It took me awhile to finally come to terms with the fact that writing and blogging really is my biggest passion. I left the corporate world last March and I knew I was not going back there again. I began to monetize my blog and learn more about what works and what’s not for me personally.
I began to use my full name instead of just Maureen. I even changed my LinkedIn profile position and put CEO of Scoops of Joy. I am taking things more seriously now so it only seems appropriate to value myself as such.
With 2015 being just around the corner, I am setting myself some new goals for Scoops of Joy. Real concrete plans that I will commit myself to.
So I began to write things down…making my list.
I prepared a new work area where I can sit properly and write. Just by doing this simple little thing, I am inspired to write and that’s how this post was born. By creating a new space and decorating it, making it mine.
I also put this little gem on my desk:
The jar contains some pink sand and shells from my getaway with Dan to Lombok.
I even hung my chakra banner up that I got from Ubud, Bali and one color drew me in immediately.
The orange colored banner. Sacral Chakra.
“I Love all dimensions of Myself.
I delight in weaving the creative tapestry that is my life.”
That speaks to me on such a deep level.
The color orange has also become the main color for Scoops of Joy and Riz from Chasing Dreams beautifully captured my ideas in the design and layout.
Banishing Self Doubts
I no longer wish to write about day to day things and make Scoops of Joy looks like a typical mommy blog – nothing is wrong with mommy blog but it’s just not what I want to be – but I am beginning to feel like I am on a quest to find my purpose in the blogging world.
I am on a quest to find the true essence of Scoops of Joy.
There were moments where I struggled my talent to write. Sometimes I felt insecure and uneasy worrying that I will be judged for my poor grammar or punctuation since English is not my first language.
From the many encouraging comments I’ve received from friends and readers, I know this is what I want to do, to write. Reading these comments quickly brings back the confidence so thank you to everyone who believes in my writing.
Preparing for 2015
Trial and error lead me to where I am today, comfortable in my style of writing yet still having room to learn more. I still feel the urge to learn how to become a better writer who writes high quality pieces beautifully. I began to really read all those articles I pinned about blogging and social media.
In doing so, I feel like I’m taking things more seriously and professionally. Committing myself to more writing, the skills only added value to the whole package of being Scoops of Joy. Turning our passion into a business. Isn’t that what is all about?
As I am preparing Scoops of Joy to welcome the New Year with clear and well planned strategies, I am curious to know if you have a New Year’s Resolution for your blog or your business? Do you have a special place as your ‘office’ to write? What inspires you to plan ahead? Please feel free to share in the comment box.