Do we really though?
I’ve really slowed down the whole blogging thing over the past few weeks. I was on a mission to post a lot more and on a regular schedule but sometimes things just don’t work out do they?
I’ve spent these past few weeks in turmoil once again over what I want to do going forwards.
At the moment all my time is taken up on writing, promoting and creating content online. While this is my favourite thing to do, I find myself wondering if it’s something I want to stick with long term.
Recently, I’ve been given the opportunity to take this full time and start to carve out a full blogging career which has made me realise that actually, I don’t think I want to do this full time.
I love the idea of it. The reality not so much. Sounds silly really, doesn’t it?
I don’t want to come across as ungrateful at this point, but sometimes you just know when your heart isn’t in something and the more I delve inside and try to work out what I want. I just know in my heart that it isn’t full time blogging.
The whole Instagram lifestyle just isn’t for me, you’ll know that if you follow my own social media channels regularly. I just can’t be bothered with posting mirrored images the same as everyone else on staircases, at strangers doors and in the same cafes that everyone seems to visit these days. Plus there is no way I’d EVER consider moving back down South as I spent my entire young life there between age 2 and 18 so I know that it is actually really sh*t. No rose tinted specs needed here.
I like to think I’m a business woman at heart. I love sales, account management, research. Yes I love social media too. It would be such a shame for me not to put the things I’m good at to good use. I understand the blogging is hard work and that to get the opportunity for my website to take off and my mission to be spread to the world is great news.
On the other hand, I want to run a successful business too, completely outside of my blog although they’ll very likely cross over at some point as both are online based.
I fear that if I push my blog further the love will start to fade.
I’ve always loved the idea of working for myself and honestly, at one point I though that the creative lifestyle would be for me. These days I realise that I want to work for myself but in a completely different setting. I like being busy, leading, managing people and getting organised.
I love having somewhere where people can create and encourage together, the kind of environment that helps others to thrive as well as myself.
This is why I’ve decided that Fitcake Blog will always remain just that. A blog. Yes, I’ll continue to work with brands, promote companies and take part in fantastic opportunities. It will however, never be my main business, or main source of income.
It’ll my little adventure place where I can share how I’m living an active, healthier lifestyle and how anyone can whilst juggling parenthood, marriage, business and all things health and fitness related. I seem to have an increasing amount of things happening.
I’ve started a new challenge putting together the things I love most mentioned above and jumped into the world of new company ownership. So, with my new little challenge taking off slowly, I’ll be hoping to give my business a nice little boost in the new year and I am expecting some wonderful things to happen next year.
No more wondering what I want to be when I grow up. I think I’ve discovered it.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Have you not decided yet or are you already living the dream.
– Emma –
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