First I want to start off by saying, I am so grateful for this opportunity! Also I just really want to thank Alexa for allowing me to share my story with you all today. My name is Bianca and I am a blogger for a lifestyle blog called EverydayNicki.
I am one of those people who believe we all have a purpose in life. Up until the last couple months I was not fulfilling my purpose. I was simply here, and not really being present in any aspect of my life… ya know, just attending church because I’ve always gone to church, taking care and providing for my son because that’s what a mom is supposed to do, and working because it was a consistent paycheck. Honestly, even though I knew I could and should be doing more, I was terrified at the thought of changing things up. I had become complacent in life.
Fast Forward to November of 2017. I was fired from my Job, fear struck in not because I loved going into work every single day, but because of the unknown, like I previously said It was apart of my everyday routine. Also no steady income coming in, meant no money at all. I had absolutely nothing in my savings account. Savings is one of my weak points that i am constantly working towards getting better at. Did i mention I’m a single parent! After letting the initial embarrassment of being fired subside I finally told my best friend, boyfriend, and a few of my close friends about my situation. My best friend and I began bouncing the idea of starting something together. We used the first few weeks of December as a time to brainstorm and zone in our passions and decide how to implement them into a business. The other half of December we began putting things in motion. We decided to start out with blogging because we both love to write. Also while we are still working on other business ventures we thought this would be the best way to build our social media presence, while building our brand at the same time.
So just an update, I currently have no income all while raising my son and making sure to put food on the table for my son and myself, the crazy part about my experience thus far is that even though I’m completely broke at the moment, (did I mention this truly terrifies me.) I am also excited and have never been more determined to succeed and monetize our blog and even though I know it will take time. I’m so blessed to have finally began to focus on my calling in life. I go to work on the blog every day and even though I’m not being paid for creating content at the moment, because this is something I truly enjoy doing I’m more than okay with letting the money come later down the line! What I’m learning from this experience is that you won’t always be prepared for everything that gets thrown at you in life. You have to adapt and learn from your failures as well as your successes, and most importantly learn to be present in life. You owe it to yourself!