I have a personal goal to write 50 guest posts this year as a way to get my name out there and hone my writing skills. As someone whose dream is to one day support herself on her writing, it’s the necessary first step in discovering how to live my dream. I wanted to take some time to showcase what I’ve been writing – as well as spotlight those wonderful bloggers who have graciously opened their blogs for me.
Ashley posed the question for me on the boldest decision I’ve made for my post topic. It was an easy choice to make: deciding to change my major in my last semester before I graduated. It was a bold decision that required self-awareness to realize I was on the wrong path and wanted something different. I had to make a ton of sacrifices along the way. But it was absolutely the right decision and I’m proud of myself for stepping up and making a big choice for my future.
“I was meant to change majors, and maybe it was even I was meant to go through all the teaching classes to end up where I was at that moment in time.”
Linda gave me the task of writing about what happiness means to me and I happily provided her a post on my theory about happiness and how it has changed through the years. This was actually a hard topic to write about, funnily enough, because it required me digging deep and figuring out my own reasons for happiness.
“It’s easy to be happy when life seems to be perfect and everything is happening according to plan. That’s when being happy is a simple emotion. A reaction to the good that is happening.”
I was really excited when Tabitha gave me some topic suggestions for my guest post on her blog and one of them was on faith. I wanted to write some posts on my faith walk for certain blogs and hers was an appropriate blog for this! My post centered on two of the words that have come to mean the most to me lately: grace and mercy. Ever since a pastor defined them for me, they have held such great meaning for my life.
“For me, my faith stopped becoming about being perfect. It stopped being about my actions and all the ways I needed to be “good” for God to love me.”
Kristen left the topic up for me to choose and since she is currently on a path to figure out where she wants her blog to go, I thought giving an insight into my blogging journey and what has worked for me to get to “where I am” (not that I consider myself a mega popular blogger, but I’ve been doing this a while and can give my advice for new bloggers). It’s been an uphill battle to come to terms with my blog and where I fit in the blogging world, but I think I’ve found my place.
“The formula for what makes a blog a success is unique to each blogger. I had to go through a lot of growing pains to find the formula that fit for me.”
Maria lived in Florida for a short period of time and misses this great, beautiful state so it was a no brainer for what to write about: why I love Florida. I have such intense love for my state and I never want to leave. Quite honestly, I live in paradise.
“I love the beach, the hot sand between my toes, and the crisp, salty water splashing around me.”
Liz of Dynamite Candy “works with writers, artists, and comic artists to get their dream projects off the ground and help them take the first steps toward their dream careers.” She hosts a podcast on her journey to becoming a solo-preneur. Her suggestion was to write about my writing process and inspiration. This was a post I wrote straight from my heart and, gosh, it was so much fun. I honestly had the best time writing this guest post.
“My goal has been to be honest and truthful, in the hopes I will inspire others and let them know we are all crazy and messy and that’s what makes life beautiful.”
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