It’s my one year blogiversary! I can’t believe it’s already been a year! I’ve come so far and I’m very proud of this journey I’m on. Writing is truly my passion. My dreams are definitely coming true through this experience. I hope my writing is and continues to be empowering and helpful! Man, it really has been such a wild ride. I couldn’t even think of what to write about on my one year blog anniversary. Eventually, I thought it would be appropriate to share some things about myself because we are constantly changing and evolving. I’m not the same person I was last year. My writings and beliefs have changed in many ways. My love for writing, however, did not. If you care to get to know the person behind this keyboard, keep reading!
1. Why did you start blogging?
This may sound selfish but, I started blogging because I wanted my voice to be heard. I’ve been through some tough times in my life where I felt like my voice was not heard. I would write every day in my journal just to feel as though I had a voice. Writing is therapy for me. One day I was talking to my fiance and I told him how I wanted to start blogging. Even though I wanted to take this huge step, I was scared. “Why would people care what I have to say?” Somehow my fiance encouraged me to step out on faith and create this blog. Writing to me is all about creating and being creative.
I want help people follow their dreams, to follow their idea of what it means to create something that they can be proud of. Hence the reason why I named this blog “Co-Creating Life.” To wrap it up I started blogging for me, yes, but I also started blogging so I could encourage others to create the lives they want to live, to be creative doing what they love, and so that I could be a positive influence on this world.
2. Who was your favorite cartoon character as a child?
Arthur was definitely my favorite cartoon character. I used to come home from school, make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, sit down at the table and watch Arthur. I love it so much that I actually let my students watch it at the end of the day when they are waiting to be called for dismissal.
3. What’s your all time favorite quote?
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Ghandi
Ahh, this is my favorite quote because it’s so simple but their is so much power, conviction, and expectation behind it. This quote encourages me to be an example to all who struggle to love and be selfless. This means through all of my skills and creation (like teaching and writing) I can speak love and teach acceptance. Not just the love and acceptance of others but also the love and acceptance of ourselves. It’s not enough to just talk about change but we must be that change and watch the world become more beautiful and beautiful, everyday.
4. What advice would you give your teenage self?
I would tell my teenage self to learn how to love who I am. I would explain that this is not only beneficial because you see yourself better but also because you can teach others how to love you for who you are. Would my teenage self have listened? I’m not sure.
5. If you could bring one musician back from the dead who would it be?
I would definitely bring Michael Jackson back. I loved him and I still love him. He was such a musical genius and in my opinion, a good person who was very misunderstood. If I somehow could not bring him back though, I’d definitely bring back Nat King Cole. He’s timeless and he music soothes my soul.
6. What or who has been your greatest influences in your life so far?
My greatest influence has been Oprah. She’s my greatest influence because she lives a life of passion and understanding. She is spiritual in every way possible and has written books that have influenced this entire world. It’s an honor just to live in the same time period as she does. One day I will write books that have a positive and an encouraging affect on the world. When those days come I’ll definitely have to give some of the props to Oprah.
7. What are some short term and long term goals you have for your blog?
I really love this question because it’s really important for me to set goals and manifest those goals. I also think it’s great because it gives you guys an insight into who I am and who I strive to be. My short term goals for my blog would be to create more content that my readers love, to get better at my writing, to have people fall in love with my writing, and to be consistent with my writing. My long term goals are to be known for my blogging around the world, to write many books, and to help others find their passion and be creative in their own lives.
8. What super power do you wish you had?
I wish I was able to fly. I’ve always felt that flying is probably the most freeing feeling. There is also something about the wind hitting my face that makes me feel safe.
9. What is one of the biggest leaps of faith you’ve taken in your life?
One of my biggest leaps of faith I’ve taken in my life was when I moved to Nashville right after undergrad. I finished my first 4 years of college at the University of Alabama in May of 2014. Two weeks later I moved to Nashville with the dream of becoming a teacher, a writer, and an author. I didn’t know anyone and I had no family here in Nashville. I cried for almost a month every day because I didn’t know anyone and at first it felt extremely lonely. Of course it got better (I’ve lived in Nashville for 4 years now) and I’m so glad I did it because I’ve learned so much in the past 4 years. I’ve made wonderful friends here and Nashville is where I met my amazing fiance. If I didn’t take that leap of faith and if I only did what was comfortable, I wouldn’t be the woman I am today!
10. What is “HOME” to you?
To me, home is wherever love is. It’s wherever the people I love are. At this point “home” is with my fiance. I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.
I hope this helped you know a little more about me. I’m so happy to have been blogging for a whole year!! This is only the beginning! I can’t wait to write even more.
I’d love to hear from you. If there is something you’ve been wanting me to write about, leave a comment under this post! I love you all for reading and interacting with me on all of my platforms. Bless you!