31 Day Blogging Challenge

Day 23 of 31 Day Blogging Challenge

Today is day 23 of the 31 day blogging challenge. If you’ve been following me through this challenge, I appreciate it. You can read about my other posts by clicking here. The prompt for today is, my dream job.

This one is super easy! Because it is already my job. Being a blogger is my dream job. I’m not even kidding. I just love it. To be honest, I had no clue that being a blogger would become my dream job when I started it.

Getting started on my blog was really just following a dream. I had no clue if it would succeed or fail, and I was fine with either one. Being ok with either success or failure was because following the dream was more important than actually being successful at it. As you’ve probably heard me say a few times, I used to be exceptionally good at putting my life on hold for everyone around me. That is what made starting my blog so important, to follow the dream. My dream.

I remember telling Nathan about it and how I wanted to start a blog. He was immediately supportive of the idea, but had questions. I surprised him when I said I had already written five blog posts and had them saved for when I started it. As he and I discussed it, we decided I would buy my domain and all the fun stuff needed to start a blog for one year. One year is plenty to decide if it will succeed or fail.

Starting my blog was originally a disaster, and I shut it down to rebrand under my current name of The Prepping Wife. This was the start of something amazing! I took that name, and I’ve built it into something pretty great. I love looking back at where and how I started to see how far I’ve come since then.

There is always a lot of pride that comes with building something, especially when that something is out of nothing. Anyone can buy their own little corner of the internet. But then the trick is to bring people in who want to visit and read what I’ve written.

Now that my blog has been live for almost six months, I can’t imagine doing anything else. This really is my dream job. That is because I have my little corner of the internet to be myself, to grow and keep learning to be the best at it that I can. I also have the opportunity to help others through my blog, to inspire them.

Who doesn’t want to work for themselves? Setting my own hours, working when and where I want to. I don’t even have to put on pants to go to work! I do put on pants, just to be clear. Lol. But I get to work in my pajamas and from my couch when I’m in the mood. Or I can work from my desk, sitting in a coffee shop, or on a beach.

It doesn’t make me heaps of money (yet) and that is fine for right now. I’m happy focusing on growing my following and reaching the point where it will make me heaps of money. I think it is pretty awesome to do something I love and make money doing it. Especially while doing it my way.

It is like the ultimate form of freedom, in my opinion. I get to be exactly who I am, without having to fit into a mold, work when I want, and make money from that. I can’t really see myself doing anything different in the foreseeable future. My blog will be a long term venture for me because I love it so much.

That is not something I’ve ever been able to say before, that I fully intend on doing anything as a long term career. To me, that shows just how much I really do love it and enjoy it.

Nathan and I were walking through the grocery store last night and I had recipe ideas flying through my head. Enough so that it disrupted my shopping and being able to focus on the task at hand or on the list we had made. Because walking around I saw things and I’m like, we need to make this, this, and this. Then Nathan came up with an idea as well.

This was annoying in the sense that it really was disruptive to the task at hand. But at the same time, so amazing! I say it was amazing because not only did I have multiple ideas, but Nathan was getting involved as well. I know I’ve said it before, but I really love when he helps with my blog. The fact he wants to help me with my blog and show his support by being a part of it.

These are all one more thumbs up (or many) to the fact I’m on exactly the right path that I should be, and bigger and better things are in the near future for me with my blog.

Blogging is definitely my dream job! What is your dream job? Tell me about it in the comments!

11 Comments

  • Kristen

    Blogging is also my dream job, I have a mom blog currently that I just started about a month ago. It’s definitely hard work but also rewarding. I don’t know if it will ever actually be able to sustain me, but it’s a nice supplement.

  • Renee

    Loved reading this! Glad you’ve found your dream job in blogging 🙂 I would love to be able to make my blog a “job” but I honestly have no idea how to even start making money from it haha I see so many posts about how to earn an income blogging but I always end up feeling overwhelmed with it all.
    Good luck in your blogging adventure 🙂

  • Sarah

    I love hearing that you already have your dream job. Blogging is such a great job and I am so glad I have started my blog. My dream job is author, so in a way, I suppose being a blogger puts me in that author realm, but what my true dream is to be a published author. Hopefully, I will reach that goal one day.

  • LuLu B - Calabrisella Mia

    It is so wonderful that you are able to do what you love! Writing and sharing interesting places and experiences has always been my passion. It must feel so satisfying to see your blog grow and your creativity explode! 🙂 My dream job is writing and creating content (whether it’s for social media or for a blog). I am also blessed to be doing this and hope to make it my full time job someday!

  • Stephanie S.

    I love this dream job of yours! I really enjoy blogging as well. I think a dream job for me would be to own a shelter for dogs in need. I really just love animals in general, but I really love dogs the most. And just being able to help out dogs in need would really fill my heart with more joy.

  • Subhashish Roy

    My story was something similar. Training being my primary source to earn for the last six years, travel was truly a passion always. My job prior to that gave me the opportunity to explore almost the whole of India. But one dream which was always on the back burner was to write. One night it struck me why not start my travel blog. And by next morning I had already hosted and then launched it with just a starting travel thought. I love your blog with the variety that it offers now.

  • Kat

    That’s awesome, so glad to hear you’re still enjoying it after 6 months. Working in your pyjamas on something you’re passionate about is the best feeling ever!

    My blog is only about 6 weeks old and like you, I had a different one before. A few years ago, I posted my journey of coming to the UK from Switzerland. The blog got a lot of engagement and quite a few followers, but as my life got busier, I gave it up to focus on my ‘in-person’ career. Now I’ve decided to try again, this time with a paid-for website and not a free WordPress one. It’s an exciting venture, for sure.

  • Lyosha

    I am glad you like it. I LOVE my blogging job as well. And I take it as a job really. It does bring me some money but it is far from what I want to bring.

    P.S. The Prepping Wife is such a cool name, by the way

  • Dreams Abroad

    My dream job as a kid was to be a lawyer. This was in part from watching all of the Perry Mason and Matlock shows. When I became older and went to college I became a graphic designer/marketer… I wasn’t cut out to be a lawyer. I followed my dreams and I don’t look back because I also make my own hours and very happy.

  • Ivana Mearns

    It’s so nice to hear that you have found your dream job, you are very lucky. Blogging is a very special career as you have influence on so many people, I wish you lots of success with your future blogs.

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