But wait… why are you giving away free information?
To answer this, I’m going to tell you my life story. Hold still because I like to chat!
When I was 2, my dad passed away from cancer. Then, at age 10, my mom passed away from cancer. I lived with my brother who was 18 and my sister who was 14. As you might be able to tell, I essentially raised myself.
For years, I was scared that if I failed in life, I would hit rock bottom since my parents wouldn’t be around to catch my fall. I literally would have no place to go so to avoid that, I created my own safety net. I worked my butt off to get into a good school and graduate college while supporting myself fully since I was a teenager.
Well, the hard work paid off. Within one year of graduating college, I became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and within two years, I paid my school loans off fully all while living in Manhattan, New York City– one of the most expensive cities in the world.
Although I no longer had to worry about money, all this time I had ignored my emotional and mental well-being. I got so caught up in the stresses and daily grind of life that despite achieving such great feats without having parents, I was totally unhappy.
Being depressed at work every day made me really sick. At age 24, I got fibromyalgia, which includes widespread nerve pain from my face to my toes, chronic muscle pain, fatigue, and more. I am still recovering from this but am in a much better place now.
Physically, I’m in Amsterdam. I moved here in 2015 and pursued a more passionate career. I became a travel blogger! That was the ultimate turning point in my life, and now mentally and emotionally, I’m in the best state that I’ve ever been in in my life.
I love that I can work from home, be my own boss, and set my own hours. Also, I love the creative aspect of blogging and all the new things I’ve learned at such a quick pace. I’m still learning new things daily and know that my growth will only stop if I want it to.
Since starting my blog, I’ve met so many like-minded people in this blogging community, and WOW, they have been non-stop helpful. I’m so grateful for all these people and everything that’s happened in my life to get me to this point of ultimate satisfaction and happiness that I want to give back.
This brings me to you.
It just so happens that we crossed paths at a point where I feel AWESOME and want to share my successes and failures of blogging in hopes that you too can reach a total point of satisfaction in your career. I want people to be as happy as they can possibly be, and if you think that blogging’s going to make you happy, then I want to help you.
I’ll be doing this by giving you a clear cut guide on starting your blog. We’re going to build a solid foundation towards a profitable blog and take out the guesswork of how to get it set up properly.
During this process, please view me as your mentor— someone I always wish I had when I first started blogging.
If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up for my daily emails so you know exactly which lesson to follow so you can go in the proper order of setting up your blog.
About My Own Blog
In 2015, I started Tales From a Fork, originally a travel and lifestyle blog. I rebranded it to Lust ‘Till Dawn in January 2018 to include more topics such as blogging!
So you can avoid a rebranding like me, I will show you on Day 1 how to avoid making your niche too narrow and vetting your blog name, which I wish someone had taught me from the beginning!
If you’re up to it or have the time, I’d love for you to reach out to say hello! It’d mean a lot to me to connect personally with you.
Thank you so much for being here, and I can’t wait to start your blog with you! If you have any questions or want to say hello, then feel free to reach out to me in this free blogging help group.