Never in my wildest dream that I’m going to be a blogger until one day, it calls me. With so many questions that I’ve asked myself before, life has lead me to things that will eventually made me realize the answers. I discovered that with blogging, I am able to connect with amazing people around the world by sharing my thoughts and ideas, in some way I can help them. I believe what I discovered is my purpose in life, and I couldn’t be grateful enough because it also helped me own my tomorrow!
I’m now living my life with blogging as my full-time job along with some social media opportunities. It’s such a privilege that I can do my job at home and be with my family all the time. I also don’t have to worry about what to wear for work because I can do it even I’m just wearing a pajama with my messy long hair while watching my child play in his playpen. Well, I should say blogging has offered me the combination of privilege and convenience, and I’m so thankful of it!
But you know, it’s a bit awkward when some people asked me what I’m doing for a living, and give me that “what the hell is that look” when I say I’m a blogger. It’s understandable that despite how powerful social media nowadays is, some still doesn’t recognize what blogging is.
I just never really thought that I’m going to be a blogger one day
All I know is that I want to be a programmer. But then I took up software development course during my college days. I even aspire to be a web designer. I want to code and make things work with little pieces of codes from my head.
I was so happy when I made my first website. Days have passed; I have a feeling that something is missing. I started to ask myself where it will lead me to. Will it help me own my tomorrow? Will it really help? What should I do to make the most of it? Can I do better? Many to mention but there’s so many questions in my head. To be honest, I feel like I’m lost.
At the same time, I’m also spending most of my time Facebook~ing. I enjoy Facebook as much as everyone does. I woke up one day, asking myself if I can also do something with Facebook (also with Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest) that will benefit my behalf. If social media (like Facebook, etc.) makes money from me/us by using their platform and expand their business with ads, can I also earn something from using it? Can I make money doing something I love with social media?
I have so many questions
But I’m just a curious individual who’s trying to find the answers so I could own my tomorrow and make my time spent online worth it. Until one day, I stumbled upon an article about blogging and its connection to Facebook and other social media platforms. I feel like I found a bright idea! I thought I should give it a try.
My aspiration to make a website and all those time I spent in Facebook has lead me to blogging. But first, I asked myself what do I really love to write about? What my passion really is? And there, JhemSays.com was born!
The first few months of blogging has gained me nothing but blog posts. It feels like as if I’m lost again, but I never give up. Instead, I keep on writing, share my posts on my social channels, read other people’s blog, connect with other bloggers, and keep on believing that soon, people will come to my blog and learn something from my posts. I continue with what I started though there were times of occasional blogger block, I keep on pushing forward and believe that in a year or two, and blogging will take me somewhere— that it will help me own my tomorrow.
In just a few months, I started receiving emails from people asking about my blog posts, and some brands has also contacted me to express their interest in working with me. Whoa, I started to see the light shining on me that day, and later on it become my full-time job.
Blogging has always been a challenge to me
I always have to move forward to become a better blogger than I am today. I’m so thankful because from asking questions, I found my purpose in life with blogging. It also helps me and my family in so many ways.
Every time I’m working with brands, I always enjoy the opportunity of connecting them and the people. I just have to never stop asking questions about myself so I can find the answers to help me grow and own my tomorrow with blogging.
I’m a full-time blogger and I’m proud of it
This is what makes me happy. Who would really think that those questions I’ve asked myself before has brought me to where and who I am now? Every time I think of it, I just smile and feel grateful that I found the answers to own my tomorrow.
I believe that in life, we should never stop believing. Keep moving forward. Never ever stop asking questions. How about you, what questions did you asked yourself to own your tomorrow? Share your story!