Dear Beloved Blog, Today you are 8 years old.
I’m not sure if this makes today your 8th birthday or our 8th anniversary. Either way, I am so grateful to have you in my life. You have brought me so much joy, so much love, and so many adventures. Because of you, dear blog, I have met so many amazing readers, bloggers and brand partners. I have also met Oprah, traveled to Indonesia with Save the Children, adventured on a press trip in Kissimmee, Florida, went behind the scenes in Hollywood and so so so much more.
Thank you, dear blog, for being a part of my life… for allowing me to shine my light, and for providing me with amazing invitations and opportunities.
Here is where it all started, 8 years ago today…
My Very First Blog Post (back when the name of my blog was Create A Balance)…
I have been trying to build my www.createabalance.com website for over 3 years. Like a broken record, I have been re-working the logo, the layout, the navigation, and the content. Recently, I have been trying to maximize search engine optimization and to determine how I can financially support my effort to help women around the world create a balance in their lives.
I had an Ah-Ha moment this week while reading Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. It was time to shift gears and build a blog. So I cancelled my hosting service with register.com and moved to a WordPress friendly hosting service.
The intention of the www.createabalance.com website is to help women balance the demands of being everything to everyone while not losing themselves, their needs, and their passions in the process. It will also provide valuable information to women who want to start their own website so they can share their life’s purpose with other women around the world. Since it has taken me 3 years to get here, I figure the least I can do is share lessons learned so other women can benefit from having a shorter learning curve.
Maybe it shouldn’t surprise me, but it amazes me that 8 years later, my intentions are basically the same – I’m just using different words.
2008 > Back then, my intention was to help women balance the demands of being everything to everyone while not losing themselves, their needs, and their passions in the process.
2016 > Now, my intention is to help women live in more alignment with their hearts and souls… and to never settle for less than their heart and soul desires.
2008 > Back then, my intention was to help women who want to start their own website so they can share their life’s purpose with other women around the world.
2016 > Now, my intention is to help heart-centered female visionaries, coaches, and authors who want to amplify their message and elevate their online presence using social media and online communities.
Blogging has been a magical part of my life these past 8 years… and I’m looking forward to seeing where it will take me next!