
Naturally, my view on blogging changed. I wanted it to look like something I was proud of. I have this thing where I always think I can do better and that definitely took over when I began to look at blogging seriously. Suddenly, the lack of creative template freedom made me unhappy and my content was too irregular. I narrowed my niche, began a schedule of posts, and paid attention to the brand I was creating.
It was empowering to know how much I was able to do, even if I did make a few mistakes. I focused on making my blog, my Instagram, everything matching with my brand. I was a brand, She’s Moving Mountains. It still is so amazing to see my t shirts or the stickers. This has become my life and I love it.
I love it for more than just the brand, but for the people I connect with. Readers always seem to know what to say to make me so happy! People have commented on how they can connect with my mental health posts or explain how much they love Taylor Swift too. Even a comment on my motivation quotes puts a smile on my face. Whether they say they needed it or simply just like it always seems to make all the work I put into this, worth it.
Before this blog I never had a hobby. Some people could paint, some were good at sports, and others even sang. I didn’t think I was “good” at anything. This whole blogging thing changed that for me. It became apart of my bio, a thing to say during interviews, and the best part of my resume. Along with all of that I’ve connected with some pretty amazing people.
Basically the purpose of this post was to tell you all I appreciate you. I appreciate you reading, reposting, liking, and everything else!! Because of your support I am even more motivated to do what I love. You all make this so much fun and I don’t know what else I would do without it!
Thanks for being the best. Much love for you all.