Today is my 3rd blogiversary. Exactly three years ago today, I wrote my first blog post on Zealous Mom. Since then this blog has become a part of me, a part of my every day. I remember thinking in September of 2011, “I really wish I had a blog.” But the idea sounded so bizarre. Blogging seemed so out of my realm at the time.
The desire to start a blog became stronger and stronger. In November of 2011 I bought the domain zealousmom.com, but it wasn’t until June 2012 that my first post went live. Now, it’s become not only a part of my persona but also an income source and a component of my career.
Do you have a dream like that? One that seems far-fetched but tickles your passion constantly? If so, what are you waiting for?
There’s a quote by Zig Zigler that says, “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” I firmly believe that. I’m still not where I want to be with my blog, but I work daily to get there. It took me a week to publish my first post because at the time, manipulating the back end of the blog seemed so complicated. I remember almost giving up because I had labeled myself as “non-techy”. We should never label ourselves as anything because self-fulfilling prophecies can be so strong. I was determined though, so I pushed on until I finally figured out how to do it.
When I look back on the last three years and think of the people and opportunities this blog has brought into my life, I almost feel like crying. The friends I’ve made in the blogging world are truly some of my best and several of them I talk to daily. The fun we have at conferences, summits and outings is so unique and special because we’re all kindred spirits.
On this day, I just wanted to take some time to celebrate. It’s not a holiday in the grand sense, but it’s certainly a special day to me. Happy blogiversary to Zealous Mom.
And for you, if you have a dream of your own that’s sitting in mental abyss, bring it to life. It may be closer to reality than you think.