Taking this blog in a new direction

In 5 days this blog will be 1 year old. So much has happened in a year and I’m happy to have blogged what I have about it. I am certainly proud of this blog and starting it was a wonderful idea. Blogging has offered me the opportunity to expand on one of my many skills; writing. I’m not superb at writing and I despise English grammar, but I do enjoy it. I’m an over-thinker and writing helps me to sort out my thoughts.

I’ve always just kind of wrote posts here on a whim. Perhaps during a down day or something because I never really had a vision for this blog, besides the fact that I wanted to have a physical was to view my progress over time. Even after only one year, I’ve accomplished that. But I think I want to try something a little different. I want to expand my reasons for blogging. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my future, going over ideas that I’d come up with over the past year, researching those who’ve inspired me. Slowly, I’m coming around to a few conclusions. The first is that I want to create my own brand and platform. I’ve known for a while now that the type of work that I want to do after I graduate college is freelance work. Whatever it is that I do, even if I work under someone else, I want to have a showcase of my skills. Like a resume, but better. This is something that I can begin working on by practicing on this blog. This brings me to the second conclusion I’d come to. As of now, I think I want to define my blog as a “wellness” blog. Nutrition, fitness, peace, Christianity, etc… can all fall under the category of wellness. I realized this after deciding that I want to pursue a career in overall wellness. Which brings me to my final conclusion; I will plan out posts and blog more often. While adding my own personal touch, I want to blog about specific topics and I want to have a specific affect on my readers. Before, this blog was just for me to read. A lot of things in my life were just for me before now. But I want to begin building my platform with the intention of helping people become their best selves. To do so, I will need to put more thought and effort into my posts. I may also end up improving the design of my blog and writing a better introduction about myself.

I’m truly excited for this new chapter of my life that I am getting ready to enter into and the opportunities that I will come across. I know that becoming a serious blogger will take dedication, patience, discipline, and consistency, but I’m ready to take that on. I can’t say when I will start to change things because I want it to happen naturally, but I’m also not going to allow myself to put it off, so perhaps over the next week or so I will begin seriously writing. I will begin my transition to becoming a serious blogger on this blog, but I intend to do the same thing with my language and culture blog as well.

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