Why starting a blog could change your life, only not in the way you’d expect

As you may already know, my husband and I are currently taking a year to travel the US, in search of the perfect mountain town to call home. To be honest, we haven’t traveled much since we officially hit the road and that was 3 months ago, where does the time go? Instead we’ve been parked on Eric’s family’s farm, enjoying the beautiful fall scenery, and taking time to breathe and find clarity.

It’s amazing what can happen when you really take the time to slow down and dig deep. It’s been the experience I never expected and so yet desperately needed, and something tells me this is just the beginning.

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I originally wrote “Why starting a blog could change your life” as a blog post, but the words kept pouring out and pretty soon I realized I had practically written a book.

You see, I started blogging over 3 years ago and my husband was able to quit his job just last year to help me maintain it. We now work alongside one another, and are able to experience a deeper sense of joy and gratitude. It has nothing to do with how much we make, or what we own, but it stems from the freedom we have of being able to create the life we want to live, on our own terms. Some days I feel like I need to pinch myself.

Blogging has changed my life. Actually, it’s changed our lives. It’s crazy when I think back to when I first started and see the transformation that has come about. And I’m not just talking about the the environment we’ve created through a list of DIY projects, but an inner transformation that has allowed us to dig deep and realize our inner passions.

If you’re thinking about starting a blog, or even if you’ve never given it much thought, I’m here to tell you why it may just change your life.The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step - Lao Tzu

And I’m not talking about all those posts you see on Facebook about making $25-50k a month, although this is possible and I do have blog buddies that come pretty close.

Yes, you can absolutely create a thriving business from blogging, but there’s so much more to it than that.

Over the past few years I’ve struggled with the idea of sharing why or how you should start a blog. I felt like there were so many resources out there that I didn’t know if there was space for my story.

It’s a little odd considering I now know everyone has a voice, and there’s more than plenty of room for everyone, but nonetheless that was the excuse I gave. Deep down I just didn’t know where to begin with sharing the why or how we started blogging.

The truth is, part of me was embarrassed about the real beginning.

Once I realized it was fear that was preventing me from sharing our story, I knew it was time to do just that.

Do the thing you fear the most, and the death of fear is certain - Mark Twain

I hope that our journey will inspire you in some way. Who knows, maybe starting a blog could change your life too. Maybe you‘re the person I’m meant to reach. Maybe you’ve been toying with the idea of starting a blog but you don’t know how to get started or you’re unsure if you should since there are so many other bloggers already out there.

The truth is, everyone has their own voice and you have a purpose in this life, so why not share the gifts you have with others and learn more about yourself along the way? 

Already know you want to start a blog? Great! Head on over to my post on How to Start a Blog in less than 10 Minutes!

Why Starting a Blog Could Change Your Life – FREE eBook

Not gonna lie, I’m a little freaked out to share my personal journey but I hope it helps or inspires someone. I’ve also included some of my favorite blogging resources, and a couple brainstorming worksheets in case you decide you’re ready to start your own blog.

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Download my FREE Blogging Brain Dump Worksheet 1:


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If you have any questions or comments you can contact me here, I’d love to hear from you!

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