I got into the blogging world several years back when I launched a crafting blog. Then I migrated to a foodie blog, and finally finding my home in launching Do Five Things A Day in 2010. When I started Do Five Things A Day I was going through a bit of a rough patch in life. I was struggling greatly with my Rheumatoid Arthritis on top of other life challenges and found myself many days with a lack of motivation and energy to make it through my day. I started taking a step back and focused on slowing down, taking into consideration that I had more on my plate than I could handle at the time. I developed a plan to focus on tackling just five tasks or goals a day. This is where my blog name came from. The theme I was developing for my blog was to build confidence in the things I did accomplish each day rather than only seeing what I didn’t get done. I wanted to learn to accept myself for where I was in life and build my self esteem up to feel proud of the steps I was taking to move forward, no matter how big or small they were. This was the beginning of a transformation for me and for my blogging career. Over the past seven years I have come and gone to the blogging world through Do Five Things A Day. I have shifted and I have twirled many times in life and in careers as I sifted through learning more about myself and what I wanted out of life. My blogging style and posts have followed suit as I migrated through these changes and discoveries within life and within myself.
What started as a journey to find myself has bloomed into so much more. I still to this day follow my philosophy of doing five things a day and now most days I find myself doing much more. This blog has taught me to see myself and my life differently. It has taught me to be more forgiving and more compassionate to myself and to accept that there are big days and there are little days but each day I am making progress and each day has meaning. In the beginning I started this blog for myself, for a place to escape. Today it holds a purpose to share my stories to inspire others, to help others accept and grow as I did (and to continue growing). I’ve grown to understand that some days I’ll do five big things but other days I can be happy that I just got out of bed. I’ve learned that each day brings new opportunities and that personal growth and discovery is a life long journey.