It’s the night before BlogWorld aka #BWELA, the largest blogging conference in the world. I’m sitting in my room reflecting on why I’m here, why I blog and what it is I’m working towards.
In a nutshell, it’s to help others by sharing my own journey. I’ve had life experiences that at times felt unbearably dark and surreal. I often felt completely alone, as if no one else in the world could possibly understand what I was experiencing. My life was turned upside down on more than one occasion but I managed to get back up each time. It wasn’t always pretty, but in the end, baby step by baby step, I’ve built a life I love.
I’m no one extraordinary; I’m just a woman who began the journey as a determined and often scared and confused little girl. I’d like to give hope to anyone that feels alone and afraid. I’d like to reach out and let them know that by taking baby steps in the right direction, that they really can reach their destination. There may be setbacks along the way, but you have to keep moving forward. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Keep learning. Keep growing. Find people who are successful in doing what you want to do. Most people will be happy to help you.
The speakers and attendees who will be at Blogworld are people I greatly admire, respect, and learn from. I want to learn how to better help others by continually developing my own voice. I’m excited about the days ahead, and yes, a little school-girl nervous about meeting a few of the folks I usually admire from afar.
What is it that you want to do? What are you working towards? What are you doing to get there?by