On March 7, 2011, I published my first blog post and mentioned one of my favorite quotes by Helen Keller, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” 200 posts later, and I am still happily pursuing the daring adventure that I call blogging. Today is an extra special day on my blog because this post is number TWO-HUNDRED! Woo hoo! I am literally smiling from ear to ear and am incredibly proud of myself for posting 200 blogs within a ten-month span.
When I first started this blog, I wasn’t sure how far I was actually going to take it. I remember thinking, “This could be fun, I’ll give it a try!” and 200 posts later, I’m not sure I’ll ever stop. I guess I’ve become an addict for wanting to inspire, encourage, and motivate others. My viewer statistics and number of followers have sky-rocketed in the past few months, and I now have faithful readers all over the globe, from Brazil, to South Africa, to Australia, and even in India! I’ve also been getting more positive feedback than ever about the quality of my content. This feels incredible because I put hard work and dedication into writing, editing, and posting new blogs and knowing that it’s noticed and appreciated makes it all worth it.
To celebrate today, I wanted to share with you an interesting concept that I’ve found true: you become what you do. Think about it. If you sulk around all the time and complain about your problems, you’ll be unhappy. If you take risks, live enthusiastically, and have fun, you’ll become a happy, lively person. From reading and writing about happiness, motivation, self-love, etc., I have no choice but to become happier, more motivated, and more in touch with myself. Through reading countless self-help books and diving myself into research on the influence of attitude and the power of self-esteem, I’ve gained an incredible amount of knowledge and love sharing it with you all. I also can’t wait to share with you motivation GALORE in my upcoming book, so stay tuned!
To anyone that has read my blog, shared my blog with others, retweeted my posts, made a comment on the post itself, or told me that you enjoyed reading my blog: thank you. You’re the reason I will continue to blog with passion, purpose, and persistence.
Like Kelen Heller said, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” I urge you to go out there and try something new today. Whether it’s taking on a new hobby, reading a new book, making a new friend, or heck, even starting a motivational or just-for-fun blog (you know I’ll help you out!), GO DO IT! You have only one life to live… make it count!
Happy living a daring adventure,