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Why did you start blogging?
As part of the Alex Beadon Feel Good Blogging Challenge, I thought that this would be a good idea to increase traffic on my blog related to beauty product reviews and opinions. But as the day progressed, I didn’t think that I could dedicate myself to doing all of the products and reviews (especially since I’m trying to save money and am definitely not well known enough to get free things sent to me). So I decided to start this new blog that will hopefully be a documentation of my journey to creativity. I don’t consider myself creative or have many passions or even hobbies, but I’m hoping that by participating in this challenge, I can break out of my shell and get started on my journey.
Who are you?
Having said that…I’m Roxanne and I’m a young professional living in the Washington DC Metro Area. I live in the suburbs, but I don’t mind it because I don’t really like city life. I’m also going to school for a Master’s Degree in Management. My undergrad degree is in Geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and I currently work for a federal government department. If you asked me when I was 18 if I saw myself here…the answer would be no. I have a lot of free time, but like I said, I don’t really have any hobbies to be passionate about. There are many things I like to do, but none seem to ignite the passion and creativity in me.
Who is your blog for?
My blog is mainly for me in the fact that I’m trying to make myself better by putting myself “out there.” I’ve never been one to enjoy the spotlight but I have always enjoyed being recognized and known, so to me a blog is a way of doing this. Theoretically, anyone who has access to this could be in my audience, but realistically, it could be only a handful of people. But if along the way I attract readers who are like me and feel something about my thoughts, then that would be awesome as well.
What’s something you’ve been working on lately that you’re REALLY proud of?
Honestly, not much. I’m pretty proud though of being to work full-time and take classes to further my career. Who knows though…maybe in a few months, I’ll have a better answer to this question.
What’s the ONE MESSAGE that you hope people take away from your blog?
As this blog is brand spankin’ new, I’m not too sure. I think I want people to see through hard work and dedication, you can find something to be proud and passionate about, even if you don’t think you can.
8 thoughts on “Feel Good Blogging Challenge #1: A Simple Introduction”
Hey Roxanne! I loved getting to know you in return through your Day 1 Challenge! I am the same way with not wanting to put too much of myself out there – you did a wonderful job! I look forward to reading more and more from you 🙂 xo, Azahar
Thanks for blogging!
I don’t know what “Geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)” means, but it sounds ridiculously awesome and my husband (a map-geography-guru) would be/is super jealous.
I can tell you (as a creative) that being creative is sometimes down-right-hard!!
One day you’re full of inspiration and ideas, and the next zip-nada! So here is some advice, since you’ve asked…
Every morning, I head over to Pinterest and look at images. Food. Weddings. Photography. Anything basically. That gets my brain going. I love doing this because it’s also relaxing for me.
The other thing that helps me (and a little bit more private) is just having a journal with me at ALL times. I jot down ideas, silly things, crazy things, etc. Then I look in there for inspiration!
Thanks Sharina! Those are both great ideas and I try to journal as much as I can but its mostly about the ‘private’ me and just everyday stuff. I love pinterest too! I’ll have to look for you there. I look forward to seeing more of your ideas and work on your blog!
Hello Roxanne! Awesome name I should know! 🙂
Finding your passion is really a journey. I think it will help if you try different things and see what floats your boat and from there maybe you can develop that. By trying different things, you will surely stumble on something that you love.
I was, for several different reasons, a late bloomer who never entered university until I was 36 years old. One of the first things that struck me when I got there was the vast amount of study choices that were available of which I had never even heard anything about. I think you are just discovering that life is very much like that, and like myself, I doubt it will take you long to realize that one of the most enjoyable aspects of trying to navigate this vast array of choices, is the journey itself. Whatever choice you finally make will almost certainly be the right choice for you, but for now, maybe you just want to check out the options for a while. I don’t know. Just a thought. Anyway, whatever you choose to do, I hope you enjoy it.
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Hi Roxanne, working full-time and taking classes to further your career is a wonderful thing of which to be proud. I tried convincing one of my sons to get a job when he was attending IUP but his response was that his music major was so stressful he couldn’t do both. However once he realized that he couldn’t get by on his good looks he eventually worked several part time jobs. Thank goodness he finally graduated.
Regarding your blog maybe this will become your passion. The nice thing about blogging is that you can take it in any direction you choose.
That’s good for him Stephanae! Thanks for your kind words and advice!
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You are most welcome 🙂