I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m one of those crazy girls who wants to work for herself. During my first two or three years of blogging, I actually had no idea people could blog for a living, and during college I didn’t have the mental space to pursue blogging seriously. I have such a passion for creating content, blog design, photography, and of course interacting with you guys, and eventually, my dream is for this to be my job. Right now that is definitely not the case, but it’s a goal I’m working towards.
Because blogging and other creative “jobs” are not that well known among my circle of friends and family, it’s easy to get discouraged from my goal and think about just being practical and pursuing a standard career, but the truth is I want to pursue my creative passions more than anything. This discouragement happens to so many of us– the artists, the musicians, those who dream of doing something different. People like to compartmentalize other people, and when we don’t fit in their boxes, they assume what we’re doing won’t work.
Music always helps inspire and encourage me to work harder at blogging and blog related tasks. Some songs are just like having your own personal encourager and cheerleader, and they are so motivating! Today I’m sharing some of my current favorite songs to listen to while working on my blog– I call it my Girl Boss playlist because that’s what it makes me feel like. 😀
-Girl Boss Playlist-
Zee Avi — 31 Days
Rachel Platten — Fight Song
Ingrid Michaelson — Afterlife
A Fine Frenzy — Now is the Start
Sara Barielles — Brave
Yuna — Live Your Life
I know a lot of you guys are fellow bloggers. Do you hope to make your blog a business someday? How do you deal with discouragement along the way? I’d love to hear about your journey!