Monday, September 4, 2017

Finding a Fixed Point

I ''created'' the above image, however, the quote design is from The Project Girl.
Hello Everyone!

I hope you all are doing well. Since it’s a new month and I haven’t been blogging as much, I thought I would write a ''normal’’ blog post.

Lately, I have been thinking about blogging and what role it should play in my life now, after being out of college. When I started blogging 6 years ago I never imagined I would actually enjoy writing let alone get the opportunity to work with brands. It seems weird and unusual but normal at the same time. However, being out of college and being out of that bubble of getting a degree, has drastically changed my perspective on blogging. 

For example, I have tried to not compare my journey, blog, or style of crafting to other people. However, after 6 years of blogging, it hard to get out of that cycle of constantly thinking about why your blog is not as ''successful'' or ''interesting'' as other blogs. This idea has really hit me in the past few months while going through the process of finding a job. This is because I had a certain perspective on my blog while in college, which involved my blog being a part-time job that paid most of my ''expenses''.

After graduating however and being a business degree major, I KNOW that my blog is not a business, is not a huge source of income, or a ''logically'' way of making an ''income'' in the future. Don’t get me wrong, I did not start blogging for money nor do I recommend that you blog to make money. This is because you ''can not'' make money from blogging unless you have a stellar business plan to back up your blogging dream.

For me, I have been struggling with building that ''post-college life'', finding a job, and figuring out God’s plan for my life. Within all that struggle and moving those puzzle pieces around, I’m trying to see where blogging fits in at. Simply because I love the crafting industry, making projects, and blogging about crafting. It’s been a huge part of my life for 6 years and part of me really wants to turn into a legit career for myself, while the other part of me really wants to find a ''normal'' 9-5 job.

This post is probably not making any sense what-so-ever. Honestly, my only goal in life (for myself) is to fulfill God’s plan, will, and calling on my life. I’m just trying to figure out if crafting is a part of that. As I sit here now, I want to craft more, write a book, change the blog, and have ideas for future posts. I just don’t know if it’s ''my thinking'' or God pulling me in that direction.

Is anybody else having this struggle? Also, if you have any advice, suggestions, tips, or view points, let me know.

Anyway, that is my thought on this first week of the month. Who knows, maybe this will be the month of ''clarity'' (lol).

xo Katie

p.s I am not quitting blogging! I'm just trying to figure out how much blogging I really want to do in the next couple of months.

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