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!