Thursday, March 15, 2018

How This All Got Started (Why I Started Blogging)


"The only impossible journey is the one you never begin"
- Tony Robbins

So, this past Tuesday, March 13th marked the 3-month birthday of my blog! Yaaasss! It's only been 3 months, but baby! Things are quickly progressing. Thanks to you guys, in 3 months I've been able to connect with over 2,600 people around the world, steadily build a community of like-minded budding entrepreneurs and go-getters, be inspired by you all, and enjoy the things your creating and doing because of the person you're becoming. To be honest, creating a blog to share my experiences and things that I'm learning throughout my journey isn't something that I had planned. I knew I had a thing for words. I enjoy scanning through the dictionary for new words, and reading different types of books, but a writer? Not in my wildest dreams. A song writer? Possibly, but a blogger? *Smh* Nah! Thank you for what you've turned this blog into. Let me tell you why I even started this...

Prior to the arrival of my second daughter my eldest was on a pretty solid routine. After giving birth I was a mess and needed some motivation to balance my ambition with my responsibilities (Read my first blog here). I was getting frustrated with myself because I felt like I didn't have enough time in the day to get the ball rolling for a business idea I had. Truth is, I had POOR TIME MANAGEMENT skills. Yes, I was running on little to no sleep and having 2 kids was a HUGE difference from taking care of one, but I could've had an easier transition.

Out of being hopeful and looking for some inspiration I went online to find "Mompreneurs" that were killing it, so I could glean from their wisdom and learn how to be a boss mom. I found nothing that could sustain me. After searching far and wide on the internet I thought, "I can't be the only boss mom, on parental leave looking for practical life management tools right now!" Instead of crying about the lack of support online, within seconds I started creating my blog. I did no research, consulted NO ONE, and didn't know anything about web design or blogging. I just went for it. 

Starting this blog wasn't only a way for me to help and connect with other mompreneur's. It allowed me to connect with go-getters and entrepreneur's and people who just wanted a push in the right direction. This blog provided a new community of people that wanted to challenge each other and become better versions of themselves. Achieving goals is great, but who are we becoming? How is our character improving? How is our heart doing? Are we chasing goals with the right motives? Or are we becoming too focused on ourselves and what we want? This blog became an open place for me to share my goals without judgement in hopes to inspire you.

Finally, my last reason for starting this blog is because I believe in living completely free from outside influences. We can never allow another person's perception of us to dictate what we do and who we become. I believe in living truly free from trying to impress others or trying to prove ourselves. Starting a blog was my way of saying to myself “get out of your own way Theresa. You are the only hindrance to your progress. Freely decide and do what you want.”

I guarantee you, most people that know me personally probably have never dreamed of me being a writer (except my husband, he caught the vision before I did haha!), but now people get excited to read my posts. Don't limit yourself and never under estimate what your capable of. Thanks again for being apart of this community! I love running with you guys.

Until next time,
Xoxo!

Theresa Forever


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24 comments

  1. Congratulations on starting your own blog. Such a positive attitude means that you are going from strength to strength. I wish you every success and look forward to reading more of your posts!

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  2. I think it's awesome that you decided to blog to do something for yourself. It's really important that you keep something that's just for you especially once you become a mom. It's about not losing who you are. Happy 3 months of blogging!

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    1. You got it. I refuse to lose my mission because I'm a mom. All of my roles work together, not against each other.

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  3. So glad you started blogging! It's important to follow your passions. I just started 2 months ago and it's so rewarding!

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    1. Nice! We're pretty much in the same boat!

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  4. I love tony robbins and the quote you have in this post is one of my fav. Welcome to the blogging world and keep going . I love your post and i am sure you will do well.

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    1. Thanks Sue! Tony Robbins is good at what he does.

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  5. Congrats on completing three months ... I think one theme common between all blogger is community. Hope you go on for years ...

    ❥ tanvii.com

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  6. You started about the same time I did! It's such a freeing thing - this being able to express opinions and write about the things that really make us tick. Making connections is critical, and I'm so happy that you have found a supportive group!

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  7. Such a great read and nice to hear about you. I agree never underestimate yourself x

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    1. *High five* Awesome! Thanks Melanie!

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  8. It sounds like you have done a stellar job at your first three months. I am happy to hear you found a lovely new community to connect with.

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  9. Congratulations on completing three months. You are doing a great job following your passion. I look forward to reading more posts of yours.

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  10. Time flies too fast, you've reached a 3 months milestone already. Glad to know that you've also found a supportive group.
    From: Calleigh K

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  11. Blogging is such a fun adventure! I'm so happy you started your own blog - it's so cute and inspirational.

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  12. Congratulations on your first three months of blogging! I know what you mean when you talk about time management. I struggle with it as well, with a full time job and a blog on the side.

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  13. that's a great story! I started blogging so long ago (2005) back then blogging wasn't a business, it was a way to be really indipendent. I'm glad you you also don't let yourself influence by others, good luck!

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  14. Way to go for you making all those connections in just 3 months. Thats an awesome testimony of making it in the blogging world Keep up the good work and I like your profile picture

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  15. Congratulations on the 3 months! You've done an amazing job, and your positivity is coming at us from the screen. I love the way you write, and I hope I'll be able to read your posts for a long time. ;)

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