The EBB & FLOW of Blogging – No Regrets

I left work last night feeling a little blue. Before leaving work I reviewed my audience analytic stats for my blog and vlog and realized that I was no where near where I wanted to be, especially with my blog. When I began blogging it was mainly a creative outlet for me to express myself and do something fun. Along the way it has morphed into something more. It has become something I am passionate about. Putting thoughts to words.

“Putting thoughts to words.”

I enjoy showing my love for the mundane and simple things around me through art. I think many people have reached that point in their lives. The point where you have found something you enjoy and now that becomes all you want. It’s all you want but it seems so far out of reach. Thoughts of stopping never crossed my mind – I blame it on my Capricorn goat-like stubborn-ess, but I can also think back to moments in my life where I could have given up but I hung in there. Flashback with me…

I was 16 and in my sophomore year of high school. I decided to get a job because I felt it was time. So I got a job at the wonderful world of Burger King! My first day was very challenging for me. My supervisor was hungover (so probably not the best person to teach me the ropes). I wore the only pair of black shoes I owned, which were extremely uncomfortable. And of course my supervisor (see hungover statement above) left two hours into my first shift, leaving me to man the front counter by myself with only the help from two other coworkers (who each had their own jobs to do). It was an extremely busy night, I was so nervous, my feet were screaming and I knew how to do maybe 3 of the 20 things I needed to remember. I couldn’t wait to clock out and go home.

“I couldn’t wait to clock out and go home.”

Fast forward 3 weeks later and I was far from the deer in headlights that I was my first night. I was knowledgeable and efficient in nearly everything in the restaurant. I had improved and things turned around for me greatly. The key thing was I didn’t give up. That experience made me mentally stronger. It helped me in many ways further down the line. Sure I learned customer service skills and how to work in a kitchen, but I learned something bigger than that. I learned to persevere.

“I learned to persevere.”

Come back to now. Although this year has brought it’s frustrating times with blogging I know that I must persevere. Every time I make a blog post I feel happy at that accomplishment (no matter how meager it may seem to others). I realize that I Am Doing It. Through those odd moments when I didn’t have anything on my calendar and then some how and some way the calendar seemed to fill itself out. To the times when I had numerous things to do but not enough time to do them all but somehow the “right” things got done. I’ve had to learn how to better manage my time. I’ve had to learn to accept things that just didn’t work out. I have learned to be myself in a world where it is so easy to become a carbon-copy of someone else (my road is my own). Most importantly I’ve learned to persevere.

“My road is my own.”

My plans going (and growing) into 2016 is to allow my blogging to increase my income. Like the saying goes: If you do what you love you will never work a day in your life. I also want to build the Colormyfootsteps brand…<–I don’t really like using that word because it seems like everyone does these days. I want to build upon it and develop more cool stuff. Although this year of blogging and vlogging has been tough at times I have learned a lot and I have taken chances that have been beneficial to me and I am proud of that.

Thank you so much to those who have been faithfully reading. Also thank you to those who are new to this blog. I want to encourage anyone who is reading this and wants to begin something new for themselves in the upcoming year to…Just Do It! Take a chance and when things get tough dig your heels in and keep pushing forward. You’ll be just fine.

“Just Do It.”

Thank you for reading!

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